Jackson Hacker Reflects on Activism
Article by Gabriella Stover
Political participation of young adults in the voting process in America is at an all time low. The average voter is around 50 years old, which drowns the voices of teens across the nation. Continue reading
Kings Senior, Noah Young, Heads to State Swim Meet
Article by Chris Crutcher
Photos by Erin Seccia
Kings High School students filled the halls Thursday, February 20th for the swim team’s state-bound members. The walk of champions celebrated 10 members of the Kings Knights aquatics team, who have worked hard all year to represent their school in the OHSAA state meet. Continue reading
Inside the Mind of a Drum Major
Article by Kaitlyn Beauchamp
Drum Major Rowan Hayden. Photo by Suzanne Ibrahim.
Somewhere in a parking lot, with only two street lights shining, there are ninety-seven marching band members either playing music or spinning flags. Above them, on a podium, one person is waving her arms in the air, instructing the band on how to play and in what direction to march.
Rushing Past the Odds
Article by Austin Evans
Whether it’s laughing at a joke his friends made, or saying hello to a staff member, Nak’emon never stops smiling. Nak’emon Williams is the star running back for the football team. However, watching him on the football field makes you forget that he is a human being. Continue reading
A Coach’s Legacy
Article by Christian Pierce
Photo courtesy of @KFBknights on Twitter
Coach Andy Olds wears three wristbands on his right wrist. One of them says climb the mountain, another says P.A.C.T. for Kings Junior High, and the last one says LTA. The third wristband is the most important. Continue reading
Overtaking the Senior Mind
Article by Gabriella Stover
Jess Harmon works on her college applications on the Common Application. Photo by Gabby
The December 1st deadline for college applications has finally passed, and the wait for acceptance letters is now over. All throughout September, October, and November, seniors spent hours and hours writing essays, collecting old grades, rewards, transcripts, in order to make the best impression on every college they apply to. The strenuous, prolonged applications can easily stress out any student. Continue reading
Trials and Testimonies of Confidence
Article by Maddie Feltner
Senior Kaitlyn Knific. Photo by Shannon Tuggle.
Silence hangs in the air. A judge sits at the front of the crowded courtroom, and students and teachers from schools all over the city crowd the room. All eyes in the room focus on one person: Kaitlyn Knific. Her heart beats heavily as she takes the stand. In this moment, she is not a senior at Kings High School; she is Campbell Bolt, the mayor of a small town wrapped up in a big trial. Continue reading
Life in a Snap
Article by Ryan Freeman
Long snapper, Brendan Beattie, snaps the ball during a game in his 2018 senior season. Photo by Jim Savage.
With one second left in the game, Kings kicker, Tommy Mitchell, made a 46-yard field goal to knock off the Turpin Spartans on their own turf. The entire student section chanted Tommy’s name, and for one night, Tommy felt like a hero. Continue reading
It Can Happen Anywhere
Article by Erin Seccia
The sound of an air horn echoes through the hallways. Students sit in their classrooms without worry – this is just a drill. No harm will come with the sound of an air horn. The date is October 25th. The time is 9:02 A.M. Kings High School’s very first active shooter drill has just finished.
This is the new reality. Continue reading