The Kirkwood Call

The struggles of school safety

The struggles of school safety

Kate Hennessey and Wolfgang Frick

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features

There have been 25 fatal school shootings in America since 1999. According to statistics included in the 2001 U.S. Digest of Education, 26,407 public high schools and 10,693 private high schools exist in the United States. This statistic fuels the thoughts of millions of Americans who send their chi...

Time for change

Time for change

Ally Ortmann, features writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Opinions, Top Stories

When I was in fifth grade, all I wanted to be was a high schooler. I fell within the High School Musical generation, where high school was about discovering who you are and who you want to be. Every Friday night I’d sit in the KHS bleachers. I felt the bright gymnasium lights on my face, I smelled po...

VoK: Mass shootings

VoK: Mass shootings

Claire Boysen, features editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

TKC asked KHS students about how they felt after hearing about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. photo by Claire Boysen “Of course I was sad," Abigail Dowell, sophomore said. "I don't know how else to feel. I definitely think it's very sad that the parents had to get that call about the kids and it was probably ve...

Map of school shootings since Columbine

Map of school shootings since Columbine

Emma Lingo, news-features

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This map displays all of the school shootings that have happened since the Columbine shooting that took place on April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colo. There have been 129 so far. Key Red- mass school shootings where more than four people killed Purple- school shootings where 1-3 people were killed Blue- sch...

Greed behind the gun

Greed behind the gun

Maddie Hawes, features writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

My initial reaction to the statement was shock. Had there really been a school shooting near my old home? I heard later that night that the victimized school was an elementary school in Townville, S.C., about 20 minutes from where I used to live. No one I knew was affected, but the sickening feeling...

The right to bear arms

The right to bear arms

Katie Woodruff, news editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under News

According to USA Today, the U.S. has experienced 200 mass shootings in the past nine years, and they occur more than the government reports. Seventy-seven percent of mass killings in the U.S. were caused by guns, and nearly one-third of the victims were under the age of 18. The federal government is tr...

Call ed: out of (gun) control

Call ed: out of (gun) control

TKC staff

November 8, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

Lafayette: 3 dead, 9 injured. Charleston: 9 dead, 1 injured. Umpqua Community College: 10 dead, 9 injured. These are just a few places that made national headlines in the past six months. According to The Washington Post, the United States has had more mass shootings than number of days in 2015. ...

Gun control: Students voice their opinions

Gun control: Students voice their opinions

Ali Randazzo, technical editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Video

TKC asked students to share their opinion regarding gun control laws.

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
gun control