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This year I had family events, a death, an ACT, protests but all I can tell you is I’m exhausted.

Exhausted – Rachel Finan

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor May 17, 2021

You know that feeling before an airplane takes off? That split second of sitting in anticipation of the rumbling engine, the popped ears, your stomach dropping and feeling like you're floating. Until suddenly...

“You need to create that healthy relationship with your body and food,

VoK collection: Students share experiences with eating disorders

Ava Duggin, Rachel Finan, and Audrey Blaine March 26, 2021

*TW: This story discusses material that may be upsetting for those who have experienced an eating disorder If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder reach out to someone and get...

New Year's resolutions have become an endless cycle of self-help journals and new workout equipment.

New Year, same you: Why you should quit making resolutions

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor February 21, 2021

New Year’s resolutions are exhausting. Enough with people using their new fitness goals to rationalize spending money on workout gear they’ll never use, people vowing to eat healthy yet ending up with...

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at approximately 7:30 p.m., three KSD schools were vandalized with racial slurs. In this article, TKC highlights five Black students connected to Kirkwood, who explain their thoughts and feelings regarding the hate crime and their feelings on Kirkwood’s action following the situation.
Art by Graesen Joyce

Black students’ perspectives on Jan. 6 hate crime

Maya Kim, Rachel Finan, Graesen Joyce, and Ella Davies February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at approximately 7:30 p.m., three KSD schools were vandalized with racial slurs. The already flooded comment section of TKC’s posts regarding the hate crime regained momentum after...

It has been seven months since the revival of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in late May. The momentum may have diminished, but the movement is not over.

Summer “Black Lives Matter” protests and current efforts

Maya Kim and Rachel Finan January 8, 2021

It has been seven months since the revival of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in late May. The push for racial equity occupied the media and the minds of people for weeks. While the protests, social...

Olivia Silvey, senior, demonstrates the effectiveness of a KN95 mask against a lighter's flame.

TKC compares masks

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief December 14, 2020

After discussing the effectiveness of masks in large groups, Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, mentioned a test to compare different kinds of masks. According to NPR, attempting to blow out a flame while...

Fighting boredom during a pandemic

Fighting boredom during a pandemic

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor October 15, 2020

The autumn shades of orange and red have begun to speckle the leaves throughout  Kirkwood, but the boredom of a six-month pandemic can take the fun right out of pumpkin spice and seasonal candles. Fall...

The Stlreentryfund helps formerly incarcerated people reenter into society.

Fill your feed; Black Lives Matter accounts to follow

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor August 26, 2020

As people rushed to post a black square on Tuesday, June 2, the growing need to stay informed and self-educated has become increasingly apparent. Feeds filled with all black screens highlighted those who...

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