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Meet the candidate: Rick Perry

Rick Perry, Republican candidate for House district 90, officially entered the race for the Missouri House of Representatives.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 12, 2020

Rick Perry, career law enforcement officer and former president of Missouri Conservative Coalition, has officially joined the race for the Missouri House of Representatives hoping to pick up Deb Lavender’s (D-90) former seat for the Republican party.  Born in Camden, Mo., just east of Jesse Ja...

KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

KHS MOYAG participants pose for a group photo following the annual YAG mixer.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 7, 2019

KHS’s Missouri Youth and Government (MOYAG) club attended the annual Clark Convention in Jefferson City, Mo. where students participated in mock trials, passed mock legislation, held leadership positions and ran for office from Dec. 4-7. Thora Pearson, senior, led this year’s convention as Missour...

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

An outline of the photo kept on the dresser of Brett Radake that pictures him and Kevin Mullane.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

November 6, 2019

74% of KHS students know someone who has struggled or is struggling with addiction. Substance Abuse Disorder affects many, and Kevin Mullane was one of those who suffered from it.

HB 126: A timeline of the abortion bill

A protestor gives a passionate speech at the STLPSA march.

Emma Lingo and Bismah Syed

August 16, 2019

The day after KHS shut its doors for summer, Governor Michael Parson (R-MO) signed House Bill 126 (HB 126) into law; Then Missouri championed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

The fate of hate

art by Mary Grace Heartlein

Maisie Bradley and Izzy Colón

November 18, 2018

With colors of the rainbow flooding the street, counter protestors lined up outside of John Burroughs High School March 12 of last year. They were there for Jake Bain, a star football player who had recently come out as gay during a school assembly on National Coming Out Day. However, the Westboro Baptist...

No room for justice

Chloe Hooker

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

April 10, 2018

*names changed for anonymity When Sam*, KHS student, was raped he did not tell the police. He did not tell his parents. In fact, he told no one. During the last months of his eighth grade year, when most students were getting excited for the upcoming spring break, Sam was raped by his girlfriend while they were on a date. After ...

Update: Cronkite New Voices Act

On Wednesday Jan. 17, TKC Editor-in-Chief, Camille Baker, testifies during the hearing for the Cronkite New Voices Act which would repeal pro-censorship precedents set by Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier for student journalists. 
“My hope is for all student journalists to be heard loud and clear.” Baker said, “ To be able to dispel rumors that would otherwise circulate around our communities.”

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

March 27, 2018

After passing through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20, the Cronkite New Voices Act will go to a hearing with the Missouri State Senate Education Committee on March 27. TKC Editor-in-Chief, Camille Baker, and Adviser, Mitch Eden, will both be traveling to Jefferson City to testify in ...

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

February 22, 2018

The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act passed through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20 on Sunday, Feb. 19. The bill, if passed through Senate, guarantees First Amendment rights to all Missouri student journalists at public schools the ability to publish without the fear of prior ...

Missouri senator fallen by her own facebook post

Missouri senator fallen by her own facebook post

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

August 30, 2017

In Jefferson, MO., University-City’s representative Maria Chappelle-Nadal thought Donald Trump was responsible and consequently “hoped” for his assassination via Facebook. Chappelle-Nadal has been a representative in the MO. House and Senate for 13 years, and is an outspoken critic of the Trum...

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