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Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

As a freshman walking into her first Student Council (STUCO) meeting, Najma Omar, senior, exuded confidence. She quickly learned how STUCO worked and trained senior class officers on how to become better at their STUCO jobs when she was 14 years old. This led her to finding her niche in student government...

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...

Where are they now: Richie Frohlichstein

Where are they now: Richie Frohlichstein

Melanie Witt, copy editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Where are they now

Returning home from Georgetown University for winter break after his first semester of freshman year, Richie Frohlichstein, 2007 KHS graduate, decided to stop by world history teacher Tim Harig’s annual Boxing Day party. There he met KHS alumnus, Lori White whose sister, Meredith White, was working...

I am not a terrorist

I am not a terrorist

Paria Darafshan, artist

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Whenever she speaks about it she has this certain look on her face. She takes a deep breath and presses her lips together, her voice begins to tremble and her hands start to shake slightly as she struggles not to let a tear fall in front of me. Although it’s been almost 30 years, the scars haven't...

A white male’s experience at the Women’s March on St. Louis

A white male’s experience at the Women’s March on St. Louis

Holden Foreman, web editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Their signs flooded Market Street in downtown St. Louis. To an outsider, they looked similar enough: a group of predominantly white women gathered to complain about the new president. Yet, their signs told a richer story. Their signs insisted black lives matter, their signs demanded LGBTQ rights and...

Top 5 political stories of 2016

Top 5 political stories of 2016

TKC staff

January 8, 2017


Filed under Politics

November's election marked the fifth time that the winner of the U.S. presidential election lost the popular vote. As such, there was much to talk about in the months leading up to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's faceoff. TKC tackled topics ranging from voter turnout to the candidates' (and f...

Greed behind the gun

Greed behind the gun

Maddie Hawes, features writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

My initial reaction to the statement was shock. Had there really been a school shooting near my old home? I heard later that night that the victimized school was an elementary school in Townville, S.C., about 20 minutes from where I used to live. No one I knew was affected, but the sickening feeling...

Should one rapper really have all that power?

Should one rapper really have all that power?

Holden Foreman, web editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Politics

Zachary Taylor, Herbert Hoover, William Taft, Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower did it. Donald Trump is trying to do it right now. But, does Kanye West, 39-year-old recording artist and entrepreneur, have what it takes to run for and become President of the United States with no previous political...

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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