The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: The case for finals

School work stacks up for many students around finals week.

TKC Staff

February 11, 2020

Final exams have always been used in higher education to test for overall understanding of course content. But each year the testing season raises controversy. The grades on these crucial exams have the potential to significantly sway a cumulative grade that a student has earned over the course of the ...

Call Ed: Education equality

As an established community, LGBTQ+ studies deserve to be included for a non-discriminatory education. 

TKC Staff

October 4, 2019

Overlooked, ignored, excluded. Imagine going through years of school and never learning about yourself. This is the reality for LGBTQ+ students throughout the United States. As an established community, LGBTQ+ studies deserve to be included for a non-discriminatory education.  On Aug. 9, Illinois passed legislation requi...

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

art by Maggie Burton

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

Art by Grace Mennerick.

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

art by Sarah Nash

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 ...

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