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Call Ed: Working through the summer

Call Ed: Working through the summer

TKC Staff
May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As the clocks wind down to 12 p.m. on May 24, the freedom-seeking energy of sleep-deprived students rises from classrooms around KHS. They pound their fists, sore from essay writing, on their desks, chanting, “Summer. Summer. Summer. Summer.” As voices grow louder and louder, raspy from one Span...

Call Ed: Coded

Call Ed: Coded

TKC Staff
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

In the state of Missouri, citizens are allowed to open Italian restaurants. Not shocking. In the city of Kirkwood, Kirkwood residents are allowed to build treehouses in their backyards. No surprise there, either. At KHS, students are allowed to wear tank tops of any strap width and shorts shorter than f...

Call Ed: shirts off for equality

Call Ed: shirts off for equality

TKC Staff
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

According to the founders of Atlantic City, the 42 arrested men were “gorillas.” In front of women and children, they were hauled off the beaches and fined for their unthinkable crime: indecent exposure. Their actions seem inconsiderate, twisted and disgusting. Yet, nearly every living male in th...

Call Ed: Endorsing a future with promise

Call Ed: Endorsing a future with promise

TKC Staff
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

“Well, at least she’s not Trump.” Those were the first sentences spoken in each of our editorial discussions on this topic, as if he was some sort of boogeyman whose very name alone should elicit discomfort. What would normally be a ridiculous reason to choose a presidential candidate — the simpl...

Call Ed: Sinking under the pressure

Call Ed: Sinking under the pressure

TKC Staff
October 17, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

Our editorials are the one spot in our magazine where we, as a staff, collectively take a stance on an issue, and publish our response. Often, our Call Editorials are critical of our school or a nationwide problem. Rarely do we stop and recognize anyone, especially the administration, for something positive. However,...

Call Ed: “To thine own self be true”

Call Ed: “To thine own self be true”

TKC Staff
September 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As journalists, we love to write. We love to create. We love to paint the world how it really is: the good, the bad and the ugly. We’re here to watch students climb the highest mountains and help catch them when they fall into the deepest holes. We’ve shared remarkable stories of redemption, transit...

Call Ed: Parking problems

Call Ed: Parking problems

TKC Staff
May 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

Parking in the Dougherty Ferry lot would save Mark Mackenzie, junior, almost a half mile of walking and nearly 10 minutes every day. His first hour, AP Calculus BC, and his seventh hour, Aerospace Engineering, are both next to Dougherty Ferry. The Essex lot is nearly a quarter mile across campus. Throughout...

Call Ed: Breaking ranks

Call Ed: Breaking ranks

TKC Staff
May 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

One or two honest mistakes can drop an A to a B. In the eyes of high-achieving students, the likelihood of recovering from a low test grade is next to none. Honestly, they aren’t completely wrong. In order to maintain high grades in honors and AP classes, each student has to avoid slip-ups. And, anyone w...

Call Ed: Here comes the (artificial) sun

Call Ed: Here comes the (artificial) sun

TKC Staff
March 22, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

At KHS, 12 percent (32/262) of KHS students have engaged in an activity The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) puts into its highest cancer risk category -- sharing the same categorization as hazardous substances like plutonium and some types of radium. An...

Call Ed: Less money, more problems

Call Ed: Less money, more problems

TKC Staff
February 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

When something with the slogan “Keep Kirkwood Great” is voted down by the community, does it make that community decidedly less great? Well, no, but it increases class sizes, leaves KHS with a $4 million deficit ($1 million to still cut) and leaves 25 teachers, 23 support staff members a...

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