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Watching summer through a screen

Watching summer through a screen

Lily Bartin, features writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under Opinions

It’s well past 12 p.m., you’ve been inside all day. The air conditioning is on full blast and you’re relaxing in your coziest sweats. You have no plans this summer. At first the freedom is peaceful. But day after day, you scroll through Instagram and your happiness starts to waver. With every sun...

Where did KHS students travel this summer?

Where did KHS students travel this summer?

Molly Higgins, Features Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

DESTINATION: Greece She watches from a cliff as waves crash onto the rocks below. The sky fills with color and the temperature finally drops as the sun sets on Kythira, Greece. Hanna Spanos, sophomore, spent 10 days in Kythira this summer. Spanos is part Greek, and she and her family take the trip ...

Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer

Bridget Killian, editor-in-chief

August 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

This summer was a time of new music. Every few weeks, it seemed as though an artist dropped their newest album for the world to hear. Ye, KIDS SEE GHOSTS, Everything is Love and Scorpion are four of the new sounds of the summer. In this review, each album was judged based on lyrics, message, the music tracks behind the lyrics, how unique it was to their previous releases and my overall impression. ...

Custard Station

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

I have a confession to make. And yes, this is serious. Ever since I could hold a cone, I’ve struggled with a serious addiction to ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, whatever you want to call the heavenly concoction. In fact, one of my first words was “nilla” (short for vanilla). Lord knows I’v...

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

As the sun lingers in the sky for a few minutes longer each day, our daydreams of summer no longer seem unrealistic. Ignoring the nag of our alarms and turning our history notes into doodles would be too easy. It’s almost as if our math problems are asking to be neglected. Yet as our focus diminishes, the looming fa...

Your summer bucketlist

Your summer bucketlist

Melanie Witt, copy editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Summer approaches and the days slowly pass as students wait in anticipation for freedom. However, this excitement quickly diminishes when KHS students realize where they live: Missouri, or better known as misery. There are always the typical summer activities like going to the pool, just chilling with...

The sadness of spring

The sadness of spring

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

*This piece is entirely satirical I take a look outside. The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming and the weather is finally warming up. Disgusting. Spring is supposed to be a time of growth; a time of new life. Well, the emergence of spring certainly cannot warm my frozen heart. I wish wint...

Never too cool for school

Never too cool for school

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under 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)

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.

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