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On the left side of the image, the girl is looking at her phone. On the right side, she is looking at her list of goals. The cool colors on the left half portray a gloomier feeling vs. the warm tones on the right half.

Refocus – Lila Shepard

Lila Shepard, features writer May 13, 2021

A cool breeze carried the smell of newly blooming flowers and the sound of birds singing. It was a normal spring day except for the halls buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Everyone was watching...

My last 14 months have been nothing

Rethinking – Kinley Bokermann

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer May 13, 2021

Dear Corona,  Speaking for most of us, we didn't think you were going to be staying this long. And frankly, after causing 14 months of worldwide panic, you have exceeded your stay (as if we ever invited...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker. They have been playing soccer together since they were 4. Throughout their lives, they have helped each other both on and off the field.

Senior profile: Emma and Kamryn Ealey

Maya Kim, social media editor May 4, 2021

They have been playing soccer together since they were 4. Throughout their lives, they have helped each other both on and off the field. Now, twins Emma and Kamryn Ealey are continuing their soccer journey...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker. Harry Barrs says he won't miss much when he goes to Kenyon College, but he will miss the friends he made in cross country.

Senior profile: Harry Barrs

Nathan Sweeney, features writer May 3, 2021

“High school is boring,” Harry Barrs said, weeks away from graduation, having never received a grade below an A. During the pandemic, he said the only thing he missed from school was lunchtime –...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker. Xenaira Arguedas has been dancing her whole life, both with her dance studio and the KHS dance team.

Senior profile: Xenaira Arguedas

Mya Copeland, features writer May 3, 2021

Bailar, danser, tanzen, to dance. Xenaira Arguedas speaks three languages and is currently learning her fourth. She was taught Spanish and English at home and attended a French immersion school from...

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for Artists’ Take.

Artists’ take #3: New Year’s Resolutions

Graesen Joyce, art editor January 25, 2021

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for Artists’ Take. As 2021 rolls in, this cycle’s prompt is “New Year's Resolutions.” Artists’ Take is an opportunity for TKC’s...

“Artists' Take” is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely showcase their styles and abilities.

Artists’ take #1: Self portrait

Graesen Joyce, art editor November 16, 2020

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for “Artists' Take.” This cycle's prompt is "self-portrait." “Artists' Take” is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely showcase...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker

Top 3 best Tim Burton Halloween movies

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer October 29, 2020

*warning: minor spoilers may be included  Halloween is almost here, and that means it might be time to cozy up by the fireplace and watch a movie guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. But if...

Republicans are turning against Trump. Art by Laurel Seidensticker

Political Issue: Republicans against Donald Trump

Caroline Steidley, opinions writer October 16, 2020

With so much political activism these past few months, a hot topic of conversation is how the upcoming election will turn out. That being said, Republicans will vote for Donald Trump and Democrats will...

Paige Alyssa, singer-songwriter and producer, was born and raised in St. Louis.

Amplifying art

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor August 24, 2020

“Miles Davis and Tina Turner [are from St. Louis]. Nelly is from [St. Louis]. All these people have had major moments in music in their respective genres. St. Louis really [has] so many great musicians...

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