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Never too cool for school

Never too cool for school

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, The Parsnip

I’m getting antsy even as I write this because of how excited I am to be back at school. The majority of students dread going back, but not me. I mean, what’s so awful about waking up to see the sun rise then sitting in a soft, comfortable chair for seven hours straight, five days a week? Sounds...

Summer in a snap(chat)

Maisie Bradley, Public relations editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Video

Thank you to Anna Stutz, Josie Costello, Mary Ralston, Peyton Roberts, Katie Rudolph, Maggie Burton, Katie Judd, Lizzie Stobbe, Saylor Smith, Bridget Killian, Abby Larson, Ruby Keller and Katie Sachs for submitting videos.   Uncopyrighted music courtesy of GoPro's royalty free website.

Pride and privilege

Pride and privilege

Logan Crews, opinions editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“What would you do if I told you I liked girls?” I endured years of lying to myself, parading around my room pretending to be Justin Bieber walking down the red carpet with Selena Gomez on my arm while I played it cool on the other side of the door. Forcing myself into awkward relationships with...

Year-round fitness

Year-round fitness

Lindsay Huck, copy editor

May 21, 2017


Filed under News

TKC explores summer Lifetime Fitness and why students elect to take this course during May and June.   TKC: What are the benefits of taking a summer enhancement course? Phillip Deist, science teacher: Summer enhancement courses help students get ahead of the curve. Normally, many students would not be able to fit Lifetime Fitness,...

Call Ed: Working through the summer

Call Ed: Working through the summer

TKC Staff

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As the clocks wind down to 12 p.m. on May 24, the freedom-seeking energy of sleep-deprived students rises from classrooms around KHS. They pound their fists, sore from essay writing, on their desks, chanting, “Summer. Summer. Summer. Summer.” As voices grow louder and louder, raspy from one Span...

Biking the borders

Biking the borders

Camille Baker, features editor

October 16, 2016


Filed under Features

It is a Sunday morning in mid-July, and Noah Rowan, sophomore, straps on his helmet, fills up a water bottle and prepares to begin a 460-mile bike ride across Iowa. Noah, along with 17,000 other bikers from across the U.S., participated in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) for ...

Trends that heat the melting pot

Trends that heat the melting pot

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Since the beginning of this country, there has been a mantra of acceptance and inclusion; anyone is welcome to live under one roof. Though behind the scenes that hasn’t been the case. In the 1830s the United States relocated roughly 16,000 Cherokee people. Before that, Europeans wiped out 90 percent of the Native American population. Fr...

Swimming in sexism

Swimming in sexism

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

This past August, little girls across the country sat in front of their televisions with wide eyes and bright smiles. Their eyes were glued to swimmer Katie Ledecky as she broke her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle, and girls of color were inspired as Simone Manuel became the first African-American...

Why does summer vacation exist?

Sarah Blair, artist

April 29, 2016


Filed under Video

Have you ever wondered where the concept of summer vacation actually came from? Using paper cut outs, TKC's Sarah Blair, artist, dives into the origin of the hottest season of the year.

Spring and Summer Movies

Spring and Summer Movies

Mary Stuart Murray, News Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Grab some popcorn and Junior Mints;  it’s time for the movies. Spring and summer are always a time when new movies are released, and because school will be out  May 25, there’s plenty of time to see them all. Here are a few films to keep an eye out for in the months to come....

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