The Kirkwood Call

Searching for solutions

Searching for solutions

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

March 25, 2019


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According to the KSD Achievement Gap Task Force’s website, the committee attempts to ensure equity from students learning how to count on their fingers to students counting down the days until graduation. Here are three systematic policy changes that will most closely effect KHS students: Diversifying Staff...

Handling our history

Handling our history

Ethan Peter, features writer

March 25, 2019


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Since 1990, there have been three district task force committees dedicated to closing KSD’s achievement gap. Yet on Feb. 11, 2019, Dr. Bryan Painter stood before KSD staff and shared Kirkwood’s continued racial and economic disparities on the End Of Course (EOC) and Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. While 88 percent of white students were ...

Gauging the gap

Gauging the gap

Jack Anderson and Jack Rintoul

March 17, 2019


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As the deafening noise of the halftime buzzer sounds, Samaya Trawick, junior and varsity cheerleader, leaps into place before her team begins their routine. At this moment, she feels a part of something. But for Trawick, that is not always the case at KHS. Taking both AP and honors courses over the...

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018


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TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

Needle in a haystack

Needle in a haystack

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

December 4, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

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