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My top 5 podcasts

My top 5 podcasts

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

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No room for justice

No room for justice

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under News-Features

*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


Filed under Top News

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


Filed under News-Features

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


Filed under News

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. ...

KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

June 26, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Former KHS social studies teacher, Steve Platte, died early Sunday, June 25 in his home at the age of 67. Platte taught history at KHS for 28 years after his 15-year career at Oakville High School, totaling his participation in high school education to 43 years. At KHS, Platte was the sponsor for Youth...

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Camille Baker and Annie O'Brien

June 12, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Devon Cotton, former KHS student, died at Rockford Beach Park in Jefferson County May 31. Devon was swimming with his friends when he was pulled under a current and drowned, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers searched for Devon until a resident from the area locate...

Walking in a St. Louis wonderland

Walking in a St. Louis wonderland

Izzy Colon, news-features writer

December 1, 2016


Filed under News

Many people stick to the same holiday traditions year after year, but in St. Louis, there is always something new to do. The St. Louis area is home to many undiscovered treasures. The Nutcracker: Gen Horiuchi’s version of the play differs from traditional renditions. The play takes place at the Blan...

In other news

In other news

Annie O'Brien, features writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under News

Visit nearly any news site, and you will be bombarded by news of the election: news of why predictions were wrong, people’s reactions, Obama’s meeting with the president-elect, protests in every corner of the country. But there are so many other, more encouraging and inspirational things that happened...

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