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Swiper, no swiping

Swiper, no swiping

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under The Parsnip

*this piece is entirely satirical Tinder is the most infamous dating app out there. People attack it day and night, but as a proud supporter of Tinder and its innovative ideas, I can’t listen to these halfwits anymore. I’ll keep the endless reasons to join Tinder brief to give you more time to...

Senior Profile: Cevon Seymour

Senior Profile: Cevon Seymour

Jack Rittendale, features writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Freshman class president, football and lacrosse player, and loving brother, Cevon Seymour has fought to stay with his friends and community. A student that can handle wins as well as losses, and gives his all for the best of others.   “The community relationships are what make Kirkwood so unique,...

Teacher profile: Mr. Harig

Teacher profile: Mr. Harig

Malayna Vines, features writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Features

After teaching at KHS for 26 years, Tim Harig, social studies teacher, plans to retire in Africa next summer, trading in his textbooks for African cuisine and the Mediterranean Sea. Harig and his wife, Nabila, have an apartment in Carthage, Tunisia where they have spent the past 10 summers. “[Moving...

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Passing her love of theater to the next generation is the gift Claire Visnovske wants to give. Claire, who loves to work with children, has fallen in love with performing on stage. Although she’d love to work in professional theater right out of college, she hopes to teach drama long-term. Claire...

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Holden Foreman, entertainment editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Senior Profiles

Two years ago, TKC published a profile on an unsuspecting student: short, scrawny, multi-sport sophomore Beau Bramlett. His combination of hockey and cross country careers made him an unusual athlete; rather than success, however, he said untapped potential came to define him. Both Wayne Baldwin, he...

KHS student roams the halls with $200 plus on his feet

Jake Siegel and John Drury

February 23, 2016


Filed under Video

Kevin Kelly, senior, has an extensive collection of shoes ranging from dress shoes to the Jordan 1s. Two staffers, Jake Siegel and John Drury, take a closer look at his collection.

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Welcome to a new feature on An Independent Universe. It’s called Sitting with Scientists, and I’ll be interviewing awesome people from around the country with a passion for science that puts mine to shame. My first interview was with Mumu Xu, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. S...

Brittané Curry jumpstarts her future

Brittané Curry jumpstarts her future

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, copy editor

October 2, 2015


Filed under Features

In the span of two weeks, 75 campers befriended her, 18 counselors guided her and she lost 26 pounds and 15 inches. Camp Jump Start led Brittané Curry, junior, to gain confidence in herself, to complete her goal of losing weight, and to make close friends in Imperial, MO June 14 to July 11. “Wh...

Senior profile: Richard Beamer

Senior profile: Richard Beamer

Mimi Wright, in-depth editor

May 5, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

For the second time at the Olympic Training Center, 833 miles away from St. Louis in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the heavy thud of weights can be heard by Richard Beemer as they drop to the ground by other weightlifters. Richard’s muscles bulge and sweat appears on his forehead as he trains. Richard...

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