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Call Ed: The case for finals

School work stacks up for many students around finals week.

TKC Staff

February 11, 2020

Final exams have always been used in higher education to test for overall understanding of course content. But each year the testing season raises controversy. The grades on these crucial exams have the potential to significantly sway a cumulative grade that a student has earned over the course of the ...

Places to study during finals week

I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee shop?

Sophie Chappell, web editor

December 19, 2019

It’s the most stressful time of year, again. I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee shop? Sometimes, where you study is just as important as how motivated you are to do the work. He...

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Snow day woes: A call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

December 17, 2019

A snow day is usually a cause for universal excitement among students, but on Sunday, Dec. 15, the announcement was met with widespread anxiety. Monday’s snow day would eliminate a valuable day of review before finals week. When Tuesday, was called off as well, panic intensified. KSD announced that...

No school Tuesday, Dec. 17

At 6:40 p.m., KHS announced there will be no school Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to current weather conditions and the extended forecast.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 16, 2019

At 6:40 p.m., KHS announced there will be no school Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to current weather conditions and the extended forecast. Students will take their second hour final Monday, Jan. 6.  ...

Here are the Quizlets for all of your finals

Here are the Quizlets for all of your finals

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

December 8, 2019

It’s that time of year, they say. Yeah, yeah we get it. I’m not talking about your Christmas music or your letter to Santa (even though you’re 16). I’m talking come-to-school-at-the-crack-of-dawn to review what you never grasped in Unit 1. I’m talking emailing your teachers for any possibl...

Important dates for seniors

Cheerleaders support their team with chants on the sidelines.

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

May 3, 2019

As the year begins to come to an end for the class of 2019, the next week or so holds a lot of days with important events for seniors.

Where should you study for finals?

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Megan Cleveland, opinions editor

December 12, 2018

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Finals, Finals and More Finals

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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...

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 15, 2018

As the sun lingers in the sky for a few minutes longer each day, our daydreams of summer no longer seem unrealistic. Ignoring the nag of our alarms and turning our history notes into doodles would be too easy. It’s almost as if our math problems are asking to be neglected. Yet as our focus diminishes, the looming fa...

Sleep: a waste of time

Sleep: a waste of time

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

May 15, 2018

As the school year draws to close, students are more stressed than ever with finals, AP tests and homework. We have minimal time to relearn much of the year’s content for each class. Loads of work exhaust students and ensure we suffer late into the night. Getting a healthy amount of sleep is more difficu...

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