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Smithsonian’s National Zoo and KHS work with new programs to help the environment

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and KHS work with new programs to help the environment

Ethan Peter, Maddie Meyers, and Emma Lingo

November 22, 2019

A small pod of kindergarteners press their faces against the tank and stare intently. Inside, fish swim lazily through the murky water. It is 11 a.m. Suddenly, the kindergarteners gasp, then scream in delight. The Animal Keepers drop fish food into the water and the fish surge together, swarming ar...

Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, to retire

Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, to retire

Megan Cleveland and Maddie Meyers

November 8, 2019

Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, announced her retirement Nov. 8. Condon said she plans to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year to spend more time with her family. An email was sent out 1 p.m. to staff and 1:30 p.m. to KSD parents. KSD school board will begin the process of hiring a new ...

Heroes of the First Amendment

Heroes of the First Amendment

Maddie Meyers and Emma Lingo

November 7, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case and the "Year of the Student Journalist." To recognize the decision and celebrate the First Amendment, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri organized "Heroes of the First Amendment" where students ...

Gelato comes to Kirkwood

Gelato comes to Kirkwood

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

November 6, 2019

Check out Gelato Di Riso for a taste of Italy without having to spend $2,000 and travel 5,000 miles. They sell not only gelato, but scones, cannoli, biscotti, coffee and more. TKC tried the delicious, classic flavors of Chocolate Chip and Raspberry, but also their more unique flavors of Biscotti Nut...

The Brain Issue: An unforgettable memory

The Brain Issue: An unforgettable memory

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

November 4, 2019

Imagine waking up and remembering what happened on a random day 12 years ago – not just main events, but specific details.

KHS scholarships

KHS scholarships

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

November 2, 2019

With college deadlines rapidly approaching, many students are anxious to receive answers to two questions: Did I get accepted? How much money are they going to give me? KHS wants students to know all of the opportunities they have to get scholarships to lessen college expenses.  “When I think abou...

Cucumber salmon sandwiches

Cucumber salmon sandwiches

Maddie Meyers and Elliott Notrica

October 28, 2019

If you need some new ideas for you school lunch, try these cucumber salmon sandwiches. This video will walk you through the process to make this tasty dish. Ingredients:  Quick pickled red onions:  ½  red onion, sliced 4 tablespoons salt  4 tablespoons sugar  Whole peppercorns  Bay leaf   Asse...

VoK: Greg Nicholson

VoK: Greg Nicholson

Malcia Greene, associate editor

October 27, 2019

Do you have a favorite sub that you have always wanted to know more about? Was that sub Mr. Nicholson? If so, check out this feature on him to learn more.

Bulgogi beef lettuce cups

Bulgogi beef lettuce cups

Maddie Meyers and Elliott Notrica

October 8, 2019

Do you want to switch up your normal routine of the same boring meals? Watch this video to learn how to make some Bulgogi beef lettuce cups. FOR THE BEEF 1 ½ pounds strip steak or other well-marbled steak ¼ cup soy sauce 1 ½ tablespoons brown  sugar ⅓ cup water 3-4 garlic cloves, mi...

iSpy: Stalking made easy

iSpy: Stalking made easy

Maddie Meyers, editor-in-chief

October 4, 2019

Freedom – isn’t that what every teen wants? In our current technologically-advanced society, it’s simple, especially with Life360!  Life360 is an app which allows parents to track their kids 24/7 and receive notifications whenever their kid arrives somewhere or if their phone is dying. It even repo...

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Maddie Meyers