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Peggy Pickens: Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future of KHS

Peggy Pickens: Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future of KHS

Neha Shaw, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

As we celebrate 40 years of Kingwood High School this year, we look back on the students, faculty, and administration that have impacted our community and school. There are many individuals who were foundational in the origins of Kingwood High School and its beginnings, and these individuals all made ...

Concluding Black History Month: The Unsung Heroes

Concluding Black History Month: The Unsung Heroes

Neha Shaw, Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2020

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements and advancements of African Americans and their role in U.S. history. Also called African American History Month, this time set aside was from the early days of "Negro History week," started by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Since...

Decisions, Decisions:  Which College Admissions Decision Type is Best? 

Decisions, Decisions:  Which College Admissions Decision Type is Best? 

Ann Crane and Nancy Westwood

February 25, 2020

Colleges and universities have multiple options for students to apply and an equal number of ways to inform applicants of their admissions decisions. Some of these may play a significant role in when and how you apply. Others are simply helpful to know for applying and planning. Most colleges and universities...

Learning to Accept and Appreciate my Culture

Learning to Accept and Appreciate my Culture

Moyu Yumoto

February 9, 2020

In elementary school, I’d sometimes bring cultural food that my mom made at home. When I started eating a rice ball with seaweed, a girl told me that they looked gross. In her 4th grade brain, I’m sure she didn’t mean to offend me- but it really did hurt me inside. From that day, I begged my mom ...

The Lizard in My Window

The Lizard in My Window

Neha Shaw, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2020

A green colored lizard, common in my neighborhood, has found itself trapped between the screen of my window and the actual window glass itself. It is a lovely shade of green when the sunlight hits it from the right angle, but it is otherwise a plain and rather drab sort of olive color. The area around...

Admissions Essays: Getting Started

Admissions Essays: Getting Started

Ann Crane & Nancy Westwood, Ann Crane and Nancy Westwood run our Kingwood High School College Room.

January 11, 2020

It is never too early to start thinking about the essays that are an essential piece for most college applications! Most applications require at least one general essay of up to 650 words. Many colleges require additional statements on topics related directly to the school or your choice of major. ...

Connecting with My Culture: My Adventure in China

Connecting with My Culture: My Adventure in China

Phoebe Han

January 5, 2020

The Journey During Thanksgiving break, me and my family had a fantastic opportunity to visit China. I was so excited to visit, as I couldn’t wait to see the wonderland comprising of amazing grasslands, mountains, and bustling cities. I thought that my visit to China would also be a great opportu...

Journaling My Life Out

Journaling My Life Out

Moyu Yumoto

November 9, 2019

Trying to manage loads and loads of school assignments and studying time is not easy. When it comes to time management, getting a planner to organize stuff down helps. A bullet journal is an organization method, which is not only used to plan your schedule, but it can be used for many other purposes....

When a Tree Falls in the Forest, the Children of the World Hear (and Care)

When a Tree Falls in the Forest, the Children of the World Hear (and Care)

Ainsley Gill

October 30, 2019

Recently, Greta Thunberg has received great attention in the media as her “Fridays for the Future” school strike gained participants around the globe. These strikes have raised global awareness and drawn attention to the serious issue of climate change. However, she is not the only influential you...

Andrew and Tobias – A Short Story

Andrew and Tobias – A Short Story

Sophia Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Andrew Miller has never had a friend until he meets the mysterious Tobias. He quickly begins to learn though that some things are too good to be true.

What is Impostor Syndrome?

What is Impostor Syndrome?

Daphne Han, Web Design, Executive Student Life Editor, STEM Editor

October 6, 2019

Have you ever felt like you were undeserving of your accomplishments? That your achievements happened by pure luck or mistake? Afraid that others would discover you to be a “fraud” or “faker”? These are all feelings of a sensation known as impostor syndrome-- a condition described as the inability to accept one’s achievements and th...

What Does “Go Gold” Mean?

What Does “Go Gold” Mean?

Neha Shaw, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2019

In the Kingwood community, fundraisers for pediatric cancer research have been in full swing, and many students and families donated to organizations such as Addi’s Faith Foundation and the L3 Foundation. It truly is incredible to see people supporting pediatric cancer research; however, people are not always aware of how impactful their support can be.

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