The Kirkwood Call

From the Vault: Smoking area provokes controversy

KHS students sitting in the KHS smoking courtyard in 1986.

Clayton Caringer, archives staff

March 6, 2020

Original story by Joan Wilson appeared in The Call, Oct. 7, 1985 Informal surveys concerning the smoking area are aiding Principal Franklin McCallie in making a decision about whether or not it should be closed. In his surveys, McCallie asked students if they thought the area should remain open. ...

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...

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