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30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

TKC Staff

January 12, 2018

On Jan. 12 1988, the decision that would change the fate of high school journalists around the country took place at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. In a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Hazelwood School District in the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier case giving schools the right to pr...

New Voices for student journalists

Camille Baker, Chloe Hooker, and Zac Clingenpeel

November 17, 2017

Every three weeks, the racks in the KHS hallways are restocked and the scent of freshly printed magazines fills the editor’s office in the south journalism building. As students enter the doors on Essex, they gravitate toward the newest issue of TKC at the top of the rack. A few footsteps later,...

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

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...

Being an American means: fighting for social justice

Richard Pfeifer, freshman, believes being an American means using your advantages to help the greater good.

Michael Teasdale, in-depth editor

November 30, 2016

He was in seventh grade when the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson happened. While most of his peers were not interested in what was happening, Richard Pfeifer could not pull his eyes away. He saw injustice and his instincts told him to help. Pfeifer, now a freshman, said his desire to help people from ...

The right to bear arms

The right to bear arms

Katie Woodruff, news editor

November 11, 2015

According to USA Today, the U.S. has experienced 200 mass shootings in the past nine years, and they occur more than the government reports. Seventy-seven percent of mass killings in the U.S. were caused by guns, and nearly one-third of the victims were under the age of 18. The federal government is tr...

Neutral is normal

Neutral is normal

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

May 12, 2015

They might make up only 0.3 percent of the population of the United States, according to Gary J. Gates. It might be something people aren’t used to. It might be something people are afraid of talking about. But a person who is transgender should not be “known” for anything. People who are transgender a...

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