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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Many students start abusing substances because they do not know the negative consequences associated with drug use.

In-Depth: A dose of awareness

Sanchan Khanuja, opinions writer January 15, 2024

The counseling room is tense, the air thick with anxiety and hesitation. The counselor intently listens to the young boy across from her as he cautiously shares his story, recalling memories of his parents’...

We all know caffeine is “technically” a drug and most people are probably “addicted” to it, but it’s socially accepted, so how bad could it be?

Cracked on caffeine

Nathan Sweeney, features + in-depth editor March 6, 2022

*This piece is entirely satirical. Nothing has more power over me than caffeine. My name is Nathan, but a Starbucks employee could misspell my name as “Nksjdlqo” and spit in my drink, and I would...

This picture shows how the intake of drugs may be use because they make people seem more happy.

Photo Gallery: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Tess Hubbbard, photographer March 3, 2022

The Kirkwood Call's 8th issue drops today, Thursday, March 3 and you can pick up your copy at the Dougherty Ferry and Essex entrance before school and find it in the TKC stands around the school. Here...

Stigma around drug abuse can make it more difficult for people struggling with addiction to seek help.

Getting help

Grace Marcus, print managing editor March 1, 2022

This story discusses topics that may be difficult for some readers, including substance abuse and addiction. If you are struggling with addiction, contact a counselor or call the SAMHSA hotline at 1-800-662-HELP...

John sets aside 20 minutes each night to smoke marijuana, a habit he started when he was in eighth grade.

A day in the life: Anonymous

Megan Glasgow, features writer March 2, 2020

“If I were to explain to someone what [smoking] weed felt like, it would be like carbonated water,” John* said. “It’s fizzy. You feel kind of bubbly. You talk too much, you laugh too much....

Needle in a haystack

Needle in a haystack

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor December 4, 2018

Chatter fills the Senior Hall as Principal Dr. Michael Havener, smiles and greets students. Hearing his phone ring, he diverts his attention to the voice on the other end of the line. The news he receives...

Bonds of cheating

Bonds of cheating

Benji Wilton, sports editor August 23, 2018

For former Major League Baseball (MLB) stars such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, January is a time for waiting. Continually standing by for the ultimate recognition they believe they deserve....

The Juul in the eye of Kirkwood

The Juul in the eye of Kirkwood

Richard Pfeifer, features writer November 7, 2017

She tells the buyer to meet her in the KHS commons. She waits until she sees them, then quickly unzips her backpack and takes out the product: a vape pen and five pods to refill the pen. The student approaches...

Teen drug and alcohol use: what’s going on and what you can do about it

Teen drug and alcohol use: what’s going on and what you can do about it

Kara Rieger, photographer October 23, 2017

There is a teen drug and alcohol presentation in the Keating theatre 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Students are encouraged to attend the event with their families, and the presentation is sponsored...

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,...

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