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No more summer homework for KHS

No more summer homework for KHS

Amara Harper, features writer

March 1, 2019

Recently, at a KHS staff meeting, Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, made the decision that summer homework for any class will no longer be required. This rule applies to regular classes as well as AP and honors level courses, according to Havener. “It's on the same lines as no homework we...

BOBTOJ concert postponed until March 13

BOBTOJ concert postponed until March 13

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

February 7, 2019

The Best of Broadway a Taste of Jazz concert originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, is rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13 due to inclement weather. The concert is still set to start at 7 p.m., and tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and they can be bought in advance here. If you already p...

Top five news stories of 2018

Top five news stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 23, 2018

A concluded search: welcome Dr. Jeff Arnett - Megan Cleveland Seeking help: what’s next - Izzy Colón The Kirkwood wellness dilemma - Grace Klebe Issues: Human trafficking - Amelia Hurley What’s on the MO ballot this midterm election? - Izzy Colón...

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...

My top 5 podcasts

My top 5 podcasts

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

September 17, 2018

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No room for justice

No room for justice

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 ...

The Catalonia climate

The Catalonia climate

Jack Bugee, opinions writer

November 20, 2017

Catalonia is a term heard appearing throughout the news lately but has not been covered much in America. Buried under stories about the presidential Twitter account lies a massive political battle happening abroad. Across the Atlantic, a borderline revolution stirs in eastern Spain. At it’s fo...

Heroes of the hurricanes

Heroes of the hurricanes

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

November 1, 2017

On an average day, nurse Mark Cerroni sees about 40 patients filter through Florida’s Sarasota Memorial Hospital. After Hurricane Irma ravaged his state, that number shot up to 50 per day, and his normally half-full hospital met its capacity with 600 people crowded inside the medical center. Irma, a...

KHS feminine hygiene product drive

KHS feminine hygiene product drive

Emma Lingo, News-features writer

October 18, 2017

According to Time, women who receive low incomes or are homeless often don’t have the money to afford access to proper feminine hygiene products such as tampons, pads or sanitizing wipes. This can lead to a vast range health issues from vaginal infections to cervical cancer. To help the women of St. ...

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