Senior Edition: 2017
Pippin, Drowsy Chaperone top stage favorites



Throughout the years, the Kings Theatre department has put on incredible shows. We asked the graduating class of 2017 what their favorite production was, with the top 5 resulting in Pippin, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, Almost, Maine, and Much Ado About Nothing. You can see which of our survey respondent  love which productions inside … Read more of this post

Spring 2017
‘Pippin’ wraps up weekend with final performance

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Kings High School Theatre performed its final production of “Pippin” Saturday night before a packed auditorium, with a celebration after in the school lobby.

Sneak Preview
KHS Senior Art Show

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The KHS Senior Art Show is Thursday, April 6 in the Media Center. The exhibit will be open to the public during Community Service Night festivities, with a reception at 7 p.m.

photos Emily Charneski

Spring 2017
Art exhibit a ‘humbling’ experience

Kings High School art students took part in The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. This is the 47th year that the exhibition has taken place and it is open to 1,112 schools across the Ohio.   Read more of this post

Spring 2017
 KHS showcases talent


Students hit the stage Monday night at 6pm in the second annual talent show at Kings. A wide variety of talents were showcased such as such as singing, interpretive dancing, acoustic guitar playing, piano and cello were also featured. The night concluded with Erin Ryan and Claire Galberg taking first place for their performance of an instrumental duet. Tianna Onnen and Adriann Bruemmer took second after singing together.

Full gallery of the night inside.    Read more of this post

Winter 2017
 Student Art picked for display

Seven KHS Digital Media Arts students have been chosen to display their art for the “Artist Reaching Classrooms” exhibition at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library on April 12.

There will be one winner of a $200 gift card from each of the twelve schools that have entered their art; One People’s Choice Award winner of a $200 gift card; One award for “Best Artist Statement” winner and three top awards from the overall exhibition receiving Apple supplies such as iPads and Computers.  Read more of this post

Film Review
‘A Cure for Wellness’


A Cure for Wellness is a 2017 psychological thriller directed by Gore Verbinski, the creative mind behind famous films such as The Ring and Pirates of the Caribbean.

A Cure for Wellness starts with a young Wall Street stockbroker named Lockhart, who sent to find his company’s CEO, Pembroke, after he disappears to a mysterious “wellness center” in the Swiss Alps.  Read more of this post

Winter 2017
Stage Debut: ‘Knight on Broadway’


“Knight on Broadway” made its debut Saturday night on the KHS stage. The fundraising production, student-directed by senior Morgan Reece and junior Dane Doebereiner, featured songs from famous Broadway shows such as: Oklahoma, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Next to Normal, and Hamilton. Joining Reece and Doebereiner onstage were Jillian Krynock, Amy Helms, Skyler Reisinger, Addie Collins, Ansley Taylor, Shelby Malburg, Kaeli Halliman, Danae Hruska, and Zoe Fitzgerald-Kidwell.


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Winter 2017
Scholastics showcase artwork

Kings High School students recently submitted their artwork to the Regional Scholastics Competition. A wide array of paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital media images were submitted, and 23 students received awards. Students can be awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key, or an honorable mention. A Gold Key is the highest award offered and those who receive one are entered into the National round. If the Gold Key winner receives an award from the National level, they are invited to New York City for an award ceremony.   Read more of this post

Holiday Issue: 2016
KHS stage star Reece eyes Broadway


In the Kings High School hallways, one could see a diverse range of teenagers who love the extracurricular activities that they are involved in. One young woman in particular stands out, with a voice that has captivated audiences for most of her life. Morgan Reece, an 18-year-old senior, lives for a life on stage.

“I have sung ever since I was little,” Reece said. “I just love how it can take you into another world and escape reality for a while.”  Read more of this post

Film Review
J.K. Rowling is back

Another one of J.K. Rowling’s stories comes to life on the big screen in the Harry Potter spinoff series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film focuses on a young British wizard named Newt Scamander who has just finished a journey around the globe to collect and study magical creatures. By the time he stops in New York City, he has an entire briefcase full of these creatures and accidentally causes some trouble when some of them escape.   Read more of this post

Holiday Issue: 2016
School House Rock Redux


Seven years after a junior high production of Schoolhouse Rock was performed at Kings, the theatre department has decided to revive this show with the current junior high class.

Schoolhouse Rock Junior is based off of the 1970s cartoons. Featuring songs from the cartoon such as “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, “Conjunction Junction”, and “Just a Bill”, the director, Scott Hayward, has chosen this classic for the junior high musical. About halfway through the rehearsal process, Hayward is excited for the upcoming production.   Read more of this post

Holiday Issue: 2016
A drummer, heart and soul


Kings High School has hundreds of students involved in extracurricular activities. Among these teenagers are kids who put their heart and soul into musical ventures. One of these musicians is 16-year-old drummer, Daniel Laverde.

Laverde is well-established in the local music world. He is currently involved in five different bands: Sonnaray, his main band; Structure of Control, a jazz and progressive group; Der Frunkenstein, which is a newer group for Daniel. He is also involved with the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Kings High School jazz band.  Read more of this post

Holiday Issue: 2016
‘Doctor Strange’ a must-see


Doctor Strange is Marvel’s newest movie adaptation of one of their famous comic book story-lines. But this one is different than its predecessors: the main character and hero of the film is not a mutant, or an experiment, or a scientific breakthrough–he’s a sorcerer. Well, not at first, but by the end of the movie he is. Like, a really good one.  Read more of this post

Fall Issue 2016
Film Review: ‘Nerve’


Nerve is a recent thriller based on the 2012 book of the same name, written by Jeanne Ryan. The film cast features Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, and Machine Gun Kelly. It earned a 6.7/10 on IMDb and a 64% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie revolves around a viral online game of truth-or-dare, “without the truth,” called Nerve. People can sign up at Watchers or Players–Watchers pay to watch, and Players complete dares to earn money. Fed up with living in her friend Sydney’s shadow, high school senior Venus “Vee” Delmonico (Roberts) signs up to be a Player.   Read more of this post

Fall Issue 2016
DMA students earn honors

Six Kings High School Digital Media Arts students have had their works chosen to be displayed at Xavier’s 9th Biennial High School Exhibition Junior and Senior Juried Exhibition.   Read more of this post

Fall Issue: 2016
Now You See Me 2: A worthy sequel

Now You See Me 2 is the sequel to the popular 2013 film of the same name. Both movies revolve around a group of talented magicians, known as the Four Horsemen, led by J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg).

The other members include Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson). In the second movie, however, Isla Fisher’s character Henley has left the group and is replaced by Lula (Lizzie Caplan).  Read more of this post

Back to School: 2016
Suicide Squade: Fair warning


Alright, here is it, folks — the official Knight Times review I’m sure you all have been waiting for. After avoiding it for a few weeks, I finally gave in and saw Suicide Squad just for you guys, and I have to say, it wasn’t quite as bad as everyone said it would be. To be fair, it wasn’t the best action movie I’ve ever seen, and not even the best movie I’ve seen this summer, but it wasn’t terrible.  Read more of this post