The Kirkwood Call

Needle in a haystack

Needle in a haystack

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Chatter fills the Senior Hall as Principal Dr. Michael Havener, smiles and greets students. Hearing his phone ring, he diverts his attention to the voice on the other end of the line. The news he receives knocks the wind out of him. He asks them to repeat. Everything, the bustle of heading to class,...

The depiction of addiction

The depiction of addiction

Amelia Hurley, features writer

December 1, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Sleep deprivation, low energy and harsh mood swings are characteristics often associated with teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States saw a 2.4 percent increase for teenage opioid overdose from 2014-2015. Due to this, KHS health teachers have stressed the importance of healthy decision making from early ...

Prescription for addiction

Prescription for addiction

Jack Anderson, features writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Depth

A woman named Emily from Rochester, New York, had a doctor who prescribed her painkillers for fibromyalgia and arthritis. She grew up in an upper-class suburb and according to PBS, after taking the painkillers for years and building a physical dependency, her doctor made the decision to stop writing he...

Growing alternative recycling methods

Growing alternative recycling methods

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

Every week, families around Kirkwood roll their green recycling bins out to the curb. Every week those recyclables are loaded onto a plane and flown across the world to China where they’re processed. As China raised its restrictions on the contamination level of recyclables, Kirkwood’s recycling services...

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

Your shirt. Your shoes. Your phone. Chances are, all of these items were made in China. America even relies on China for its recycling needs. But that is about to change. According to David Biderman, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) executive director, America exports about one third of its recycling, and most of that goes to China because America d...

The ripple effect

The ripple effect

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

The City of Kirkwood introduced the possibility of suspending their curbside, single-stream recycling program due to increased contamination of loads being sent to China. However, due to opposition from the community, city officials announced they would continue to fund curbside pick up for the next 6...

20 places you can recycle within 20 minutes of St. Louis County

20 places you can recycle within 20 minutes of St. Louis County

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under In Depth

With China placing new restrictions on recycling imports from the United States, Kirkwood has announced its curbside recycling might soon be suspended  Oct. 22. 85 percent (212/250) of Kirkwood students and their families use the city’s curbside recycling services. For those who wish to continue recycling in spite of recent events, here are 20 places that accept recycling within 20 minutes of St. Louis County. ...

LAUNCH

LAUNCH

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under In Depth

A shiny pack of black ballpoint pens, some crisp looseleaf and maybe even a new backpack if mom is feeling generous. As morning alarms are dialed back from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m, items like these drop into shopping carts as a part of the annual back-to-school ritual. Similarly, KHS has done some shopping...

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