The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: KSD, you have failed us

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.
TKC Staff October 25, 2020

Since March 13, KSD students have operated according to our district administration's decisions regarding our education in the pandemic. From the announcement of online school on March 26, to the closure...

Call Ed: Joe knows

The President has had four years to prove himself, and seven months to prevent his people from dying. He has done neither, which is why TKC firmly endorses Joseph Biden Jr. for President of the United States this November. 
TKC Staff October 22, 2020

Casting a vote is not equivalent to marriage. You’re not looking for a long-term partner, where you can afford to have the highest standards when reviewing their basic beliefs, their accomplishments...

Call Ed: Opportunity Trumps dependency

President Donald Trump is the incumbent candidate in the 2020 US presidential election.
TKC Staff October 7, 2020

Due to the relevance of this election, TKC has decided to include the dissenting staff opinion (9/65) to give all students a voice.  A representative democracy only works when the republic’s citizens...

Call Ed: Canceled

Pop culture has seen countless celebrity careers interrupted as masses of media consumers pronounce them ‘canceled.’
TKC Staff March 3, 2020

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...

Call Ed: One hit wonder

Staffers work each cycle to produce columns on thought-provoking issues, aiming to start conversations and establish diversity in opinions.
TKC Staff October 4, 2019

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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