The Kirkwood Call

An unplanned controversy, 30 years ago

In 1990, The Kirkwood Call came under fire for a controversial advertisement.

Clayton Caringer, archives staffer

March 3, 2020

Kirkwood High School is no stranger to controversy. It’s not every day that it makes the national news. But in autumn, 1990, that was not the case. In fact, the controversy at the time was so large that Franklin McCallie, former principal of KHS, said he could write an entire book about it. “We...

HB 126: A timeline of the abortion bill

A protestor gives a passionate speech at the STLPSA march.

Emma Lingo and Bismah Syed

August 16, 2019

The day after KHS shut its doors for summer, Governor Michael Parson (R-MO) signed House Bill 126 (HB 126) into law; Then Missouri championed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

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