Ben Editorial

This is my final issue on the KO News, and I thought I’d use my last editorial to reflect on my time at the KO News and—maybe—to give some advice. When I signed up for journalism in my freshman year, I had no idea what the KO News was. I just thought it might be […]

Read More

A conversation with Colson

by Ben Small ’19 and Lian Wolman ’19 Colson Whitehead’s novels span seemingly disparate genres. His words take readers from the horrors of slavery, to current day Central Park, to a futuristic apocalypse—transporting them with metaphors, pop-culture references, and wry humor. He encapsulates facets of the human condition in each page. Mr. Whitehead said that […]

Read More

8:30 am start: sleep on it

Have you ever had one of those mornings where everything went wrong? You hit the snooze button one too many times. You’re exhausted because last night, you were cramming for a biology test you completely forgot about. You don’t have time for breakfast—supposedly the most important meal of the day, or something. Coffee and a […]

Read More

KO: A means to an end?

As a senior, the college application process is something that has been on my mind: mountains of supplements, activity lists, standardized test scores, interviews, essays and pressure. Some of the pressure is self-imposed and some is societally-imposed. There is pressure to take the hardest classes and get good grades in them all, to assume leadership […]

Read More

Symposium Reaches New Heights

On Friday, Sept. 14, Director of Service Quality at Otis Elevator Brian Frye spoke to this year’s Symposium class, elevating students’ understanding of vertical means of transport and the culture surrounding them. The Symposium class is currently reading “The Intuitionist” by Symposium author Colson Whitehead. The novel follows the first woman of color elevator inspector: Lila […]

Read More

Bored with College Board

KO’s website boldly advertises that 90 percent of seniors choose to take at least one Advanced Placement (AP) class, from the 17 AP classes KO offers. For many KO students, these AP exams — the source of much pain, suffering, and stress — have recently come to an end. However, students are not yet free […]

Read More