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Call Ed: One hit wonder

Call Ed: One hit wonder

TKC Staff

October 4, 2019

Vaping is an epidemic. Schools and lawmakers are not doing enough to combat this serious problem happening right in front of them, and that needs to change.

Call Ed: Education equality

Call Ed: Education equality

TKC Staff

October 4, 2019

The LGBTQ+ community is an integral part of American society and should be included in the classroom just as several other minority groups are. Acceptance should no longer be a choice.

Call Ed: All bottled up

Call Ed: All bottled up

TKC Staff

October 24, 2017

Here in Kirkwood, we are lucky to have high quality tap water that is safe for drinking, cooking and cleaning; according to the City of Kirkwood’s Annual Quality Report for 2016, there were no violations of the Department of Natural Resources’ regulations on water contaminants. If a student at KHS forgets t...

Call Ed: Speech shutdown

Call Ed: Speech shutdown

TKC Staff

September 29, 2017

The number one breeding ground for high school drama isn’t the cafeteria, the library or the commons. It’s social media. Most rational high schoolers won’t post discriminatory posts or bullying attempts on their Instagram feed or Snapchat story, but with the option of private messages, some students...

Call Ed: Coded

Call Ed: Coded

TKC Staff

February 28, 2017

In the state of Missouri, citizens are allowed to open Italian restaurants. Not shocking. In the city of Kirkwood, Kirkwood residents are allowed to build treehouses in their backyards. No surprise there, either. At KHS, students are allowed to wear tank tops of any strap width and shorts shorter than f...

Call Ed: shirts off for equality

Call Ed: shirts off for equality

TKC Staff

December 5, 2016

According to the founders of Atlantic City, the 42 arrested men were “gorillas.” In front of women and children, they were hauled off the beaches and fined for their unthinkable crime: indecent exposure. Their actions seem inconsiderate, twisted and disgusting. Yet, nearly every living male in th...

Call Ed: Endorsing a future with promise

Call Ed: Endorsing a future with promise

TKC Staff

November 7, 2016

“Well, at least she’s not Trump.” Those were the first sentences spoken in each of our editorial discussions on this topic, as if he was some sort of boogeyman whose very name alone should elicit discomfort. What would normally be a ridiculous reason to choose a presidential candidate — the simpl...

Call Ed: Breaking ranks

Call Ed: Breaking ranks

TKC Staff

May 9, 2016

One or two honest mistakes can drop an A to a B. In the eyes of high-achieving students, the likelihood of recovering from a low test grade is next to none. Honestly, they aren’t completely wrong. In order to maintain high grades in honors and AP classes, each student has to avoid slip-ups. And, anyone w...

Call Ed: shortened lunches and bursted bladders

Call Ed: shortened lunches and bursted bladders

September 23, 2015

School can be an array of feelings. Sometimes it’s long, with every minute feeling like an hour. Sometimes it’s frustrating, when a grade is less than satisfactory. However, more often than not when it’s time for passing period, school feels rushed. With a new schedule, change is inevitable, but two c...

The Great Dog Debate

The Great Dog Debate

TKC Staff

December 8, 2014

New Jersey v. T.L.O. is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1985 that addressed the constitutionality of searching a public high school student after she was caught smoking marijuana. Upon searching the student, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and documentation of drug sales were found. The student was charged...

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