The Kirkwood Call

School with a 504 plan

Sarah Thaman can find it difficult to focus on tests.

Ethan Peter, web editor

February 24, 2020

A test packet lays on senior Sarah Thaman’s desk. So does a ZipGrade answer sheet. Rows and rows of circles. Pencil in hand, she slowly shades in a circle beside question one. Then question two. Question three. Question five and she glances up to see a room full of desks and students; above them,...

Trying to study with ADHD

art by Mary Grace Heartlein

Mary Grace Heartlein, artist

December 10, 2018

Studying for anyone can be difficult, but with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) it can seem near impossible. Here is a look into the mind of a student with ADHD.

Chill pill

Chill pill

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer

April 13, 2017

While she played guitar amongst her fellow band members, war was being waged between the opposing chemicals in her body. For Bridgett Field, junior, life is a fight between the two different medications on her kitchen table. Every day, Bridgett takes 72mg of Concerta, a medication used to treat At...

A new lease on learning

A new lease on learning

Holden Foreman, web editor

April 13, 2017

Erving Goffman, Canadian-American sociologist and writer, determined three targets of stigma: overt or external deformities, known deviations in personal traits and “tribal” affiliations. Yet, according to 53 percent of students (110/206), prescription medication usage is also stigmatized in American...

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

There’s No Cube Like Rubik’s

There's No Cube Like Rubik's

Olivia Rekittke, features writer

November 21, 2014

To David Shengelia, Disney World meant the beginning of a newfound hobby. Shengelia, sophomore, bought his first Rubik’s Cube at a store in Disney World when he was in seventh grade and has not put it down since. He owns 15 different sized, colored and shaped Rubik’s Cubes and said he has solved them ...

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