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What did you do over the no homework weekend?

What did you do over the no homework weekend?

Adler Bowman, features editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, In Depth

Every student had the opportunity to experience four days without any school-related obligations during the weekend of Feb. 16. According to Dr. Michael Havener, principal, the concept of the no homework weekend arose from the increasingly high amount of stress teenagers face daily. TKC interviewed stu...

Does homework work?

Does homework work?

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth

The sounds of celebration erupted from the group sitting in the crowded restaurant, but her brown eyes remained fixated on the paper in front of her. Esperanza Aguilar, junior, was surrounded by family one evening while out for dinner, but her mind persistently took her back to her current studies: math...

KHS has first “no homework” weekend

KHS has first “no homework” weekend

Benji Wilton, features writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Over the four day weekend of Feb. 16, KHS had its first ever no homework weekend. This was the first of two no homework weekends, the other being the weekend of March 9. According to Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, this two weekend pilot program was decided on after conversation over emotional and...

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

TKC Staff

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

When Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, established two upcoming no-homework weekends, students and teachers responded loudly. The trial came from an effort to release pressure on students so their mental health doesn’t suffer. The debate about how much is too much for high school students to handle is ...

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