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Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018

TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

Half of my energy wasted on random knowledge

Half of my energy wasted on random knowledge

Grace Klebe, entertainment writer

May 1, 2018

After a week full of front-loading, tests, quizzes and due dates for many KHS students, a relaxing four-day weekend with no homework was enjoyed. KHS has decided to test the weekends of February 16 and March 9 as no homework weekends, instructing the faculty to restrain from assigning work over the time...

Does homework work?

Does homework work?

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

April 19, 2018

The sounds of celebration erupted from the group sitting in the crowded restaurant, but her brown eyes remained fixated on the paper in front of her. Esperanza Aguilar, junior, was surrounded by family one evening while out for dinner, but her mind persistently took her back to her current studies: math...

Call Ed: Sinking under the pressure

Call Ed: Sinking under the pressure

TKC Staff

October 17, 2016

Our editorials are the one spot in our magazine where we, as a staff, collectively take a stance on an issue, and publish our response. Often, our Call Editorials are critical of our school or a nationwide problem. Rarely do we stop and recognize anyone, especially the administration, for something positive. However,...

Are you really still watching Netflix?

Are you really still watching Netflix?

Will Drury, opinions writer

April 12, 2016

“Are you still watching The Office?” If you own a Netflix account, this isn’t the first time you’ve seen this message. Maybe it wasn’t The Office, but there has probably been a time when you watched a show for so long that Netflix begins to question whether you’re still alive. Not having to...

Free time is dead.

Free time is dead.

Jamie Jones, interactives staff

October 27, 2015

Free time is dead. When we were in fifth grade, we had half an hour of homework each night, and the rest of the afternoon to do do whatever we wanted. In eighth grade, we had an hour or two of homework, a few extracurriculars and still plenty of free time. And then high school began. And free time ...

myHomework

myHomework

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

May 11, 2015

Everyone shows up to class without homework once in a while. Each time this happens it chips away at grades. A simple way to limit innocent mistakes is needed. Luckily, the school-issued iPads offer a solution to match the problem. One app that is especially useful is myHomework, an electronic planner.   The myHomework app possesses several ...

What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher?

Trevor Cleveland, blog/podcast editor

September 17, 2014

Most of us have been going to school for at least nine years, and in that time, we have most likely experienced the good and the not-so-good teachers; from the English teacher who can bring an entire class into fits of laughter, to that one math teacher who you swear on your life hates you more than...

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