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It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

March 25, 2019

There came a point where whenever he’d embrace me, I’d grow tense. I never knew if he’d try to force me to do something I didn’t want to do. When I was in his arms, I felt trapped. I anticipated his next attempt to pressure me or move my hand for me. I was always on guard.   I remember know...

Time to talk with TKC episode 02: the making of a musical

Time to talk with TKC episode 02: the making of a musical

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

March 12, 2019

Time to talk with TKC anchor Maddie Hawes sits down with Max Reinert, junior, and Jared Goudsmit, senior, to talk about their success at the MO Thespian conference in the Musical Works contest. The contest required contestants to write a score for an opening number of an original musical and the win...

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

February 14, 2019

Cupid Shuffle is a Valentine's Day themed card game, similar to Mixtape and Apples to Apples. One player, the judge, will select a card describing a scenario, and each of the other players will think of a song that matches that scenario. Players take turns playing their songs and the judge picks the...

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Maddie Hawes and Jack Rintoul

December 3, 2018

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener sent an email to KHS parents concluding the investigation into the recent “disturbing message” written in the girls’ bathroom in the commons. The email said: “The investigation regarding the disturbing message written on the restroom walls in the school is now comp...

Time to talk with TKC episode 01: The Brett Kavanaugh controversy

Time to talk with TKC episode 01: The Brett Kavanaugh controversy

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

October 18, 2018

Disclaimer: this episode contains language that may be offensive to some listeners. Time to talk with TKC was created with the hopes of inviting students and staff at KHS to share their opinions about topics they are passionate about. Some episodes may involve debate with several students or staff...

Sharing faith with STL

Sharing faith with STL

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

September 4, 2018

Upon entering the tent, one first notices the circle of decorated tables. Then moving closer, the warm smiles and curious eyes become apparent along with the signs that proudly state “Christian Scientist,” “Islam,” “Buddhism,” “Sufism,” and under the signs sit volunteers, some on their o...

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

August 24, 2018

  It’s 12:55 p.m., lunch just ended and now you have to sprint to Spanish class. You leave your friends to start down the social studies hallway and you find yourself stuck in a huge clustered mob of wild boars squeezing themselves down the most narrow hallway in the school. Skip the socia...

TKC tries foreign candy

TKC tries foreign candy

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

January 26, 2018

TKC decided to head to Global Foods and search for some interesting candy from different countries. What followed was an unusual taste test, to say the least.     Music: Fretless Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativeco...

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