The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: shortened lunches and bursted bladders

Call Ed: shortened lunches and bursted bladders

September 23, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

School can be an array of feelings. Sometimes it’s long, with every minute feeling like an hour. Sometimes it’s frustrating, when a grade is less than satisfactory. However, more often than not when it’s time for passing period, school feels rushed. With a new schedule, change is inevitable, but two c...

A thank you from The Kirkwood Call staff:

A thank you from The Kirkwood Call staff:

May 7, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

art by Mikki Philippe and Tiereny Grisalano For the final issue of the year, The Kirkwood Call decided to give thanks to just a few of the many people, or groups of people, at KHS who rarely get recognition but greatly deserve it. To all those not mentioned who deserve to be: thank you. KHS wouldn’t b...

No start on the late start

No start on the late start

TKC staff

March 13, 2015


Filed under Staff Editorials

Since the 2013-2014 school year Kirkwood School District has had a late start schedule in place for days with dangerous road conditions or inclimate weather. The late start delays school one hour and all classes would be shortened. According to Thomas Williams, superintendent, the biggest factor considered fo...

Seeing though a filtered lense

Seeing though a filtered lense

TKC staff

January 31, 2015


Filed under Staff Editorials

Everyday we are on an electronic of some sort, playing games, Googling whatever comes to mind and scrolling through social media. On most of our personal devices we can do as we please with little to no restrictions. Once we enter school grounds however, everything changes. Our internet access to...

The Great Dog Debate

The Great Dog Debate

TKC Staff

December 8, 2014


Filed under Staff Editorials

New Jersey v. T.L.O. is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1985 that addressed the constitutionality of searching a public high school student after she was caught smoking marijuana. Upon searching the student, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and documentation of drug sales were found. The student was charged...

iDon’t want mandatory iPads

iDon’t want mandatory iPads

TKC staff

September 19, 2014


Filed under Staff Editorials

All students received iPad minis for educational purposes this school year. Last year, the Class of 2017 received iPads before the rest of the student body to test the value of giving every student an iPad. This year, most teachers have tried to incorporate the iPads into their daily curriculum even if...

Schedule changes in the works

Schedule changes in the works

TKC staff

February 26, 2014


Filed under Staff Editorials

Taking into consideration feedback from students, parents and teachers, the KHS administration is developing a new schedule to be implemented in the 2015-2016 school year. However, The Kirkwood Call voted 50:4 against some of the proposed alterations. From the moment school begins at 7:50 a.m., th...

Responding to the security scares

Responding to the security scares

TKC Staff

February 2, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As students hurried through their morning routines Dec. 17 in preparation for their second period exam, police were searching KHS for a shooter that turned out to be a box of lightbulbs. A KSDK employee entered KHS Jan. 16 in an effort to test the school’s security, inadvertently causing a 40-minute lock...

Hands to yourself… and words too

Hands to yourself… and words too

November 26, 2013


Filed under Staff Editorials

This issue, The Kirkwood Call staff wanted to address a topic more serious and misunderstood than homecoming, more invasive and scary than the dress code and certainly more taboo than the locked doors: sexual harassment. Staff and students alike (41% of students we surveyed) have seen harassment at KHS, and ...

What dress code?

What dress code?

TKC Staff

October 7, 2013


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

This summer, the administration modified the school dress code allowing students to wear leggings, yoga pants, muscle tank tops, spaghetti strap tank tops and shorts above finger-tip-length. These changes have made it seem there is no longer a dress code. The Kirkwood Call staff  voted 55:11 that KHS...

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