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VoK: St. Louis Women’s March

VoK: St. Louis Women's March

Adler Bowman and Izzy Colón

January 22, 2018

According to KSDK, thousands carried their experiences with injustice across the length of Market St. on Saturday, Jan. 20. TKC talked with a few of these many voices and asked them why they came out on such a cloudy, chilly morning. Here’s why they marched. “I’ve gotten a lot more signatures than...

Girls just want to have fun[damental rights]

Girls just want to have fun[damental rights]

Camille Baker, features editor

January 17, 2017

For most, feminism embodies the belief that men and women should be equal. But to Colleen Lee, the term means something much bigger. Colleen, senior, said feminism is about striving for unity and equality among all genders. “Feminism isn’t just about raising the status for women to be equal to...



Adler Bowman, features writer

November 5, 2016

The most popular accessory at the 2016 Friendship Dance will not be a designer diamond necklace or a pair of shiny golden earrings, but a $2 piece of pink rubber. The Webster Groves High School (WGHS) Feminist Coalition reached out to KHS Coalition to sell bracelets that depict the female gender symbo...

Is it the White House or the wife’s house?

Is it the White House or the wife's house?

Anna-Claire Kilcoyne, features writer

November 4, 2016

The top 10 most influential First Ladies in U.S. history (from least to most): Abigail Fillmore (1850-1853) Abigail Fillmore had a great love of books, and this led to her creating the first White House library. She helped select which books would be included, overriding Congress' fear that...

Why I’m dumping Trump

Why I'm dumping Trump

Anna-Claire Kilcoyne, features writer

November 4, 2016

Note from the editor: This piece contains a quote with explicit language that may be considered offensive. TKC’s editorial policy states “The media will not print unnecessary profanity.” The editors decided this quote was necessary to illustrate the author's full intent and authenticity. Editors...

The latest luxury item…

The latest luxury item...

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

February 25, 2016

*This is a work of satire. There is honestly nothing more luxurious than the week girls are on their period. I mean, between debilitating cramps, bloating, floods every time a sneeze escapes and the occasional puking, it’s basically a breeze. There’s no better way than a period to inform girls they...

Feminism’s superhero

Feminism's superhero

Jamie Jones, interactives staff

January 6, 2016

She’s flying in and helping Superman out. Her name is Supergirl, and she is making her mark on the small screen. In the weeks leading up to Supergirl’s premiere, I was bombarded with ads for the new TV series on CBS. Not to mention lead actress Melissa Benoist was featured on The Ellen Show. Fin...

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

October 26, 2015

Welcome to a new feature on An Independent Universe. It’s called Sitting with Scientists, and I’ll be interviewing awesome people from around the country with a passion for science that puts mine to shame. My first interview was with Mumu Xu, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. S...

Feminism is a modern necessity

Feminism is a modern necessity

Alexa Kannenberg, opinions editor

October 8, 2014

Before this summer I never considered myself a feminist. In my eyes, feminists were noisy, masculine women with a grudge against all things girly. Women who hated chocolates and flowers and clingy boyfriends. I saw them as women who loved being naked in public for no particular reason and who hated all...

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