The Kirkwood Call

Half of my energy wasted on random knowledge

Half of my energy wasted on random knowledge

Grace Klebe, entertainment writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under In Depth

After a week full of front-loading, tests, quizzes and due dates for many KHS students, a relaxing four-day weekend with no homework was enjoyed. KHS has decided to test the weekends of February 16 and March 9 as no homework weekends, instructing the faculty to restrain from assigning work over the time...

The one percent

The one percent

Bridget Snider, print managing editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Features, In Depth, Issue 5

Of over 150 KHS teachers, administrators and staff, only two are African-Americans who teach full-time. And although more part-time teachers, administrators and support staff add to the small percentage of African-American faculty at KHS, Santee Nixon, business teacher, remains part of the 1 percent. ...

What did you do over the no homework weekend?

What did you do over the no homework weekend?

Adler Bowman, features editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, In Depth

Every student had the opportunity to experience four days without any school-related obligations during the weekend of Feb. 16. According to Dr. Michael Havener, principal, the concept of the no homework weekend arose from the increasingly high amount of stress teenagers face daily. TKC interviewed stu...

Smashing the glass ceiling: Najma Omar

Smashing the glass ceiling: Najma Omar

Claire Boysen, features editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under In Depth

“There might have been a Muslim president. There might have been a black president. There might have been a girl president. But I’m the first combination of all three.” She sits in the front of the room, smiling and greeting everyone as they file in. Today, they are signing thank you notes for ...

Q&A: Three KHS coaches and sexual harassment

Q&A: Three KHS coaches and sexual harassment

Maddie Hawes, web editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under In Depth

TKC held a roundtable interview with four KHS coaches about the sexual harassment climate they see at KHS.               TKC: From a health teacher’s perspective, how have you changed your topics in class along with the national ev...

A teacher that looks like me

A teacher that looks like me

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions

April 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, In Depth, Issue 5, Opinions

    I have been going to KHS for three years now, and for me finding a black teacher is like winning the lottery, especially if they teach a class you like. Now hear me out, white teachers bring a lot of things to the table, but as a black student when I sit in class I always feel a divide. I...

Mind games

Mind games

Megan Cleveland, features writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under In Depth

She sits across the room and watches as her student trembles in their chair. Long sleeves cover the students scarred arms and the talk of suicide consumes the room. For Ceci Bodet, education support counselor, this is just one of the many conversations she hears at KHS. Bodet works for a school based...

Does homework work?

Does homework work?

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth

The sounds of celebration erupted from the group sitting in the crowded restaurant, but her brown eyes remained fixated on the paper in front of her. Esperanza Aguilar, junior, was surrounded by family one evening while out for dinner, but her mind persistently took her back to her current studies: math...

Trash can’t

Trash can’t

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Some would say the “recycling bin” of KHS seems to be half full. I would ask, is the recycling even being recycled? On a dreary Monday night this January, a custodian in the history building openly dumped the contents of the little blue recycling bin into the gray landfill on wheels. She said...

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