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Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer

Bridget Killian, editor-in-chief

August 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

This summer was a time of new music. Every few weeks, it seemed as though an artist dropped their newest album for the world to hear. Ye, KIDS SEE GHOSTS, Everything is Love and Scorpion are four of the new sounds of the summer. In this review, each album was judged based on lyrics, message, the music...

KHS Orchestra Storms the Windy City

KHS Orchestra Storms the Windy City

Mia Alexander, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under 2018 New Staff Stories

Her fingers rapidly flipped through the pages of her music book, searching for the right starting point as the rest of the class clutched their bows into playing position. Lilly Van Rees, freshman, in the Symphonic Orchestra’s bass line, prepares to practice “Hoedown” by Aaron Copland. “Hoedown” is one of t...

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

As the sun lingers in the sky for a few minutes longer each day, our daydreams of summer no longer seem unrealistic. Ignoring the nag of our alarms and turning our history notes into doodles would be too easy. It’s almost as if our math problems are asking to be neglected. Yet as our focus diminishes, the looming fa...

Over a mountain she climbed

Over a mountain she climbed

Ally Ortmann, features writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

With her blonde hair spread out on her pillow, the young girl stared at her ceiling thinking to herself. I imagine, she breathed, closing her eyes. Images of stages and tour buses, all-nighters and hastily scribbled song lyrics played like a film on the back of her eyelids. Creating visual art always came eas...

The Fabulous Fox Theater 2018-19 season

The Fabulous Fox Theater 2018-19 season

Grace Klebe, entertainment writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Love Never Dies September 18-30 This brand-new sequel to the award-winning show “Phantom of the Opera” is the first show to hit the Fox Theater stage this season. In 1907,10 years after the Phantom of the Opera left to pursue a new life in New York, star Christine Daae travels to the city to ...

Concert review: Jacob Sartorius

Concert review: Jacob Sartorius

Maisie Bradley and Logan Crews

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Hayden Summerall, Zach Clayton and Jacob Sartorius performed at The Pageant on the evening of February 10th. TKC's Logan Crews and Maisie Bradley attended to see what it was like. ...

Concert review: BROCKHAMPTON

Concert review: BROCKHAMPTON

Bridget Killian, art editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

In pouring rain and 30-degree weather, fans from around the St. Louis area piled into The Pageant to see up and coming hip-hop band, BROCKHAMPTON on Feb. 20. The sold-out show was the 28th stop on the “Love Your Parents” tour. BROCKHAMPTON began in 2010 when frontman, Kevin Abstract, made a post on ...

KHS vocal jazz performs at Millikin University’s annual vocal jazz festival

KHS vocal jazz performs at Millikin University’s annual vocal jazz festival

Maddie Hawes, web editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The KHS coed vocal jazz chorus, Kaleidoscope, and all girl’s vocal jazz chorus, Prism, performed in the 29th annual Vocal Jazz Festival at Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University, Feb. 17. Each chorus along with other vocal jazz groups from high schools around the state sang a set of 3 so...

Justin Timberlake “Man of The Woods” album review

Justin Timberlake “Man of The Woods” album review

Riley Arns, sports writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

  “Man of the Woods” is Justin Timberlake's fifth solo album and 11th studio album so my biggest fear when listening to it was whether or not Timberlake could make good music while keeping the music new and fresh. Well, he didn’t start off too hot as the first song on the album, “Filthy...

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