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The struggles of school safety

The struggles of school safety

Kate Hennessey and Wolfgang Frick March 16, 2018

There have been 25 fatal school shootings in America since 1999. According to statistics included in the 2001 U.S. Digest of Education, 26,407 public high schools and 10,693 private high schools exist...

Time for change

Time for change

Ally Ortmann, features writer March 8, 2018

When I was in fifth grade, all I wanted to be was a high schooler. I fell within the High School Musical generation, where high school was about discovering who you are and who you want to be. Every Friday...

VoK: Mass shootings

VoK: Mass shootings

Claire Boysen, features editor March 2, 2018

TKC asked KHS students about how they felt after hearing about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. photo by Claire Boysen “Of course I was sad," Abigail Dowell, sophomore said. "I don't...

Map of school shootings since Columbine

Map of school shootings since Columbine

Emma Lingo, news-features March 2, 2018

This map displays all of the school shootings that have happened since the Columbine shooting that took place on April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colo. There have been 129 so far. Key Red- mass school...

art by Kathryn Eilert

Greed behind the gun

Maddie Hawes, features writer December 3, 2016

My initial reaction to the statement was shock. Had there really been a school shooting near my old home? I heard later that night that the victimized school was an elementary school in Townville, S.C.,...

The right to bear arms

The right to bear arms

Katie Woodruff, news editor November 11, 2015

According to USA Today, the U.S. has experienced 200 mass shootings in the past nine years, and they occur more than the government reports. Seventy-seven percent of mass killings in the U.S. were caused...

Call ed: out of (gun)control

Call ed: out of (gun) control

TKC staff November 8, 2015

Lafayette: 3 dead, 9 injured. Charleston: 9 dead, 1 injured. Umpqua Community College: 10 dead, 9 injured. These are just a few places that made national headlines in the past six months. According...

Gun control: Students voice their opinions

Ali Randazzo, technical editor October 30, 2015

TKC asked students to share their opinion regarding gun control laws.

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