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Simple tips to ‘Treat Yo Self’

Simple tips to ‘Treat Yo Self’

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

December 9, 2019

Self-care. The internet took it and ran with it to cover up many underlying issues surrounding mental health. According to Vice in “The Young and the Uncared For,” the rise of self care and the “treat yo-self” movement has taken a toxic form that hasn’t been helpful to people going through m...

KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 7, 2019

KHS’s Missouri Youth and Government (MOYAG) club attended the annual Clark Convention in Jefferson City, Mo. where students participated in mock trials, passed mock legislation, held leadership positions and ran for office from Dec. 4-7. Thora Pearson, senior, led this year’s convention as Missour...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 27

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 27

Annie George and Ella Davies

November 30, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 27 KHS hosted a pep rally to support the football team before the Turkey Day game. The school and community came together to cheer on the football team for the game against rival Webster. The seniors performed their senior skits, the band played, the pommies and cheerleader performed...

The Brain Issue: The apparent reality

The Brain Issue: The apparent reality

Lily Bartin, vok editor

November 10, 2019

This piece is entirely satirical. Some people believe nature shapes you and genetics alone determine who you are. Others claim nurture is a bigger factor and your environment shapes you. More than anything, the way you are raised forms your personality. The people who you’ve spent more time with t...

The Brain Issue: Creators in a crowd

The Brain Issue: Creators in a crowd

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

November 3, 2019

Are we born different? Or are we raised to be the same? Read about what some would call "Kirkwood Conformist Culture" and how our neurons get involved.

Classes, lunch and shooting drills: school in 2019

Classes, lunch and shooting drills: school in 2019

Elliott Notrica, features writer

November 3, 2019

When she arrives at school in the morning, Elizabeth Button, junior, thinks about what her classes are for the day, who she will sit with at lunch and how to defend herself in the case of a mass shooting. 

Climate revolution

Climate revolution

Rachel Finan, health and wellness writer

October 27, 2019

Protesters holding signs marched across the crosswalk leading to the St.Louis city courthouse chanting, as police officers blocked traffic. With large paintings of the Earth and signs reading “There Is No Planet B” their steps were in sync and their purpose was clear: to declare a national climate e...

The PolitiCall: getting involved in politics

The PolitiCall: getting involved in politics

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

February 14, 2019

With the 2020 presidential election starting to gain more attention, politics are starting to be discussed more and more frequently in the halls of KHS. For the PolitiCall's third episode, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham sit down with teacher Lisa Hellmich and Missouri Youth and Government governor...

Top five art pieces of 2018

Top five art pieces of 2018

TKC Staff

January 2, 2019

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman - art by Bismah Syed Policing the minority with the majority - art by Catherine McCandless The 'N' Word - art by Thora Pearson Student journalist opinions on The New York Times op-ed - art by Maggie Burton Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove? - art by Grace Ferguson...

Where should you go during your staycation?

Where should you go during your staycation?

Celia Bergman, Thora Pearson, and Madelyn Rehkop

December 11, 2018

Take this quiz to see where you should spend your winter break staycation.  (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

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