The Kirkwood Call

Student journalist opinions on The New York Times anonymous op-ed

Student journalist opinions on The New York Times anonymous op-ed

Thomas Birmingham, Adler Bowman, Izzy Colón, and Bridget Killian

September 20, 2018

Many consider the anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times on Sept. 5, authored by a senior executive claiming to be part of the resistance within the Trump administration, to be unprecedented in both journalism and politics. Opinions on the ethics behind the editorial’s publication range tremendously....

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: 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: “To thine own self be true”

Call Ed: “To thine own self be true”

TKC Staff

September 29, 2016

As journalists, we love to write. We love to create. We love to paint the world how it really is: the good, the bad and the ugly. We’re here to watch students climb the highest mountains and help catch them when they fall into the deepest holes. We’ve shared remarkable stories of redemption, transit...

Call Ed: Parking problems

Call Ed: Parking problems

TKC Staff

May 14, 2016

Parking in the Dougherty Ferry lot would save Mark Mackenzie, junior, almost a half mile of walking and nearly 10 minutes every day. His first hour, AP Calculus BC, and his seventh hour, Aerospace Engineering, are both next to Dougherty Ferry. The Essex lot is nearly a quarter mile across campus. Throughout...

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...

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