Best of SNO

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2019-2020
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Kirkwood High School
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Kirkwood High School
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Stories from Kirkwood High School
The Brain Issue: Normal
Features

Molly Higgins | November 11, 2019

Two girls spend their time between classes talking excitedly, laughing gleefully and almost always dancing. Clare Sullivan, junior, said she and Lucy Salamon, senior, were born to be best friends. Each…

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The Brain Issue: The multitasking myth
Features

Ryleigh Palmer | November 8, 2019

Angela Scheer was in the middle of a lesson when she noticed students heads tilted down toward their phones. The new Mario Kart app had captured their attention in a way that her most recent lesson had…

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The Brain Issue: Love at first fight
Features

Ally Ortmann | November 7, 2019

We have all heard it.

“They are nothing like my ex.”

“He treats me so much better.”

“This one is different, I promise.”

“I would not make that same mistake again”

And we…

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The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale
Features

Emma Lingo | November 7, 2019

On Brett Radake’s dresser, there’s a photo of his younger-self with an arm thrown around a smaller boy with glasses. Both of them are looking into the camera with goofy smiles on their faces and a…

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The Brain Issue: An unforgettable memory
Features

Maddie Meyers | November 6, 2019

Imagine waking up and remembering what happened on a random day 12 years ago – not just main events, but specific details such as getting out of bed at 7:25, the red flannel shirt your father wore and…

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The Brain Issue: You don’t snooze, you lose
Features

Grace Klebe | November 6, 2019

Every night, she would lay there, eyes shut, waiting for sleep to come. It never did. 

She wondered, is this normal? She assumed it was. 

In middle school when her therapist told her she had insomnia,…

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The Brain Issue: 12 accounts and counting
Opinions

Sophie Chappell | November 5, 2019

I have 12 social media accounts. I’m fully aware that it’s ridiculous, but before you lecture me about screen time, take a look at your phone. I’m not the only one with a problem here. On average,…

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The Brain Issue: Creators in a crowd
Features

Charlotte Heinrich | November 4, 2019

“Of course [people have been mean to me],” Jack Baranski, sophomore, said. “I don’t remember their names though. History forgets those who were judgmental of others’ creativity.”

You might…

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Forever 20: Andrea
Features

Charlotte Heinrich | November 4, 2019

*This story contains anonymous sources.

She would speak with her hands.

She loved big sweaters. The cold weather, that was her thing.

She constantly had a smile on her face.

She didn’t have…

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Top of his field
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Jack Matousek | October 31, 2019

With a neutral expression on his face Sam Bryan, junior, makes his way to his first hour. His quiet demeanor may keep him from standing out, but Bryan has done something most students would be instantly…

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Kirkwood’s got talent
Features

Lindsay McCarthy | October 31, 2019

For KHS senior Jonah Roy, childhood dreams are becoming a reality.

Roy has been playing the guitar on his own at the age of 5. When he was 9, Roy was writing music for a teen rock band, Million Hits,…

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Smile, you’re on transcript
Features

Megan Glasgow | October 30, 2019

London Bielicke, senior, smiles proudly at her high school transcript, recalling the struggles and triumphs of each class. Her 11 AP classes sit like badges of honor in her mind. She’s taken and retaken…

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The Brain Issue: Mirror image
Features

Grace Fearheiley | October 30, 2019

As she watched her reflection leap across the dance floor, the large mirror covering the wall in her dance studio reflects her along with her classmates. She couldn’t help but compare herself to the…

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Collision consequences
Features

Amelia Hurley | October 28, 2019

The adrenaline was building. He continued to press on the accelerator, no thought of stopping in his head while the open road flew by him. The wind rushed past him, while he had no care in the world.

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Frank Ocean releases “DHL”
Arts & Entertainment

Kiden-Aloyse Smith | October 22, 2019

After 785 days of waiting, our prayers have been answered. Frank Ocean released an original single, “DHL,” at the end of the first episode of Ocean’s Beats 1 radio program, “blonde Radio.” Although…

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Looking back on 750
Features

Benji Wilton | October 22, 2019

Enormous, pristine front lawns preface equally elegant manors. Poised porches, towering white columns and distinct window shutters exemplify the grandeur of their homes. A drive down N. Taylor Ave is a…

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JMac: Back to where it all started
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Hayden Davidson | October 17, 2019

For the past decade, people across the country, especially Kirkwood residents, have turned on the TV every Sunday in the fall to see the name “Maclin” on their screen. But before all the fame, Jeremy…

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More hope for MO
News

Jack Anderson | October 17, 2019

When kids don’t eat, they are not only hungry. They are at an increased risk for depression, suicide and substance abuse, according to Delivery community benefit. For the 16.7% of food-insecure households…

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Hollywood bleeds for Post Malone
Arts & Entertainment

Olivia Silvey | October 17, 2019

Post Malone gives us another glance into his unimaginable world of 50-meter yachts, Versace boxers and overwhelming heartbreak with the release of his third album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” He sings…

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100 gecs is breaking pop
Features

Lily Frick | October 10, 2019

Eleven years ago, Dylan Brady did not want to be a musician. The 2012 KHS alum wanted to be a filmmaker. But entering his freshman year at KHS, he chose to take choir with David Cannon, KHS choir teacher.

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More than a poofy skirt and curls
Features

Ava Duggin | October 9, 2019

Two hundred eyes rest on Morgan Hooker, freshman. Three sets of these eyes belong to judges who are sitting, pens in hand, bodies leaning forward, eagerly waiting to point out every one of her imperfections….

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A Strong finish
Sports

Grace Klebe | October 8, 2019

His heart is racing. 130 beats per minute and he hasn’t started running yet.

The gun fires.

One minute and 53 seconds later, he collected his second state championship title of the weekend.

Martin…

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Call Ed: Education equality
Opinions

TKC Staff | October 7, 2019

Overlooked, ignored, excluded. Imagine going through years of school and never learning about yourself. This is the reality for LGBTQ+ students throughout the United States. As an established community,…

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Where are theyyy now: Slayyyter
Features

Liam Jackson | September 25, 2019

The lights go down and the crowd screams. Music starts playing and a screen shows the faces of 2000’s pop culture icons: Paris, Lindsay, Britney. The faces soon fade, and a name appears. 

S-L-A-YYY-T-E-R. 

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Minority Whip: Setting Obama’s record straight
Opinions

Wolfgang Frick | September 25, 2019

When President Barack Obama left the oval office for the final time three years ago, it was expected that he would follow the tradition set by former presidents and recede into private life. After President…

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“IGOR” Review
Arts & Entertainment

Lindsay McCarthy | September 24, 2019

“This is not Bastard. This is not Goblin. This is not Wolf. This is not Cherry Bomb. This is not Flower Boy. This is Igor.” -Tyler, The Creator, 10 days before releasing his highly anticipated studio…

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What a glorious feeling
Sports

Benji Wilton | September 24, 2019

When it seemed the most unbelievable, the St. Louis Blues accomplished the ultimate goal of any hockey team. After sitting dead last in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 15-18-4 on Jan….

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10 teams, 10 stories: Fall Sports
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Hayden Davidson | September 23, 2019

KHS sponsors 10 fall sports affiliated with MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association). Each team has goals and expectations as well as areas to improve from last season. TKC spoke with…

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Dogs of Kirkwood: Levi
Features

Ally Ortmann | September 23, 2019

His ears are big. He dunks his full head while taking a drink. His favorite things to play with are socks, and he wants to eat soap–badly. He chases his tail, gets startled by the sound of crumpled-up…

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cHEerleading
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Maya Kim | September 19, 2019

“Sophomores! Battle cry!” the JV cheerleaders shouted. It’s the first pep rally of the year, and the cheerleaders are leading the infamous battle cry.

“V-I-C-T-O-R-Y is the sophomore battle…

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