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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

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

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 Colón, news-features writer

December 1, 2016

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

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...

KYS November blood drive

KYS November blood drive

Camille Baker, features editor

November 2, 2016

Kirkwood Youth Service (KYS), led by Robert Becker, club sponsor, hosted a blood drive in the Denver Miller Gym Nov. 1. KHS students 16 and older signed up for various time slots from 8-2. Sixteen-year-old students were required to print out a signed parent permission form and bring it to their appo...

The motive behind social media

The motive behind social media

Izzy Colón, news writer

October 17, 2016

After a long day of classes, instead of getting out her notes to begin homework, Jackie Kuntz, sophomore gets out her phone. Jason Evans, Kuntz’s World History teacher uses Twitter to share articles online with his students. According to Dr. Michael Havener, principal, social media is used as a tool...

ERROR: Information Overload

ERROR: Information Overload

Jack Rintoul, Writer

May 24, 2016

The Panama Papers: history’s largest amount of data ever leaked, linking powerful business owners and government officials to accounts of tax fraud after keeping their money in countries with little or no taxes for years. These 11.5 million documents, shared by an unknown whistleblower, made headlines. ...

Republican debate recap

Republican debate recap

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

October 28, 2015

Last night, leading Republican candidates squared off in Boulder, CO for their third debate. Interestingly, it seemed to be a contest between the candidates and the moderators as much as between the candidates themselves, with a number of questions clearly being aimed at provoking the debaters and c...

Democratic Party debate recap

Democratic Party debate recap

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

October 14, 2015

CNN hosted the first Democratic Party presidential debate on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 18, pitting five leading candidates against one another in a bid to gain popular support in light of the looming 2016 election. Hillary Clinton, currently the leading Democratic candidate in the polls, touted her polit...

Summer rewind

Summer rewind

Katie Woodruff, news editor

September 2, 2015

  June 1- Vanity Fair releases the new cover for the July issue featuring the former Bruce Jenner, introducing herself to the world as Caitlyn. The story is written by Buzz Bissinger and photographed by Annie Lebovitz and tells about her journey coming out as transgender. June 6- Richard M...

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