The Kirkwood Call

Credits where credits are due

Maddie Stradal

September 27, 2010

Filed under Opinions

When incoming freshmen start signing up for classes at the end of eighth grade, they have a lot of choices to make. Decisions about honors classes, academic support and which credits to complete race around their heads. Another matter forefront on the minds of many is gym credits, which are necessary...

Kirkwood Park renovations seem foolish during the recession

Aubrey Beltran

September 25, 2010

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Bad news for trout fishermen: no cold-weather fishing in Kirkwood this year. Bad news for the rest of us: the pond rehabilitation project keeping them away from their trout-y passion is costing the City of Kirkwood $600,000 so far. It seems in these circumstances a bill approving a “face-lift”...

Bumper stickers: classy

Jimmy McHugh

September 24, 2010

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As people drive around in their flashy cars, it can get quite stale trailing an unattractive vehicle. The solution lies in the hands of bumper stickers. Without them, each car will seem the same across the road, from bumper to bumper. It is commonly said these stickers add a trashy look to a car,...

Bumper stickers: trashy

Kevin Bedford

September 24, 2010

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Imagine every time you have looked at a bad tattoo. The artistry will always cause you to take a second look, and yes, that is a dragon with a flaming guitar on that lady’s face.  But something that makes me cringe even more than the fluorescent lime green smiley face on that girl in your gym class’...

A mosque is a place of worship, not war

September 24, 2010

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A proposal to build an Islamic community center two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City has created a polarizing debate from coast to coast on whether this is appropriate. The staff of The Kirkwood Call voted 31 to 15 that the liberties endowed by the First Amendment overrule the controversy surro...

Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants

Johnny Frohlichstein

September 22, 2010

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Please don’t be alarmed when I tell you that you’re currently reading an article written by a pair of pants. You might remember me. A few weeks ago, that attractive Call writer named Johnny Frohlichstein wore me. One might say I’m incredibly stylish. I’m tight-fitting, hi-lighter yellow and black, plaid and absolutely glamorous. Oh, and I ha...

Leggings are no more

Maddy Ford

September 17, 2010

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 Students of KHS, I would like to inform you that the crisis is over: the reign of leggings is no more. In the latest edition of the KHS student-parent handbook, everything seemed to be the same as always: don’t be violent, don’t be late, don’t be obnoxious. But on page 49, a rule has change...

Be the change you wish to see

Maggie Hallam

September 15, 2010

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It’s a problem that affects all genders. It’s a problem that affects all races. It’s a problem that affects all classes. It’s teen dating abuse, and it has no rules or regulations. Over the summer I went to a high school journalism camp (HSJI) at Indiana University. All the HSJI newspaper...

Lost in translation? “I-C-H-S”statue raises questions

Aubrey Beltran, Kevin Bedford, Maddy Ford, Claire Salzman, Jimmy McHugh

September 14, 2010

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Dedicated Sept. 2 as part of the new “Pioneer Circle” outside the varisty gym, the “KHS” statue has left most students quite confused. Five staff writers gathered to have a serious (ish) discussion and wonder why the statue reads “I-C-H-S” when the actual name of the high school is Kirkwood. ...

Letter to readers of The Call

Devan Coggan and Maggie Hallam

August 13, 2010

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Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year, and welcome to another year of The Kirkwood Call. As you may have noticed, The Kirkwood Call flag for this issue is designed around the World Cup. We wanted to pay tribute to the first day of school theme organized by the class of 2011 and help kick off the scho...

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