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Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

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

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 you’ll see how exciting your first year of highschool could be. After all, even KHS principal, ...

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 ...

Teachers make TikToks

Teachers make TikToks

Emma Lingo, Catherine McCandless, Grace Klebe, and Amelia Hurley

December 14, 2018

The newest social media trend is here: TikTok. A TikTok is a short video set to music where you can dance, sing and apply crazy filters to your face. TKC asked members of the KHS staff to make TikToks to some of their favorite songs, these were the results.

Arriving late on the struggle bus

Arriving late on the struggle bus

Cece Hensley and Kennady Wade

August 29, 2016

What we know: The Riverview Gardens School District (RGSD) is responsible for the busing of KSD students who live in their district to and from school. KSD pays for the 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. activities buses. During the first week of school, there was a single bus stop for all of the studen...

Call Ed: Parking problems

Call Ed: Parking problems

TKC Staff

May 14, 2016

Parking in the Dougherty Ferry lot would save Mark Mackenzie, junior, almost a half mile of walking and nearly 10 minutes every day. His first hour, AP Calculus BC, and his seventh hour, Aerospace Engineering, are both next to Dougherty Ferry. The Essex lot is nearly a quarter mile across campus. Throughout...

The best that never was

Before earning the title of Dr., Michael Havener acquired a PhD. in puck... and baseball, and football. This is the story of his reign over the rinks and fields of South County, and the accident which nearly brought it all to a close.

Reese Anderson, print editor

December 8, 2015

Michael Jordan and Dr. Michael Havener are more alike than you think. Despite a generous difference in height and net worth (Jordan is 6’6” and estimatedly worth $1,000,000,000, according to Forbes), high school played a defining role in their respective athletic careers. Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High S...

Update: KHS sophomore, Allyson Porter, passes away Thursday night

Update: KHS sophomore, Allyson Porter, passes away Thursday night

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

September 26, 2014

UPDATE SEPT. 29: Allyson Porter's visitation will be this Wednesday Oct. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gerber Chapel in Webster Groves. Her funeral will be held Thursday Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church. For more details, visit Allyson's obituary click here. ORIGINAL STORY: Allyson Porter, sophomore, passed away Thursday night, Dr. Michael Havener told students Friday morning. Specific details of her death are not yet known. C...

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