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As thrift stores get busier than ever, prices on secondhand goods have increased drastically. Now, some low-income customers are unable to afford basic necessities at thrift stores.

Old goods, new prices

Wyatt Byers, entertainment writer January 25, 2023

Amber Branson, mother of two, has been a frequent shopper at the Crestwood Savers for the past decade. She used to buy clothes for herself, but now she’s buying tableware for her house, books for her...

Taylor Swift released her 10th studio album, Midnights, on October 19th, 2022.

Albums of winter 2022

Wyatt Byers, entertainment writer November 9, 2022

Smithereens- Joji Youtube star turned popular musician, Joji, plans to release his third studio album, “Smithereens,” Nov. 4, 2022. In 2020, Joji released his sophomore album, “Nectar,” showcasing...

After a school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, the message board is adorned in a yellow ribbon.

Hero teacher killed in South St. Louis City school shooting

Mason Heller, features writer October 25, 2022

Editors’ note: This story contains graphic accounts of gun violence.  A man in a tie-dye t-shirt glances at me as he walks up to place another bouquet of flowers among a sea of roses. Two men...

Kendrick Lamar dissects complicated themes and topics in his eighteen-song double album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

Review: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Wyatt Byers, Owen Spiegel, and Aine Bradley May 18, 2022

The last time Kendrick Lamar released a solo album, the class of ‘22 was in middle school. That five year hiatus came to an end at 11:00 p.m. last night, with the release of his fifth studio album—“Mr....

Meet the ten KHS teachers retiring in the 2022 school year.

Q&A with 2022 retiring KHS teachers

Megan Glasgow and Kate Schreiber April 20, 2022

Meet this year’s retiring KHS teachers. Learn about the ten staff members’ careers, advice they have for students and what they’ll miss most about KHS.

Jack Herwig stands in front of the disassembled show set with the clipboard he used during his performance.

Jack Herwig fills in for Imani Noel during KH Players’ production of “Laughing Stock”

Owen Spiegel, breaking news writer October 12, 2021

When Imani Noel, senior, fell ill on Oct. 1, the role of Henry Mills in the KH Players’ “Laughing Stock” was left empty and without an understudy ready to fill in.  “Laughing Stock" follows...

Teleo Coffee opened for business on Aug. 15 in downtown Kirkwood.

Teleo opens to Kirkwood

Bella Ruzicka, features writer September 27, 2021

It’s 6:15 a.m., Teleo has only been open for fifteen minutes and Cass Clark, the shift lead, is already knee-deep in coffee orders. She works at Teleo Coffee, a coffee shop on Monroe Avenue. The shop...

Organizers Peyton Nico and Wyatt Byers lead the front of the march as the group passes Kirkwood city hall.

KHS students organize “March against injustice”

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor January 21, 2021

It started with a single text message. The same day, KHS sophomores Wyatt Byers, Áine Bradley, Peyton Nico, Kylie Madden, Liv Timp, Claire Sutter, Bella Ruzicka and Madeline Rapp were organizing a “march...

Malik Spinks, junior, takes part in the march.

Photo gallery: BLM march

Ella Davies, Sophia Beckmann, and Lawrence McKee January 20, 2021

In response to the recent vandalism of racial slurs spray-painted on Kirkwood High School, North Kirkwood Middle School and Nipher Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 6, KHS students held a Black Lives Matter...

A Spotify Premium user is viewing their Spotify Wrapped for 2020.

Unwrapping KHS students’ “Spotify 2020 Wrapped”

Ava Duggin and Lila Shepard January 8, 2021

At the end of each year, people celebrate all of their triumphs and the challenges they faced by rekindling old memories. Another way that some can recount their memories from the year is checking...

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