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Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

TKC ranked some of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, according to Billboard. The songs are in the order Billboard placed them in, but will get a rating of 1-5 from TKC based on vocals, danceability and beats per minute (BPM), which is the equivalent to tempo. Each song is unique in its own wa...

Four neediest cases

Four neediest cases

Emma Lingo, Sophie Chappell, Claire Boysen, and Kiden Smith

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For the third year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Four Neediest Cases project, inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four staffers to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told TKC about their families' stories...

Four neediest cases: 2011

Four neediest cases: 2011

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

2011 brought change to their life. It began with their mother’s death and continued with a move to their aunt’s house in the city. “My mom died when I was 9 years old,” they said. “They were going to put us in foster care, but my aunt didn’t want that so she decided to [have] us [live...

Teacher music Q&A: Adam Rowland

Teacher music Q&A: Adam Rowland

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under Features

This series of articles will contain the musical interests of four teachers at KHS: Lisa Hellmich, history teacher, Jason Evans, history teacher, Cindy Kohler, French teacher and Adam Rowland, English teacher. TKC asked about each teacher’s five favorite songs right now as well as their general ta...

Teacher music Q&A: Jason Evans

Teacher music Q&A: Jason Evans

Sophie Chappell, features writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Features

This series of articles will contain the musical interests of four teachers at KHS: Lisa Hellmich, history teacher, Jason Evans, history teacher, Cindy Kohler, French teacher and Adam Rowland, English teacher. TKC asked about each teacher’s five favorite songs right now as well as their general ta...

Teacher music Q&A: Lisa Hellmich

Teacher music Q&A: Lisa Hellmich

Sophie Chappell, features writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features

This series of articles will contain the musical interests of four teachers at KHS: Lisa Hellmich, History teacher, Jason Evans, History teacher, Cindy Kohler, French teacher and Adam Rowland, English teacher. TKC asked about each teacher’s five favorite songs right now as well as their general ta...

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Jack Anderson, Sophie Chappell, Ally Ortmann, Ethan Peter, Anna Retzlaff, and Kiden Smith

October 26, 2018


Filed under Video

In this video, TKC and KHTV will have two classmates exchange a meaningful conversation back-to-back. Without the ability to see one another, these students have the opportunity to build a relationship without the bias of physical appearance.

Hot chocolate review

Hot chocolate review

Sophie Chappell, features writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Video

Emma Lingo and I went to four different coffee shops and tried their hot chocolate. We rated them based on flavor and appearance. We visited Comet Café, 7/11, Blondie's Coffee and Wine Bar and Kayak Cafe. Watch the video to find out which hot chocolate we liked the best. ...

How the Other Half Lives: Teachers Dealing With Stress

How the Other Half Lives: Teachers Dealing With Stress

Sophie Chappell, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under 2018 New Staff Stories

Once all the students are gone, silence envelops KHS. Students will head home and begin their mountain of homework, while teachers stay behind creating lesson plans and grading papers. Like their students, teachers go home to find more work awaiting them. “On a normal weeknight, I easily work an h...

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