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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

College preparations can look like a variety of different activities.

College preparations

Anna Kaiser, entertainment writer January 18, 2023

The stress of college preparations and applications can be overwhelming for many. As the year continues to get closer to the end, seniors are starting to look at what they need to be doing. For Emme Bailey,...

After the COVID-19 pandemic affected standardized testing opportunities, a permanent future with test-optional college applications is possible.

In-depth: A test-optional future

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor January 6, 2022

After three hours of staring at the tiny bubbles on a Scantron sheet, even a good student can start to go cross-eyed. Taking the ACT or SAT is a time-consuming process, especially for those taking tutoring...

From left to right: Ellie Nash, Mary Ralston, Cooper Wise, Meredith Lang, Eli Boshara

“Congratulations”—Five KHS seniors who got into elite universities

Ethan Peter, features writer May 15, 2019

Kirkwood’s towering trees were an array of red, orange and yellow hues when Mary Ralston, senior, completed her college applications. Yet when those leaves turned brown, shriveling and drifting down...

Cyberbullies who hide behind a screen dont see the emotional response of their target.

Issues: cyberbullying

Catherine Butler, opinions writer November 29, 2018

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our...

art by Thora Pearson

Issues: Race in college admissions

Ethan Peter, features writer October 26, 2018

Imagine on Ivy Day, the day the eight Ivy League schools announce their admission decisions, a valedictorian and varsity captain with a perfect ACT score is rejected. Imagine he is left asking what else...

Claire Hubert, center and 2015 alumnus and sophomore at University of California-Los Angeles, gets her picture taken with her parents Tony and Melanie Hubert on parents weekend. Claire was always competitive in high school, so she thought it natural for her to apply to the most competitive of colleges. “UCLA was my dream since I was eleven and I wasn’t sure if I would get in, so I was looking at other schools that were the same academic caliber,” Hubert said. ” I knew I wanted to go somewhere academically challenging and I think I got caught up in admissions rates and the competitiveness of schools.”

College criteria: then vs. now

Annie O'Brien, features writer October 6, 2016

Since 2005, Northwestern University’s acceptance rate dropped from 33 percent to 10.7 percent and Vanderbilt University’s plummeted from 40 percent to a staggering 10.4 percent. Across the country,...

Time is points

Time is points

Katie Woodruff, news editor March 23, 2016

One simple diagnosis can help students to get extra time on standardized tests, quizzes and other school work. According to NBC News, standardized testing has increased the amount of ADHD diagnoses in...

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