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Needle in a haystack

Needle in a haystack

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

December 4, 2018

Chatter fills the Senior Hall as Principal Dr. Michael Havener, smiles and greets students. Hearing his phone ring, he diverts his attention to the voice on the other end of the line. The news he receives knocks the wind out of him. He asks them to repeat. Everything, the bustle of heading to class,...

Open to online

Liam Jackson, copy editor

August 28, 2018

Every winter, the auditorium fills with hundreds of students. The time has come for them to pick new classes, and counselors take the stage to repeat the list of 24 credits required for graduation. With only seven class periods in a day, many students have to choose between taking classes they enjoy and c...

LAUNCH

LAUNCH

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

August 27, 2018

A shiny pack of black ballpoint pens, some crisp looseleaf and maybe even a new backpack if mom is feeling generous. As morning alarms are dialed back from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m, items like these drop into shopping carts as a part of the annual back-to-school ritual. Similarly, KHS has done some shopping...

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...

The reality of rock bottom

The reality of rock bottom

Camille Baker and Hannah Cohen

April 25, 2018

Disclaimer: The stories below are narratives of two KHS students’ encounters with rape, which include graphic imagery. In order to convey these stories in their truest forms while protecting the victims’ identities, names have been left out. These students also shared their stories with the KHS Coa...

Top five in-depth stories of 2017

Top five in-depth stories of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018

  It is our job when writing for in-depth to not just write stories about a particular topic, but to really analyze and allow our readers to understand that topic and all its many facets.. The stories in this section go further than most, and the best part of the section are the stories that ...

Religious recognition

Religious recognition

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

October 27, 2017

She makes her way across the long parking lot into temple with her dad by her side. Surrounded by familiar faces, she is at ease. For the next hour or so, being present at service with her Jewish Community is all that matters. For Julia Smotkin, sophomore, attending temple or participating in Sunday ...

Happy holidays?

Happy holidays?

Benji Wilton, features writer

October 27, 2017

When picturing religious holidays, Lily Dayan, freshman, imagines scenes different than those of her fellow classmates. Rather than going to church and reading the Bible, Dayan attends synagogue and listens to readings from the Torah. Dayan is Jewish, and stands out from the Christian majority at KHS. ...

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