The Kirkwood Call

The fate of hate

The fate of hate

Maisie Bradley and Izzy Colón

November 18, 2018


Filed under News-Features

With colors of the rainbow flooding the street, counter protestors lined up outside of John Burroughs High School March 12 of last year. They were there for Jake Bain, a star football player who had recently come out as gay during a school assembly on National Coming Out Day. However, the Westboro Baptist...

A nation of immigrants

A nation of immigrants

Sebastian Davies-Sigmund, news writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under News-Features

Imagine this: the shouting of children in the night, babies crying for their parents as border patrol rip families apart. Inside this large detention center you are lost, scared, and concerned for your future. Outside, there are bounties of signs reading “no one is illegal on stolen land,” and “build...

Seeking help: what’s next

Seeking help: what’s next

Izzy Colón, copy editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News-Features, Top News, Top Stories

We hear the word constantly. Plastered across recent headlines and broadcasted on the 5 p.m. news: assault. Discussion of sexual assault is more prevalent now than it has ever been, but it does not just happen in high profile cases. Anyone can be sexually assaulted, even KHS students. According to Cici B...

No room for justice

No room for justice

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under News-Features

*names changed for anonymity When Sam*, KHS student, was raped he did not tell the police. He did not tell his parents. In fact, he told no one. During the last months of his eighth grade year, when most students were getting excited for the upcoming spring break, Sam was raped by his girlfriend while they were on a date. After ...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Warning signs

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Warning signs

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 1, 2018


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For most people, class parties, birthday parties and meals out with family come with happy and comforting connotations. For others like Taiye Joseph, junior, these events bring fear. “My intentions [before entering high school] weren’t to have an eating disorder,” Joseph said. “It started out because...

How to play your cards right: Don’t gamble underage

How to play your cards right: Don’t gamble underage

Sophia Masi, Pioneer yearbook managing editor

February 15, 2018


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When I interviewed a sophomore at my high school to get his opinion on underage gambling, he explained to me the basics of betting, and how prevalent it is with teens of all ages. While talking about his March Madness bracket, because of my little knowledge on bets, I asked what was the point of bet...

The good, the bad and the laptops

The good, the bad and the laptops

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under News, News-Features

    “Unable to create account at this time. Please check connection and try again later.” Some KHS students attempted to set up their KSD-issued laptops, January 11. The scene in Gina Muller’s homeroom was not exempt from the effects. Some students were bogged down with glitch...

Heroes of the hurricanes

Heroes of the hurricanes

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under News-Features

On an average day, nurse Mark Cerroni sees about 40 patients filter through Florida’s Sarasota Memorial Hospital. After Hurricane Irma ravaged his state, that number shot up to 50 per day, and his normally half-full hospital met its capacity with 600 people crowded inside the medical center. Irma, a...

Halloween jokes

Halloween jokes

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News-Features, Video

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