The Kirkwood Call

Issues: cyberbullying

Cyberbullies who hide behind a screen don't see the emotional response of their target.

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our first impulse is to respond immediately. Social media dominates the way our generation communicates...

Issues: Fake news

Issues: Fake news

Liam Jackson, copy editor

October 27, 2018

In the months following the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump, the term “fake news” has become one of the trademarks of his presidency. He has repeatedly used the phrase to describe negative press coverage of his administration and as a weapon to promote his anti-media beliefs....

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

art by Thora Pearson

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

Issues: Threats to the ocean

Issues: Threats to the ocean

Sarah Nash, Grace Carroll, and Tatum Shore-Fitzgerald

October 26, 2018

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....

Issues: Concussions

art by Grace Mennerick

Benji Wilton, sports editor

October 23, 2018

“Blue 42, set hut!” The quarterback receives the snap on third and goal and steps back into the pocket. Desperate for a touchdown, he surveys the field looking for an open receiver but comes up empty. Now scrambling to the right, he decides to take matters into his own hands and makes a beeli...

Menstruation as a transgender male

photo by Megan Van Buren

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

October 19, 2018

One of the issues the transgender community in our country, and in our school especially, faces if dealing with menstruation as a transgender male. The main way to alleviate some of the stigma around it is education, but in the meantime, providing trash cans in the stalls of men’s bathrooms is a simple...

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