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Katie Pappageorge, 1999 KHS graduate, began the conversation on July 7 by sharing a haunting story – her experience as a victim of sexual abuse by a former KHS teacher.

KHS alumni share stories of sexual abuse

Molly Higgins, print editor August 22, 2020

The Kirkwood High School Alumni Facebook group exploded with shares, comments and outrage. Katie Pappageorge, 1999 KHS graduate, began the conversation on July 7 by sharing a haunting story – her experience...

As of 2017, Missouri is one of the top 20 states with the most human trafficking, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

Issues: Human trafficking

Amelia Hurley, features writer October 19, 2018

All she wanted was a ride home. All she needed was for him to drive her to her small home in the suburbs. Instead, he took her to a small hotel room and forced her to sit and wait. He made her wait for...

Seeking help: what's next

Seeking help: what’s next

Izzy Colón, copy editor April 26, 2018

We hear the word constantly. Plastered across recent headlines and broadcasted on the 5 p.m. news: assault. Discussion of sexual assault is more prevalent now than it has ever been, but it does not just...

Q&A: Three KHS coaches and sexual harassment

Q&A: Three KHS coaches and sexual harassment

Maddie Hawes, web editor April 25, 2018

TKC held a roundtable interview with four KHS coaches about the sexual harassment climate they see at KHS.               TKC: From...

The reality of rock bottom

The reality of rock bottom

Camille Baker and Hannah Cohen April 25, 2018

Disclaimer: The stories below are narratives of two KHS students’ encounters with rape, which include graphic imagery. In order to convey these stories in their truest forms while protecting the victims’...

Sexual assault awareness month

Sexual assault awareness month

Maggie Burton, artist April 11, 2018

In light of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so I decided to create a piece dedicated to sexual assault awareness. I wanted to incorporate dark colors, but I really focused on working disembodied...

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

Claire Boysen, features editor February 12, 2018

When our administrators and teachers discuss issues in teenage culture, whether it be in a classroom or assembly, they talk about things like substance abuse, mental health and bullying. But they are forgetting...

An actress's nightmare

An actress’s nightmare

Maddie Hawes, web editor November 29, 2017

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The elephant in the room

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief October 17, 2016

Being a girl: I love being a girl. I love everything about being a girl. I love dressing up. I love being able to embrace my femininity. I hate how unsafe I can feel for the sole reason of being...

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