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Senior profile: Lifting the pressure

Senior profile: Lifting the pressure

Jack Matousek, features writer

May 12, 2019

As the bell rings, many students spill out into the hallways talking about the day’s events.  One senior, Nolan Hauck, is an exception to this daily routine. Drawstring bag strung tightly over his shoulders, he walks confidently, cutting through the line of students making his way towards the weig...

Senior Column: Claire Boysen

Senior Column: Claire Boysen

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

May 3, 2019

I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs at KHS, but at the end of the day, I loved high school. Saying goodbye has been harder than I could have ever imagined.

Senior Profile: Emma Harrell

Senior Profile: Emma Harrell

Amelia Hurley, features writer

April 30, 2019

Emma Harrell, senior, shares her secrets on how she obtained a perfect score of 36 on her ACT and how she balanced the activities she participates in.

Senior Column: Jack Rintoul

Senior Column: Jack Rintoul

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

April 30, 2019

University of Missouri-Columbia  Major: Journalism and Computer Science  I used to get this feeling in my stomach back in sixth grade. This unbearable pain that would keep me up for hours just sitting on the toilet. But it wasn’t because I was sick. It was the feeling that in just a few short h...

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

May 14, 2018

Anthony sits on his hero’s shoulders. The boy he clings to locks his arms firmly around Anthony’s fragile legs, the steady grip erasing the slightest chance of falling. His smile fills his small face. It reflects the brightness of the Nicaraguan sun shining down on him. He looks happy, at...

Senior column: Bridget Snider

Senior column: Bridget Snider

Bridget Snider, Print Managing Editor

May 4, 2018

Some say there are two types of people: those who embrace the future and those who fear it. My last four years at KHS have shown me that I’m most definitely the second type. As a freshman, the idea of ever being a senior seemed quite foreign to me. I saw my older brother graduate and felt as though...

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

May 4, 2018

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...

Senior column: Allie Hickenbotham

Senior column: Allie Hickenbotham

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

April 30, 2018

On the corner of Hawbrook and Sappington Road sits a neighborhood market known as Hanneke’s. About a mile from North Glendale Elementary, it became a tradition to walk there after school with my friends every Friday in fifth grade. We’d all try to walk next to each other in a line to talk, even though...

Senior Profile: Olivia Rekittke

Senior Profile: Olivia Rekittke

Kara Rieger, photographer

May 5, 2017

Olivia Rekittke pops open her French horn case to reveal the coiled brass and flared bell. She warms up with five minutes of lip slurs before running through major scales, melodic minor scales and chromatic scales. After hours of homework and rehearsals, she finally relaxes with a pad of paper and GarageBand. Olivia...

Senior Profile: Sabrina Talir

Senior Profile: Sabrina Talir

Annie O'Brien, features writer

May 4, 2017

With a woven mandala tapestry covering one wall, a yoga mat and exercise ball in the corner and a dreamcatcher hanging from the ceiling, you would think you had just walked into a yoga studio. But, you are actually in the bedroom of Sabrina Talir. “I was trying to find an easy way to exercise that wasn’t re...

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