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KPD worked with KHS administration to ensure that a concerning social media post did not pose a threat to KHS students.

KHS investigates concerning social media post Friday Dec. 3

Grace Marcus and Rachel Finan December 3, 2021

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener was notified early on the morning of Friday, Dec. 3 that a concerning image was posted to Instagram by a KHS student the previous night.  “We immediately contacted...

On the left side of the image, the girl is looking at her phone. On the right side, she is looking at her list of goals. The cool colors on the left half portray a gloomier feeling vs. the warm tones on the right half.

Refocus – Lila Shepard

Lila Shepard, features writer May 13, 2021

A cool breeze carried the smell of newly blooming flowers and the sound of birds singing. It was a normal spring day except for the halls buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Everyone was watching...

White people must continue to fight the comfort of their silence.

Call Ed: White people, you’ve had your rest

TKC Staff April 12, 2021

The dangerous power of white fatigue in the fight for racial justice, specifically through the fluctuating use of social media, goes beyond a yes or no question, and we wanted our process and editorial...

TikTok, once a lip-syncing app with the name Musical.ly, has seen shocking success during the three years it has been living on homescreens. This successful app is like no other, with an extremely flexible algorithm and a diverse variety of content creators. TikTok is seemingly winning the social media race.

TikTok: the snowflake of social media apps

Maya Kim, social media editor October 27, 2020

From retweeting a Twitter post, to snapchatting a picture of the ceiling to a friend, social media makes an appearance in people’s lives every day. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat...

It doesn’t matter who you are: If Trump likes what you have to say, he will amplify your message. And he won’t hesitate to use exclamation points. 

Political Issue: Trump: our commander in tweets

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 21, 2020

*Opinion “Covfefe.”  One misspelled word in a 12:06 a.m. tweet sent the Twitter world into a storm in May 2017. Many users tried to figure out what it meant. Some suggested it become the name...

From campaigning for a local representative to utilizing their social media platforms, TKC was able to highlight a few ways KHS students participated in politics. 

Political issue: How KHS students were politically active over the summer

Maya Kim and Ava Duggin October 19, 2020

Many students made an effort to be politically active over the summer months. From campaigning for a local representative to utilizing their social media platforms, TKC was able to highlight a few ways...

Political Issue: Joe Biden: building bridges

Political Issue: Joe Biden: building bridges

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 6, 2020

*Opinion "I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden indirectly attacked President Donald Trump’s statement at a press...

Sophie Smith, president of the KHS young conservatives club writes in regarding a recent post to the TKC instagram page.

Letter to the Editor: Smith responds to TKC social media post

TKC Staff September 16, 2020

September 16 -- TKC received the following letter from Sophie Smith, senior, in response to a TKC Instagram Voice's of Kirkwood post on Smith and the Young Conservatives club. To view the post, click here.   Recently,...

Constant dependence on technology can both connect society and isolate individuals.

Plugged in, checked out

Megan Glasgow, features writer March 24, 2020

“Hey, [how are you]?” “Fine.” “Are you okay?” “Yes.” “Ok.” The next message JJ Penn, junior, received was a breakup text, sent with a few clicks on a screen in the...

Art of a hand scrolling on their phone, as many KHS students do.

KHS takes on technology addiction

Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor March 24, 2020

Below are quotes from KHS students and staff discussing their views regarding technology addiction and the role it has played in their life.     “I feel like I haven’t had horrible...

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