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,...

Creating a change to be proud of

Creating a change to be proud of

Amara Harper and Ryleigh Palmer

November 30, 2018

At Pulse Nightclub the red and blue lights flashed following reports of gunshots in the club. Nobody knew how many were dead. Friends and family anxiously awaited as they crowded around their loved ones, wondering if they made it out alive. 49 members of the LGBT community died in the second most deadly mass shooting America had ever seen June 12, 2016 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Flor...

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

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...

KHS Day of Silence

KHS Day of Silence

Izzy Colón, news-features writer

April 14, 2017

In the loud, crowded hallways of KHS, some students choose to remain silent in honor of the voices of LGBTQA people who have been silenced. Students participating in the Day of Silence refrained from speaking during the school day and wore a sign which spoke for them, informing the rest of the school of t...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Kylie Rollings