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Dancing through life

Dancing through life

Liam Jackson, copy editor

October 18, 2018

She goes outside, puts on her rose gold headphones and starts to dance like nobody’s watching. Clare Sullivan, sophomore, loves to express herself through dance. “I’m very creative,” Clare said. “I’m very clever with things, [and] very unique. There’s no other kid like me.” Clare...

Finals, Finals and More Finals

Finals, Finals and More Finals

Keegan Pfeifer, Writer

May 21, 2018

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer in Missouri, that can only mean one thing; Summer break. As the last day of school draws nearer, this means that finals are coming up. Stress heightens as scholars and teachers both have to prepare for these finals. “Finals are like a hurricane coming and yo...

Significance of our secretaries

Significance of our secretaries

Lydia Cohen, Writer

May 21, 2018

During the school week, the bell rings at 7:50 a.m., and for most people at KHS, this means a day of teaching or learning starts. But, in the main office, three women work with different tasks. Receptionist secretaries Lorie Nieman and Mary Dahlem manage student attendance along with greeting and guiding...

All cards on the table

All cards on the table

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

February 2, 2018

Skip, reverse, shuffle, draw and explode. This is common lingo for freshman Nicholas, Sean, Phillip, Hugh and Oleg, the self-proclaimed pack of “Geeky Nerds.” Every lunch period, the five boys haphazardly toss their lunches on the table, so they can get to the more important matter of playing the...

Top five features stories of 2017

Top five features stories of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018

Our goal in features is not only to write stories about people who have done interesting things but also to give a voice to those who might otherwise go unnoticed. TKC believes that everyone has a story, and through feature stories, we strive to prove that. This year we had a variety of pieces, rangin...

Top five news stories from 2017

Top five news stories from 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018

News is at the core of all journalism. While it can be more factual and formulaic than other types of journalism, it takes skilled writers to report on world, national and local news. From the Aug. 21 solar eclipse to Russia’s ban from the 2018 Olympic games, these stories are great examples of timely ...

To find oneself

To find oneself

Ally Ortmann, features writer

December 6, 2017

Known for being an openly transgender student dedicated to securing rights for the LGBTQ+ community, Hayden Wilson, sophomore, has struggled to gain freedom from society and his own mind. Hayden was diagnosed with depression in October of his eighth grade year while still identifying with his birth sex. Hayden was born female and had not questioned his sexual or gender identity until finding l...

Where are they now: Blythe Terrell

Where are they now: Blythe Terrell

Maddie Meyers, features writer

December 1, 2017

Sophomore Blythe Terrell proudly walks down KHS hallways to her journalism class, knowing that everything that will happen in her future starts here. Fast forward 16 years and Terrell, KHS graduate of 2001, has traveled from Kirkwood to Texas to Africa to New York, working as a newspaper reporter, Pe...

Where are they now: Maggie Berardino

Where are they now: Maggie Berardino

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

November 14, 2017

Volunteering in a third world country and being a teacher in Japan do not require the same skill set that learning about statistics does. After studying statistics at the University of Missouri, Maggie Berardino, ’97 KHS graduate, decided earning her degree in the United States was not something she need...

Where are they now: Drew Nikonowicz

Where are they now: Drew Nikonowicz

Chloe Hooker, editor-in-chief

November 7, 2017

If he can tolerate the constant whirring of two 3D printers that day, he will sit down at his desk, put on music or a Youtube video and plan for his upcoming exhibition. But Drew Nikonowicz, 2011 KHS graduate, never stops thinking about his photography, morning, noon or night. Whether he is at his desk,...

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