Thirteen named for Fire Academy graduation

Thirteen students will graduate from Class 84 of the KC Fire Academy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Woodruff Adult Education Center Auditorium. The KC Fire Academy is accredited by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the State Firemen and Fire Marshal’s Association and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board […]

Members wanted for KC Ranger Band

Kelly Gillit Staff writer It’s not too late to join the band. Director Glenn Wells is still looking for new members with an interest or experience in music to sign up for the KC Ranger Band, and is especially looking for students who can play percussion or tuba. Contact Glenn Wells at 903-983-8272 or email […]

KC Chorale searching for talent

ASHTON JOHNSON Co-Executive Editor As this semester takes off, the KC Chorale is still recruiting students. The Chorale is for students who love to sing and can hold a choral part. A brief audition is required to become a part of the Chorale. “Chorale students sing more frequently with orchestra than any other large university […]

Enrollment dips 5%

BRITTANI PFAU Co-Executive Editor Enrollment has decreased approximately 5 percent this semester. At the end of late registration Aug. 22, 6,026 students were enrolled, compared to 6,345 students enrolled at the same time last year. “Enrollment as a whole across the state has been trending downwards. The possible reasons we’ve talked about is that as […]

Service Fair provides volunteer opportunities

JONATHEN RUESCH Web Editor Discover ways to become involved in the community with the Service Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Devall Student Center Ballroom. The fair is free and open to all KC students, faculty and staff. “A part of Kilgore College’s curriculum (and other schools’ curriculums as well) […]

Welcome Week kicks off fall semester

ASHTON JOHNSON Co-Executive Editor The college will be hosting KC Kickoff next week. To welcome students, free drinks and Charlie’s Sno-balls will be served Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 4 and 5, in front of the Watson Library. Classes on the Kilgore campus will be canceled from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, for a […]

Ranger Alert notifies students of emergencies

KELLY GILLIT Staff Writer With all the hustle and bustle of late registration, bookstore lines and overall back-to-school preparation KC students go through before even stepping foot in their classrooms, it is important not to overlook one last step in having a safe semester: Ranger Alert. Whether a class is canceled or severe weather rolls […]

Sigma Kappa Delta receives prestigious “Ivy Chapter” distinction

BRITTANI PFAU Co-Executive editor KC’S Sigma Kappa Delta chapter has been named an “Ivy Chapter” for excellence. SKD is the national English honor society for two-year colleges. SKD was originally formed through Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society for four-year colleges. Its purpose is to recognize and honor outstanding students of English language […]

KCPD Chief remembers deadly standoff in Waco

KASI DICKERSON Executive Editor Nestled in a Central Texas field where chirping crickets replace the roar of highway traffic, a small white church stands overlooking a U-shaped white gravel driveway. It is about six minutes off of Loop 340 in Waco and its hidden location is serene with lush green grasses, blooming dandelions and draping […]

Abuse shatters family structure

KASI DICKERSON Staff Writer It comes in many forms. It lurks in the shadows behind closed doors. It is unpredictable and destructive. Child abuse is a parasite eating away at the heart of the family structure. Every 10 seconds a report of child abuse is made and more than five children die every day as […]

English instructor lives among homeless to learn the lifestyle, how he can help

KASI DICKERSON Executive Editor Sitting on a weathered bench with street grime covering his unshaven face and torn clothes, he looks out into the sea of faces walking by. As he watches, he realizes that not one person has made eye contact with him or even acknowledged him in any way. So, he tries to […]