The Kirkwood Call

Issues: Threats to the ocean

Issues: Threats to the ocean

Sarah Nash, Grace Carroll, and Tatum Shore-Fitzgerald

October 26, 2018


Filed under Art

In this art spread, TKC art staffers aimed to highlight various issues surrounding our world's oceans.  Threats to marine life include waste pollution, ocean acidity, oil spills and more....

Ways to be environmentally friendly

Ways to be environmentally friendly

Lydia Cohen, web staff

October 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Students file into room SC 106 each day with the hopes of doing the little bit they can to help improve KHS’ impact upon the Earth. In the environmental sustainability class, students attempt to reduce trash, waste and the carbon footprint left by the school. “[Being environmentally friendly] is impor...

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Your shirt. Your shoes. Your phone. Chances are, all of these items were made in China. America even relies on China for its recycling needs. But that is about to change. According to David Biderman, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) executive director, America exports about one third of its recycling, and most of that goes to China because America d...

The ripple effect

The ripple effect

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

The City of Kirkwood introduced the possibility of suspending their curbside, single-stream recycling program due to increased contamination of loads being sent to China. However, due to opposition from the community, city officials announced they would continue to fund curbside pick up for the next 6...

Earth Day in Kirkwood

Earth Day in Kirkwood

Zack Deutschmann, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under 2018 New Staff Stories

Imagine a world where the sky is always grey and the grass is always a dark brown. Imagine never having sunshine that brings warmth inside your house. Imagine never getting to breathe the clean air and feeling refreshed after each breath. All around the world, people celebrated the 48th Earth Day, on Sunday, April 22. Earth Day...

The Environment Sucks and Why You Should be Killing It

The Environment Sucks and Why You Should be Killing It

Jack Bugee, opinions writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

I’ve been meaning to get something off my chest for a while. Seeing everybody talking about saving the environment has started to really grind my gears. It’s insane how far some go to protect something so fleeting. Since the human race has been beating rocks together  we’ve been on a conquest to...

Trash can’t

Trash can’t

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Some would say the “recycling bin” of KHS seems to be half full. I would ask, is the recycling even being recycled? On a dreary Monday night this January, a custodian in the history building openly dumped the contents of the little blue recycling bin into the gray landfill on wheels. She said...

Trash can

Trash can

Will Drury, Parsnip Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Christmas came late for KHS students this year. Just a few weeks ago, every rosy-cheeked and acne-speckled high schooler was greeted with an overabundance of gifts from KSD, including a brand new laptop, case and charger wrapped up in a neat cardboard box and plastic wrapping. While most children greedily...

Let’s talk dirty

Let’s talk dirty

Will Drury, Parsnip Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The day I found an entire, unopened, king-size Kit-Kat bar in the trash was the day I realized we had a problem. After roughly an hour digging through the hazardous waste dump that is KHS’s trash, I found it lying helpless in a puddle of lumpy yogurt and rotting orange peels, discarded by a no-doubt ...

WATN: Tom Vogl

WATN: Tom Vogl

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features

The average height of an adult maple tree is 70 feet. As one of the most commonly found trees in North America, the maple towers over humans. However, these trees did not start that large. Just like humans, trees have to mature and grow to get where they are today. For Tom Vogl, 1985 KHS graduate, hi...

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