The Kirkwood Call

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 knocks the wind out of him. He asks them to repeat. Everything, the bustle of heading to class,...

The depiction of addiction

 “We get students to see that initially addiction starts out as a choice, but later becomes a disease of the brain.

Amelia Hurley, features writer

December 1, 2018

Sleep deprivation, low energy and harsh mood swings are characteristics often associated with teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States saw a 2.4 percent increase for teenage opioid overdose from 2014-2015. Due to this, KHS health teachers have stressed the importance of healthy decision making from early ...

Heroin hits close to home

Heroin hits close to home

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor

February 22, 2016

*name changed for anonymity After saving $600 to buy a new car, Ainsley’s* money vanished. Yet, the whereabouts of her savings was no mystery. Her older sister, Clare*, had been stealing from her for the past four years to feed her heroin addiction. “Obviously, I was really upset when my s...

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