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Wade worked at Kirkwood for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator

Mike Wade retires

Nicholas Whittington, features writer March 14, 2021

At the end of 2020, Mike Wade, long-time KHS teacher and principal, retired. Wade served Kirkwood for over 30 years, coaching two varsity sports and graduating five classes of students. The students of...

With nearly 80,000 lifetime passing yards, seven Super Bowl wins and over a dozen more NFL records, the GOAT definitely can’t be Tom Brady.

TB12: Wanna be GOAT

Nicholas Whittington, features writer February 21, 2021

*This piece is entirely satirical. Tom Brady is officially washed up. Quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a virtually unknown football team, his 2021 campaign produced an unconvincing record of...

These are the 11 albums TKC thinks are worth giving a listen.

TKC’s top 11 music albums

Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor February 8, 2021

I asked 11 TKC staffers to write a review of their favorite music album. The results covered pop albums from Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, classics like Pink Floyd and The Beatles and even multilingual...

While there is no published school board policy, KHS journalism is a First Amendment school by practice, allowing TKC writers to be the voice of Kirkwood students.

In-depth: Controversial freedom

Nicholas Whittington, features writer January 28, 2021

Thirty years ago, a single student newspaper caught in the middle of a free speech showdown captured the attention of the entire nation. In 1990, Planned Parenthood reached out to 80 high schools in the...

Olivia Silvey, senior, demonstrates the effectiveness of a KN95 mask against a lighter's flame.

TKC compares masks

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief December 14, 2020

After discussing the effectiveness of masks in large groups, Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, mentioned a test to compare different kinds of masks. According to NPR, attempting to blow out a flame while...

With a team of over 100 individuals, Caritas Connections is 100% volunteer operated.

Connections that serve

Nicholas Whittington, features writer November 23, 2020

An elderly man stumbles through the front door of Father Dempsey’s Charity House, desperate for a shower and shave. An expecting mother sobs in the office of St. Louis Crisis Nursery while receiving...

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