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Working With COVID-19: A Family’s Firsthand Experience of the Virus

Working With COVID-19: A Family’s Firsthand Experience of the Virus

Sim Khanuja, Writer

June 22, 2020

COVID-19 has shaken the world. Families all around are impacted by the outbreak. Whether it’s social distancing, job struggles, economic stress or loved ones’ health, COVID-19 has affected society in many ways. One Kirkwood family in particular, the Dunns, have a firsthand experience that sets them apart: Scott Du...

Catching up on me

Depiction of a family wearing medical masks standing outside of their home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lila Shepard, writer

June 5, 2020

    I’m sitting at home with my crazy family. I’ve been stuck here since spring break. This sense of being cooped up is a feeling that many people in quarantine know by now. I had volleyball tournaments over spring break, so I was stuck at home while my friends vacationed. My volle...

VoK: LaTanya Caffe

LaTanya Caffe, senior, described the meaning behind her tattoos and fingernails.

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

February 24, 2020

“My first tattoo I got after I turned 16. It says with pain comes strength. I got it for my cousin after he was hit by a car. He didn’t survive. That was something that really took a toll on our family. Everybody said he was the glue that held us together. And I feel like, with a lot of pain, we be...

Senior Profile: Felicia Harris

“I’m one of 12 siblings,” Felicia said. “The oldest is 21 and the youngest is 1, so the house is always busy and loud.

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

April 23, 2019

Felicia Harris is one of 12 siblings. She plans to pursue her passion of photography in the future and join the military as an Air Force photographer.

Family event survival guide

I learned how to survive, and I want to help you do the same.

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 8, 2019

While family events may be enjoyable for those who consider themselves to be extroverts, that’s not the case for everyone. Personally, I’ve spent the majority of my time at my relative's houses hiding in the bathroom or playing on my phone, hoping that no one asks how “I’m really doing” or...

Go ask your mom

In our household, my moms work very hard to parent each of us to our own needs.

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

March 31, 2019

We were in the car driving back from one of my weekly therapy sessions, and my mom started talking about Suzan, her best friend at the time. She took a deep breath and said she had to tell me something. “Suzan and I… are dating,” she said. “I knew it! I knew it!” (because I had, in fact, pre...

Four neediest cases: family

art by Lizzie Stobbe

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

December 4, 2018

Their mother had just gone to the store for some cigarettes and a tea. To please her, her children all decided to take baths so they would be nice and clean when their mother got home. They bathed and laughed, blowing bubbles at each other as they washed themselves. From the bathroom, they heard a knock ...

Where are they now: Cornell Young III

Where are they now: Cornell Young III

Grace Murphy, features writer

April 18, 2018

Football was his only escape. His only way to get away from the gangs, the drugs, the life he did not want. He continued to fight, to work hard, to channel his emotions onto the field. He was used to footballs spiraling toward him, but bullets are a lot harder to catch. The night Cornell Young III, 19...

Madi’s melody

Madi's melody

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

April 2, 2018

"Everything’s bigger in Texas,” Madi Janysek, senior, said. “I’ll keep telling you that until the day I die.” Janysek is no stranger to the Lone Star state, the place she still calls her home. Native to Arizona, Janysek moved to New York, San Antonio, Austin, Rhode Island and back to Austin,...

Once more with feeling

Once more with feeling

Ally Ortmann, features writer

December 12, 2017

A sharp sound emits from the piano as Mary Cleary, junior, hits the wrong key. She smiles, fingers hovering as she awaits the corrections from her father. Growing up with her father’s musical influence, Mary sees her father’s happiness with her following his footsteps and recognizes her father’s d...

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