Coronavirus silver lining: colleges go test-optional

In light of the recent developments of the coronavirus pandemic, some universities and colleges have decided to change their policies and become test-optional institutions. While some of these schools have said that this change is only temporary, others have noted that there’s a strong possibility of remaining test-optional over the next few years.  Currently, students […]

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States reopening too soon

Forty-two states have been closely monitoring their citizens, enforcing strict stay-at-home orders. However, even as the number of infections in the United States passes one million, some states have become worryingly relaxed, lifting many restrictions in an effort to save their economies. These states include Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Alaska, Minnesota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, […]

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Students can opt into English classes

Over the past few months, the English department at KO has made changes to the student placement process for the next school year. Previously, the department had used a teacher-placement model but is now switching to a student-decision model in hopes that students can recognize their needs for an English class and choose accordingly. English […]

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A path to the presidency

As the Democratic primaries begin to pick up steam, the political and media focus on President Trump’s impeachment has waned. As a result, much of the pressure on the president and his reelection campaign has been levied, with many claiming that a Trump victory in November is now inevitable. However, as the smoke begins to […]

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The high price tag of fast fashion

Over the past 30 years, fast fashion has become a global force to be reckoned with. Companies like Zara and H&M have overtaken pre-existing companies such as Gap and Levi’s in terms of revenue, reaching almost 30 billion dollars in 2018. However, fast fashion comes at a high price. The industry detrimentally affects the environment […]

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