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How to Become an Instagram Influencer

How to Become an Instagram Influencer

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

August 29, 2019

Only 500 followers? You've got to be kidding me. Now is your chance for fame, and don't let it slip through your thumbs. Here is how to become an Instagram Influencer...

Distracted

Distracted

Audrey Blaine, new staffer

April 30, 2019

This editorial cartoon focuses on an issue that many teens struggle with: phone addiction. The purpose of this editorial cartoon was to illustrate the problem that occurs when we constantly stare at a screen instead of paying attention to the world around us. While social media can be a platform for...

Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove?

Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove?

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

November 23, 2018

“I’m on Instagram all the time. I like to know what's going on in people's lives. I find myself checking Instagram in class, at night before I go to bed, [and] when I get home from school, always.”   Since fourth grade, Drew Cherry, freshman, has been a self-described, active Instag...

Overhyping snow days

Overhyping snow days

Jack Rittendale, features writer

March 1, 2018

If you’ve ever met me, you would know I hate winter. But it isn’t just the cold weather that I have an aversion to, it’s how people act. Particularly on the subject of snow days. Whenever winter brings about flurries (whether a dusting or a full scale blizzard), people take to social media to ove...

Call Ed: Speech shutdown

Call Ed: Speech shutdown

TKC Staff

September 29, 2017

The number one breeding ground for high school drama isn’t the cafeteria, the library or the commons. It’s social media. Most rational high schoolers won’t post discriminatory posts or bullying attempts on their Instagram feed or Snapchat story, but with the option of private messages, some students...

Kirkwood vs. Jefferson City football game Aug. 25

Kirkwood vs. Jefferson City football game Aug. 25

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

September 5, 2017

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End of KH Players’ 2016-17 season

End of KH Players’ 2016-17 season

Justin Sweeney, opinions editor

April 13, 2017

After the Saturday night performance of Once Upon a Mattress, KH Players’ 2016-17 season came to a close. The program, which is supported by over 100 students, dozens of parents and a handful of directors, performed two mainstage shows, two Black Box shows, a one-act festival and won several awards a...

Love at first snap?

Love at first snap?

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

March 22, 2017

You pull out your phone and check your notifications. Nothing. You start to panic. They haven’t liked your last post on Instagram. They haven’t replied to your most recent Snapchat. You start to wonder whether you have done something to upset your boyfriend or girlfriend. A familiar question plants itse...

The motive behind social media

The motive behind social media

Izzy Colón, news writer

October 17, 2016

After a long day of classes, instead of getting out her notes to begin homework, Jackie Kuntz, sophomore gets out her phone. Jason Evans, Kuntz’s World History teacher uses Twitter to share articles online with his students. According to Dr. Michael Havener, principal, social media is used as a tool...

Call me, (be)ep (me), if you want to reach me

Call me, (be)ep (me), if you want to reach me

Trevor Cleveland, entertainment editor

November 14, 2015

Beme delivers one of the most liberating experiences in social media since Facebook launched its photo feature in 2005. The app simply takes away the self-scrutiny and excessive filtration that plagues modern social media. The beauty of Beme comes from its hands-free, revision-free video format which, des...

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