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First lady Melania Trump. Born in Slovenia, Melania started off her career as a model, eventually gaining US citizenship in July 2006. Along the way, she married Donald Trump, modeled for Vogue and became one of America’s most well-known women as the current First Lady.

Political Issue: FLOTUS

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief October 16, 2020

With the election drawing near, most American conversations revolve around the Biden vs. Trump debate. Although this discussion is important, we often neglect to acknowledge who they might bring with them...

Former second lady Jill Biden is playing an important roll alongside her husband in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Political Issue: Jill Biden, the student’s champion

Elliott Notrica, breaking news editor October 16, 2020

A lifelong educator and advocate for public education, Dr. Jill Biden never intended on being in the political spotlight. In fact, even as second lady she led a very independent and relatively nonpolitical...

Meet the candidates introduces you to candidates running for office district 90 and their platforms.

Meet the Candidates: Missouri House of Representatives

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 19, 2020

This year on Nov. 3, American citizens will be heading to the polls to vote for who they want to be president for the next four years. In addition, Missourians will be electing a governor, state senate...

Barbara Phifer, Democratic candidate for district 90, filed for office Feb. 25.

Meet the candidate: Barbara Phifer

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 19, 2020

Barbara Phifer, political newcomer and life-long Methodist pastor, entered the race for the Missouri House of Representatives Feb. 25.  After graduating from Cornell College in Iowa and St. Paul School...

Rick Perry, Republican candidate for House district 90, officially entered the race for the Missouri House of Representatives.

Meet the candidate: Rick Perry

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 12, 2020

Rick Perry, career law enforcement officer and former president of Missouri Conservative Coalition, has officially joined the race for the Missouri House of Representatives hoping to pick up Deb Lavender’s...

Instead of pictures with their friends, teen's screens are full of political advertisements, endorsements and opinions.

The Brain Issue: Political persuasion

Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor November 4, 2019

As the day comes to an end, teens haul their heavy backpacks home. These exhausted students sit on their couches and pull out their phones to scroll through the latest posts they’ve missed. Instead of...

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The PolitiCall: getting involved in politics

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham February 14, 2019

With the 2020 presidential election starting to gain more attention, politics are starting to be discussed more and more frequently in the halls of KHS. For the PolitiCall's third episode, Izzy Colón...

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Five things you need to know about the government shutdown

Lily Bartin, features writer January 25, 2019

The U.S. government has been under a partial shutdown since Saturday, Dec. 22. Yet, nearly 30 percent (83/311) of KHS students don’t know the reason for the shutdown, and only 35 percent (109/310) of...

The Wood conspiracy corner

The Wood conspiracy corner

Jack Bugee, opinions writer November 8, 2017

*This piece is entirely satirical I encourage the casual reader who isn’t prepared for their world to implode to stop reading now. For those ready, those who defy the ways of the new world order,...

Government trivia

Adler Bowman and Izzy Colón October 20, 2016

How much do KHS students and staff actually know about politics? TKC talked to a few people in the halls and asked them some questions to see how much they really know about their government.

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