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Go ask your mom

Go ask your mom

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

March 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

We were in the car driving back from one of my weekly therapy sessions, and my mom started talking about Suzan, her best friend at the time. She took a deep breath and said she had to tell me something. “Suzan and I… are dating,” she said. “I knew it! I knew it!” (because I had, in fact, pre...

In defense of the Oxford comma

In defense of the Oxford comma

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Columns

It shows up in elementary school classrooms, in books, and on the reading and English sections of the ACT. Among the publications that dislike it are The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Kirkwood Call. The Oxford comma is a hotly disputed topic in the world of journalism and writing. But the truth ...

My resolution revelation

My resolution revelation

Amara Harper, features writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns

Every New Year’s Day, after the exhaustion from the night before begins wearing off, some people grab a piece of paper and write down their goals for the year. Quickly, I as well as others decide this year will be the year we follow through with them. However, without fail, many goals slip away arou...

The ‘N’ Word

The ‘N’ Word

Anthony Speech, assistant public relations editor

November 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions

*Disclaimer: TKC understands the potentially offensive nature of the word choice in this article. After staff discussions and legal advice from the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), we decided to support the writer’s decision. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Since when ...

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

  It’s 12:55 p.m., lunch just ended and now you have to sprint to Spanish class. You leave your friends to start down the social studies hallway and you find yourself stuck in a huge clustered mob of wild boars squeezing themselves down the most narrow hallway in the school. Skip the socia...

Custard Station

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

I have a confession to make. And yes, this is serious. Ever since I could hold a cone, I’ve struggled with a serious addiction to ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, whatever you want to call the heavenly concoction. In fact, one of my first words was “nilla” (short for vanilla). Lord knows I’v...

Trash can’t

Trash can’t

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Some would say the “recycling bin” of KHS seems to be half full. I would ask, is the recycling even being recycled? On a dreary Monday night this January, a custodian in the history building openly dumped the contents of the little blue recycling bin into the gray landfill on wheels. She said...

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions

I remember the day Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. I remember going to school and seeing students crying, complaining and overall feeling like everyone was walking around with a storm cloud over their heads. I remember in every one of my classes someone talking nega...

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