The Kirkwood Call

Ivy and thorns

For four years, students work long days and sleep short nights just for the chance to receive that email with “Congratulations!” in the title. But despite the hype, Ivy League colleges might not be all they’re cracked up to be.

Liam Jackson, associate editor

April 1, 2020

“What college are you going to?” I, like the rest of my fellow seniors, have been asked this quite a bit over the past months. For some, the answer is easy. They’ve known for months. For others, they’re pretty-sure-but-not-actually-for-sure attending that school in Oklahoma you Googled later because you’d ne...

Smile, you’re on transcript

Many students devote their high school years to meeting the requirements for college, only to find another four years waiting for them once theyve been accepted.

Megan Glasgow, Features writer

October 27, 2019

Whether or not you’re trying to secure a spot at an Ivy League, your college stakes are high. Find out the effects of this excessive pressure on students.

How to: college

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

March 4, 2019

Have you started thinking about college yet? TKC sat down with a college counselor and Adler Bowman, KHS senior, to ask about the application process and advice they have for other students. Thinking about the college application process can seem overwhelming, listen to this podcast to hear the breakd...

Issues: Race in college admissions

art by Thora Pearson

Ethan Peter, features writer

October 26, 2018

Imagine on Ivy Day, the day the eight Ivy League schools announce their admission decisions, a valedictorian and varsity captain with a perfect ACT score is rejected. Imagine he is left asking what else he could have accomplished to be accepted into these prestigious schools. Imagine the answer is...

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