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Working With COVID-19: A Family’s Firsthand Experience of the Virus

Working With COVID-19: A Family’s Firsthand Experience of the Virus

Sim Khanuja, Writer

June 22, 2020

COVID-19 has shaken the world. Families all around are impacted by the outbreak. Whether it’s social distancing, job struggles, economic stress or loved ones’ health, COVID-19 has affected society in many ways. One Kirkwood family in particular, the Dunns, have a firsthand experience that sets them apart: Scott Du...

Life after quarantine

Standing 6ft apart is crucial to avoid catching the virus.

Maddie Hickman, health and wellness writer

June 12, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has spread worldwide as of April 29, according to the CDC, with over a million cases and over 57,000 deaths. In the U.S., Tom Hanks, the beloved actor, and his wife, Rita, were both quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus. As a fan of Tom Hanks, hearing the news abou...

Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities

Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities

Thao-Vi Do, artist

June 11, 2020

During quarantine, there really isn't much to do.  You can't physically go visit friends, and you're not really allowed to leave the house.  So above are just a few ideas of things you can try while being cooped up at home.  ...

Catching up on me

Depiction of a family wearing medical masks standing outside of their home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lila Shepard, writer

June 5, 2020

    I’m sitting at home with my crazy family. I’ve been stuck here since spring break. This sense of being cooped up is a feeling that many people in quarantine know by now. I had volleyball tournaments over spring break, so I was stuck at home while my friends vacationed. My volle...

How to stay active and motivated during quarantine

How to stay active and motivated during quarantine

Caroline Steidley, Writer

May 24, 2020

  These past few weeks, I’m sure you’ve gained a lot of free time. Maybe too much free time. Lately, I’ve needed to release my energy, and I’m sure a lot of people can relate. I sit on my couch, trying to motivate myself to get up and exercise. Having so much freedom and not being able to play spor...

KHS track holds virtual practice despite pandemic

Over 50 athletes and alumni have joined the track teams virtual workouts through Zoom.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

May 6, 2020

Not even a global pandemic can prevent KHS track and field from practicing. Since the spring sports season was cancelled in March due to the coronavirus, the team has held optional workouts over Zoom twice a week. Over 50 athletes have joined the group video call and participated in a workout led by th...

Tiger king review


Kinley Bokermann, writer

May 4, 2020

Netflix’s “Tiger King” has taken the world by storm during quarantine and it is clear why. Think of the craziest, most interesting story possible. Whatever imagined is nowhere near as fascinating as “Tiger King.” Honestly, I don’t know where to start without making it sound like complete ins...

Photo Gallery: Coronavirus

Tillman is one of the many elementary schools that is closing their property.

Annie George and De Lila Green

May 2, 2020

The coronavirus has drastically changed the way people are living all over the world. With stay-at-home orders, many cities look like a ghost town. All over Covid-19 is affecting the lives of many. Mike Wade, 2022 class principle, stated the ways he's seen coronavirus impact himself, and others. "It...

Editorial cartoon: We are in this together

Come together as a community and submit your COVID-19 stories to TKC's Voices of Kirkwood.

Audrey Blaine, artist

April 30, 2020

With COVID-19 causing self-isolation to become a necessity, it can be difficult to feel a sense of connection to others during this time. This piece shows the silhouettes of everyday people in their apartment buildings at night time as they live their lives separate from each other. The goal of this ca...

Editorial Cartoon: COVID-19, cloud 9?

Editorial Cartoon: COVID-19, cloud 9?

Catherine Butler, copy editor

April 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented, so there's no right or wrong way to feel about it. Use this cartoon to help identify how you might be feeling and to get ideas for how you can spend time in quarantine. ...

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