Popular AP Classes by the Numbers

by Braeden Rose AP, or Advanced Placement, has been offered by the College Board for more than 50 years, following concerns that high-achieving students were wasting their first years at college learning material that they had already learned before. The original idea was for students to take a class with a standardized curriculum, and colleges […]

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Banning Bugs Out Over Caterpillars

by Braeden Rose ’21 Most people tend to have a hobby such as taking photographs, collecting baseball cards, hiking, dancing, cooking, painting, playing video games, writing, playing a sport, playing an instrument, or shopping. None of those really seemed to strike a chord with sophomore Evan Banning. Instead, he likes something a bit more uncommon […]

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Improve KO grading

In this opinion piece, I’m going to argue for two specific changes to the way KO does grading, and refer to them collectively as “grading reform.” The two changes are: getting rid of letter-based grades and replacing them with number grades, and having teacher gradebooks be accessible to students at all times on a KO […]

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R. Kelly and Attorney-Client Privilege

We need to have a discussion about Privilege. No, not that privilege. I mean we can certainly have a conversation about it, but in this case, I’m referring to another type of privilege: Attorney-Client Privilege. Surely most people have heard about this, whether they’ve watched a legal drama before or something or other, but for […]

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Isabelle Rome: World Traveler

Sophomore Isabelle Rome has been traveling the world for as long as she can remember. She has sailed through the canals of Venice, skied the picturesque Alps of Switzerland, ridden a camel across the Arabian desert, and swam in the natural springs of Iceland. Isabelle’s first travel experience was when she was only 3 months […]

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New Doctor in Town!

Kingswood Oxford has a new name on campus! No, not a new student. Nor a new staff member. Recently, English teacher Heather Wayne completed her defense of her dissertation, finishing the final step in a seven-year-long process to  obtain her PhD in English. Dr. Wayne has always enjoyed English, even at a young age.. “I […]

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Senior profiles- Jacqueline Dugan

Senior Jacqueline Dugan has been an imperative member of the KO News with amazing Arts articles and we wish her well as she graduates! Jackie has been on the KO News since her junior year, after taking journalism. English had always been one of her favorite subjects, so she thought she should pursue that interest even […]

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Senior profile- Sean James

As graduation nears, the KO News staff must reconcile with the fact that many of our beloved seniors will soon be gone from the paper, including sports writer senior Sean James.Sean has been working in the KO News for three years, ever since his sophomore year. He’s currently an Associate Editor for Sports. His interest […]

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