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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Over 100 billion garments of clothing are produced and sold each year, with 92 tons of this clothing ending up in a landfill within a year.

What’s the rush?

Anna Dalziel, features writer February 1, 2023

Patchwork denim, corset-style tops, printed jeans, micro mini skirts, sweater vests, cut out tops, trucker hats, parachute pants. New trends surface weekly; it is rare they last more than a few months...

At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo they are working to help show what scientists are calling a ‘possible sixth mass extinction.’

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and KHS work with new programs to help the environment

Ethan Peter, Maddie Meyers, and Emma Lingo November 22, 2019

A small pod of kindergarteners press their faces against the tank and stare intently. Inside, fish swim lazily through the murky water. It is 11 a.m. Suddenly, the kindergarteners gasp, then scream...

Strikers hold a large sign that reads STL Climate Strike.

Photo gallery: Global Youth Strike for Climate

Audrey Berns and Sarah Nash March 27, 2019

The youth of St. Louis gathered around the Old Courthouse Friday March 15, joining millions of others around the world to protest the government's lack of concern for the environment.  The strike was...

Issues: Threats to the ocean

Issues: Threats to the ocean

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.

Image courtesy of Google under the Creative Commons License

Ways to be environmentally friendly

Lydia Cohen, web staff October 5, 2018

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...

“The average American should expect the cost of recycling collection to go up,” Biderman said. “It’s going to go up more on the coast than in the middle of the country, but it’s going to go up in both places.”

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor September 20, 2018

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,...

The ripple effect

The ripple effect

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor September 19, 2018

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...

photo courtesy of Google under the Creative Commons license

Earth Day in Kirkwood

Zack Deutschmann, Writer May 21, 2018

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...

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

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...

Trash cant

Trash can’t

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer March 16, 2018

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...

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