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Call Ed: A pledge for protection

Call Ed: A pledge for protection

TKC staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

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


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 ...

Call Ed: Resolution revolution

Call Ed: Resolution revolution

TKC Staff

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Showcase, Staff Editorials

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...

Call Ed: Speech shutdown

Call Ed: Speech shutdown

TKC Staff

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

The number one breeding ground for high school drama isn’t the cafeteria, the library or the commons. It’s social media. Most rational high schoolers won’t post discriminatory posts or bullying attempts on their Instagram feed or Snapchat story, but with the option of private messages, some students...

Call Ed: Working through the summer

Call Ed: Working through the summer

TKC Staff

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As the clocks wind down to 12 p.m. on May 24, the freedom-seeking energy of sleep-deprived students rises from classrooms around KHS. They pound their fists, sore from essay writing, on their desks, chanting, “Summer. Summer. Summer. Summer.” As voices grow louder and louder, raspy from one Span...

Call Ed: Coded

Call Ed: Coded

TKC Staff

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

In the state of Missouri, citizens are allowed to open Italian restaurants. Not shocking. In the city of Kirkwood, Kirkwood residents are allowed to build treehouses in their backyards. No surprise there, either. At KHS, students are allowed to wear tank tops of any strap width and shorts shorter than f...

Call Ed: shirts off for equality

Call Ed: shirts off for equality

TKC Staff

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

According to the founders of Atlantic City, the 42 arrested men were “gorillas.” In front of women and children, they were hauled off the beaches and fined for their unthinkable crime: indecent exposure. Their actions seem inconsiderate, twisted and disgusting. Yet, nearly every living male in th...

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