The Kirkwood Call

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

November 6, 2019

74% of KHS students know someone who has struggled or is struggling with addiction. Substance Abuse Disorder affects many, and Kevin Mullane was one of those who suffered from it.

Prescription for addiction

Prescription for addiction

Jack Anderson, features writer

November 30, 2018

A woman named Emily from Rochester, New York, had a doctor who prescribed her painkillers for fibromyalgia and arthritis. She grew up in an upper-class suburb and according to PBS, after taking the painkillers for years and building a physical dependency, her doctor made the decision to stop writing he...

Caffeine

Grace Klebe, news editor

October 22, 2018

Twelve. She has had 12 cups of coffee a week since 7th grade. She buys the beans from Starbucks and grinds them at home. She drinks it completely black. For Emma Roberts, junior, consuming this much caffeine is a normal routine. “I love coffee,” Roberts said. “That’s one of the first thing...

Nicotine

Nicotine

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

October 22, 2018

Claire* picked up a Juul for the first time at the beginning of her sophomore year. She took one hit in the school bathroom for fun, and moved on. As the month went on, Claire ended up in more social situations where she had easy access to a Juul. Eventually, she found herself desperately craving the bu...

Don’t Over Feed

Don’t Over Feed

Sierra Acker, opinions

May 12, 2015

A phone requires little maintenance. You only really need to check it a few times a day to make sure it’s alive. I suggest you don’t give it water. But the biggest problem in taking care of a phone is overfeeding. I spend hours a day mindlessly scrolling through my social media feed. Most of the...

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