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2020 Presidential candidates

2020 Presidential candidates

Grace Mennerick, artist

February 4, 2019

As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, more and more politicians are joining in on the race. On the Republican side so far, only Donald Trump has announced his bid for reelection. But the number of Democrats who have declared they are running is steadily increasing. This includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), ...

Five things you need to know about the government shutdown

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Lily Bartin, features writer

January 25, 2019

The U.S. government has been under a partial shutdown since Saturday, Dec. 22. Yet, nearly 30 percent (83/311) of KHS students don’t know the reason for the shutdown, and only 35 percent (109/310) of KHS students feel informed about it. Though it may seem distant, the shutdown affects the lives of e...

How well do you know the Trump administration?

How well do you know the Trump administration?

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 8, 2018

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We’re going places in 2018

We're going places in 2018

Benji Wilton, features writer

February 12, 2018

*This piece is entirely satirical Since the dawn of human existence, we have continued to advance in a multitude of ways. Through technology, philosophy, science, literature and more, humans have differentiated from other animal species through their complexity and sophistication. Over thousands of...

VoK: Women’s March to the Polls Chicago

VoK: Women's March to the Polls Chicago

Maddie Hawes, web editor

February 2, 2018

TKC visited the Women's March to the Polls in Chicago and asked marchers to share why they marched Jan. 20, 2018.  

Taking a knee

Taking a knee

Kate Hennessey, sports editor

January 9, 2018

As a student journalist, exercising the First Amendment is something that comes quite easy. It is a basic right that our country was founded on, one that makes the United States unique compared to other countries. It is the reason members of the alt-right and neo-Nazis are able to walk down the stree...

Dear Donald Trump, Sincerely, KHS

Naomi Blair, news writer

February 9, 2017

It's the start of a new year and a start of a new presidency. TKC invited KHS students to submit a letter to President Donald Trump as if they were speaking directly to him. Below are the compiled submissions. ...

I am not a terrorist

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Paria Darafshan, artist

February 8, 2017

Whenever she speaks about it she has this certain look on her face. She takes a deep breath and presses her lips together, her voice begins to tremble and her hands start to shake slightly as she struggles not to let a tear fall in front of me. Although it’s been almost 30 years, the scars haven't...

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