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Student opinions on the gun violence walkout at KHS

Student opinions on the gun violence walkout at KHS

Maddie Hawes, web editor

March 16, 2018

TKC talked to KHS students about their opinion on the gun violence walkout March 14 in accordance with the national walkout planned by Women's March Youth Empower. According toWomen's March Youth Empower the walkout called students, teachers and allies to take part in a national school walkout for 17...

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Malayna Vines, photographer

March 14, 2018

KHS students participated in a student-led walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. According to @studentsdemandaction_khs students are standing up to the inactivity of our government combatting gun violence. Students walked from the senior hallway down to the stadium bleachers. Makenna Chappel, sophomore, said...

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 night I’d sit in the KHS bleachers. I felt the bright gymnasium lights on my face, I smelled po...

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 know how else to feel. I definitely think it's very sad that the parents had to get that call about the kids and it was probably ve...

VoK: 10.10.17

VoK: 10.10.17

Thomas Birmingham, Jane Stewart, Ally Ortmann, Bailey Niece

October 10, 2017

photo by Jane Stewart "Gun violence is something I really worry about a lot. It’s getting easier to get even stronger guns and rifles. They’re making the bullets more deadly and more dangerous. I while I haven’t been personally affected by it, but I just feel for everyone who has. Just look at ...

Greed behind the gun

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., about 20 minutes from where I used to live. No one I knew was affected, but the sickening feeling...

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 by guns, and nearly one-third of the victims were under the age of 18. The federal government is tr...

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 to The Washington Post, the United States has had more mass shootings than number of days in 2015. ...

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