The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: One hit wonder

Call Ed: One hit wonder

TKC Staff

October 4, 2019

Vaping is an epidemic. Schools and lawmakers are not doing enough to combat this serious problem happening right in front of them, and that needs to change.

Call Ed: Education equality

Call Ed: Education equality

TKC Staff

October 4, 2019

The LGBTQ+ community is an integral part of American society and should be included in the classroom just as several other minority groups are. Acceptance should no longer be a choice.

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

TKC Staff

March 8, 2019

As the unforgiving winter weather comes to an end, spring arrives, bringing about the annual conversation of prom. Whether it is shopping for a dress during class online, trying to find a date or planning the perfect promposal, prom is the topic of discussion for juniors and seniors at KHS. Along with ...

Call Ed: The price to protest

Call Ed: The price to protest

TKC Staff

February 8, 2019

With fists in the air and heads held high, students at KHS and across the country left their classrooms at 10:00 a.m. to honor the 17 students who died at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting March 14, 2018. Some people came with posters. Some people came with prepared speeches. Some came wi...

Call Ed: A pledge for protection

Call Ed: A pledge for protection

TKC staff

December 7, 2018

Their deaths were never supposed to happen. Tim Piazza, Pennsylvania State University, sophomore, died February 2017 after being forced to consume 18 drinks within 90 minutes to complete a fraternity hazing ritual. While intoxicated, he fell down a of flight of stairs head first, knocking him unconsciou...

Call Ed: Settling for exclusion

Call Ed: Settling for exclusion

TKC Staff

November 7, 2018

While playing on George Washington University’s women’s basketball team, Kye Allums became the first transgender female National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athlete to compete Division I basketball in 2010. Three years later, Fallon Fox, American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, became t...

Call Ed: Ranked

Call Ed: Ranked

TKC Staff

September 28, 2018

As December arrives, counselors and administrators host an annual meeting at Keating Theater for students to discuss their future. A powerpoint illuminates the auditorium as they reiterate college prerequisites, graduation and GPA requirements to the student body. Each slide brings more tension as questions...

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

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 ...

Call Ed: Resolution revolution

Call Ed: Resolution revolution

TKC Staff

February 7, 2018

About 4,000 years ago, Babylonians made promises to their gods that at the start of the new year, they would pay their debts and pledge their loyalty. If they kept their promises, the gods would reward them the following year. Now, most aren’t as serious about their resolutions as the ancient Baby...

Call Ed: All bottled up

Call Ed: All bottled up

TKC Staff

October 24, 2017

Here in Kirkwood, we are lucky to have high quality tap water that is safe for drinking, cooking and cleaning; according to the City of Kirkwood’s Annual Quality Report for 2016, there were no violations of the Department of Natural Resources’ regulations on water contaminants. If a student at KHS forgets t...

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