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The freshmen class had 163 grade fails compared to their usual less than 50.

Jumping in with one foot

Ava Duggin, social media editor March 1, 2021

The Dougherty Ferry parking lot was empty on Aug. 24, 2020. There were no dressed-up seniors lining the sidewalk outside of the entrance. No whistles, no yelling. And no nervous freshman climbing out of...

Dr. Havener advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.

Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

Lily Bartin, web editor August 25, 2020

The transition into high school can feel daunting, and with the shift to online learning the change may seem all the more overwhelming. But as bad as freshman year is made out to be, with a bit of guidance...

KHS seniors' advice for freshmen

KHS seniors’ advice for freshmen

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor September 26, 2019
Being a freshman in high school can be really intimidating. Watch this video to see seniors reflect on their thoughts as a freshman, and current freshmen reflect on their fears entering high school.

Freshmen at KHS

Amelia Hurley, features writer September 6, 2018

Throughout the halls of KHS, a wave of excitement mixed with fear rushes through the building. Many students enter KHS with a sense of familiarity, while some are overwhelmed by the crowded halls and upperclassmen...

photo courtesy of Kirkwood High School

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

Maddie Hawes, associate editor August 24, 2018

  It’s 12:55 p.m., lunch just ended and now you have to sprint to Spanish class. You leave your friends to start down the social studies hallway and you find yourself stuck in a huge clustered...

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...

Freshman vs. senior year at KHS

Jane Stewart, communications editor January 31, 2018

Have you ever noticed a difference in attitude between the freshman and senior class at KHS? We have. Here is our take on the difference between the freshmen and senior attitudes at KHS.

Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Holden Foreman, web editor December 13, 2016

Friends? Check. Food? Check. Upcoming tests in every single class? Check, please. Freshmen will tell you how they feel about taking seven tests in one week, but Link Crew tries to inject some fun into...

Daneen Burks, freshman, prepares to shoot the basketball.

Photo gallery: freshman girls’ basketball

Abby Lay, photographer November 28, 2016

The Pioneers practice for their first game Nov. 21. Courtnay Terry, freshman, is looking forward to being able to play in a game. "I am excited because I played last year and I want to improve my skills by...

photo courtesy of Paul Kopsky

Varsity volleyball tops Ursuline during student night

Holden Foreman, sports writer September 6, 2014

Girls’ varsity volleyball earned their fourth win of the season during their student night game Thursday against Ursuline (2-1).  It was the first match this year in which an opposing team had forced...

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