The Kirkwood Call

Issues: cyberbullying

Issues: cyberbullying

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns

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 first impulse is to respond immediately. Social media dominates the way our generation communicates...

Issues: Race in college admissions

Issues: Race in college admissions

Ethan Peter, features writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

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 he could have accomplished to be accepted into these prestigious schools. Imagine the answer is...

College criteria: then vs. now

College criteria: then vs. now

Annie O'Brien, features writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Features, In Depth

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, college acceptance rates are shrinking as schools become more selective due to an increase in applica...

Time is points

Time is points

Katie Woodruff, news editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under News

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 the U.S. Though there are students who are born and develop the disorder, a student who successfully...

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