The Kirkwood Call

Branding racism

Branding racism

Logan Crews, opinions editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Welcome to America. The land of a patchwork population made up of a diverse, unique people. But in case you didn’t know, the United States hasn’t had the best track record with being culturally sensitive. We call ourselves the “great melting pot,” yet time and time again, minorities are marg...

The rest is [valuable] history

The rest is [valuable] history

Maisie Bradley, public relations editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As he held the door open, I noticed the tie as quirky as his grin and heard him say, “Welcome to my world.” When I looked around the room and saw a stack of colorful hats and a globe painted on the back wall, it became clear to me that this wasn’t going to be like any other class I’d ever take...

The importance of IQ

The importance of IQ

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Opinions

After a crushing load of AP Lang work combined with math, biology and everything else, I feel the need to relax my brain by watching TV. I walk into the family room to witness CNN break down the Republican comments on the “complete hoax” that is global warming. I quickly change the station and see a breakdown of the 22 major injuries suffered in the NF...

Time for change

Time for change

Ally Ortmann, features writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Opinions, Top Stories

When I was in fifth grade, all I wanted to be was a high schooler. I fell within the High School Musical generation, where high school was about discovering who you are and who you want to be. Every Friday night I’d sit in the KHS bleachers. I felt the bright gymnasium lights on my face, I smelled po...

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions

I remember the day Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. I remember going to school and seeing students crying, complaining and overall feeling like everyone was walking around with a storm cloud over their heads. I remember in every one of my classes someone talking nega...

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

KHS student

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Health + Wellness, Showcase

Since early 2017, many things in my life have started fading away: my closest friend, my hobbies, my motivation. With school ramping up and nothing good coming out of it, I hit a real rough patch and started to let all these things fall by the wayside in an attempt to be a person I thought would app...

Overhyping snow days

Overhyping snow days

Jack Rittendale, features writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions

If you’ve ever met me, you would know I hate winter. But it isn’t just the cold weather that I have an aversion to, it’s how people act. Particularly on the subject of snow days. Whenever winter brings about flurries (whether a dusting or a full scale blizzard), people take to social media to ove...

We are getting a bit rusty

We are getting a bit rusty

Carter Philipp, opinions writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

All humans had to contribute to society when we were hunter-gatherers. But humans today are incredibly smart and lazy. And since the day we came to be, we have been working toward lessening the maximum effort required to be a contributing member of society. It began with tools, to sticks, to plows, to t...

Using the restroom in peace

Using the restroom in peace

Logan Crews, opinions editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I didn’t realize how much of a luxury it was to pee in public until I no longer felt safe in a binary bathroom. Even though my body didn’t physically change when I came out as transgender, I no longer feel welcome in women’s restrooms. Even though my mind is male through and through, I’m not ...

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

TKC Staff

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

When Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, established two upcoming no-homework weekends, students and teachers responded loudly. The trial came from an effort to release pressure on students so their mental health doesn’t suffer. The debate about how much is too much for high school students to handle is ...

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