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Laptop distribution to KHS students will be Thursday, Jan. 11

Laptop distribution to KHS students will be Thursday, Jan. 11

Kelley Cochran and Anthony Speech

December 15, 2017

After the KHS department chair meeting on Dec. 13, 2017, Dr. Havener reported that KHS students will receive their new Macbook Airs during homeroom on Thursday, Jan. 11. Students need to turn in their iPads before they leave for winter recess so KSD can sell them back to Apple. Here are the instructions...



Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

October 24, 2017

Your teacher tells the class to take out their iPads and you hear grumbling around the room. While technology generally has some kinks to be worked out, students have to spend time trying to figure out their iPads in class or trudging down to the tech desk in the library. School Wi-Fi can be questionable...

I’ve pad it

I've pad it

Fitz Cain, features writer

October 3, 2017

Dear KHS Administration,   It has come to my attention that there has been discussion of removing the most valuable and useful tool we have here at KHS: our iPad Minis. I am not only offended but downright disgusted that you would sabotage my learning experience like this. Shame on you. ...

What you need to know about the iPad-laptop debate at KHS

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Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

August 25, 2017

Two days ago, Aug. 22, 2017, The Kirkwood Call’s Twitter account posted a poll asking, “Would you rather have your own laptops or iPads at KHS?” The final results of the poll indicated 90 percent (595/661) chose laptops. When the poll was released, there were unanswered questions about the brand an...



Melanie Witt, news-features writer

March 12, 2017

Whines echo through the classroom as students are instructed to take out their iPads. Immediately, hands raise with technology issues and a long line begins to form at the iPad Help Center. The current KSD iPads will not be updated to the newest software because of their age, which causes problems with storage and speed. A...

Newer doesn’t always mean better

Newer doesn't always mean better

Will Drury, opinions writer

September 27, 2015

A groan arises from the class as the teacher tells the students to pull out their iPads for the day’s lesson. “An IT guy came in this morning and said the internet should finally be working, so we shouldn’t have any trouble getting online,” says the teacher. Someone raises their hand, “I...

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