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Photo Gallery: 2020 Graduation

Amelia Hurley, De Lila Green, and Ella Davies July 24, 2020

The KHS class of 2020 had their graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 11. Graduates were spaced six feet apart outdoors at the KHS football field in order to maintain social distancing. Dr. Michael Havener,...

Ivy and thorns

For four years, students work long days and sleep short nights just for the chance to receive that email with “Congratulations!” in the title. But despite the hype, Ivy League colleges might not be all they’re cracked up to be.
Liam Jackson, associate editor April 1, 2020

“What college are you going to?” I, like the rest of my fellow seniors, have been asked this quite a bit over the past months. For some, the answer is easy. They’ve known for months. For others,...

KHS takes on technology addiction

Art of a hand scrolling on their phone, as many KHS students do.
Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor March 24, 2020

Below are quotes from KHS students and staff discussing their views regarding technology addiction and the role it has played in their life.     “I feel like I haven’t had horrible...

Adoption through a different lens

It’s the soon-to-be big sister, waiting to share her room with a new family member. It’s a mother who has been working through the adoption process for years, and is ready to call a child her own. It’s the cat who knows that their tail is going to be pulled by a pair of tiny hands. Whether it’s international or domestic, everyone involved has their personal view of adoption.
Maya Kim, features writer March 13, 2020

From the little girl meeting her forever family for the first time, to the first time mother finally getting to sign the adoption papers. Adoption is a life changing word that impacts many people, and...

Sanders travels to St. Louis looking to win Missouri primaries

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders traveled to Missouri Monday, March 9 and spoke to a crowd at Stifel Theatre.
Kate Schreiber, features writer March 11, 2020

 “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”  A crowd chanted and waved blue and white signs reading the name of presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as he took the stage Monday, March 9 at...

Call me by my name

As miniscule as it may seem, there’s a feeling of belonging when a person carries something that distinguishes them as otherwise different.
Malcia Greene, associate editor March 3, 2020

I like hearing my name said aloud. No, not because it sounds like my parents threw together a couple sounds in the waiting room of a hospital 17 years ago or because it’s “difficult to pronounce.”...

Simple tips to ‘Treat Yo Self’

Self-care. The internet took it and ran with it to cover up many underlying issues surrounding mental health.
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...

KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

KHS MOYAG participants pose for a group photo following the annual YAG mixer.
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...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 27

Abbey Siegel, senior, leads the pommies during their dance at the pep rally.
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 Brain Issue: The apparent reality

The truth is you will turn into your parents and there’s nothing you can do about it.
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,...

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