The Kirkwood Call

Political Issue: Settling for Biden

Political Issue: Settling for Biden

Lily Bartin, web editor

October 20, 2020

This November, America will choose the next leader of the country, either incumbent President Donald Trump or Democrat, former Vice President Joe Biden. But for some, neither option is inspiring. Biden won the democratic candidacy over fellow frontrunner Bernie Sanders, who was popular for his more progressive policies. For many liberal Democrats, Biden’s platform is too centrist. From ideological differences to sexual harassment allegations, issues with Biden have led some Democrats to consider voting third party. Others find themselves ‘settling for Biden’.    I...

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

March 26, 2020

As KSD transitions to online school, the administration decided that grades received during this period of “e-Learning” can only help, not hurt, students’ overall class grades. In a document outlining these grading instructions, teachers are instructed to put all online grades into a certain e-...

10 stories that don’t have anything to do with COVID-19

With COVID-19 taking over, a bit of perspective might be needed. Read these stories to see what else is going on in the world.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 made landfall in January, the virus has been dominating the news cycle. Between online school and state mandates, it can feel like coronavirus is taking over. But it’s not. Here are 10 stories to brighten your day that have nothing to do with COVID-19 and its effects.  Happy fe...

Q&A with Dr. David Ulrich

The KSD Board of Education unanimously announced Dr. David Ulrich as the new KSD Superintendent Feb. 21.

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

March 23, 2020

TKC: How do you pronounce your name? DU: Say the word ‘full’ but take the ‘f’ off and then ‘rick.’    TKC: Where did you go to college? DU: I went to Arizona State for undergraduate school. My experience there was awesome. I had a wonderful time there and I’m proud to ca...

COVID-19 update: First death in Missouri, and news for local business

Photo courtesy of the CDC Newsroom library by Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin.

Kate Schreiber and Lily Bartin

March 19, 2020

St. Louis City announced its first case of coronavirus after a St. Louis University (SLU) student that came back from abroad tested positive. An employee of the Wuller Hall building on the SLU campus has also been tested for COVID-19 and is still awaiting results. Additionally, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a ...

Online school to begin Thursday, March 26

Dr. Michele Condon shared more information about online school and more in an email to TKC.

Lydia Cohen, Kate Schreiber, and Olivia Silvey

March 16, 2020

In an email to TKC, Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, outlined further steps the district will take to ensure stability and health in the coming weeks. There will be two “snow days” on March 24 and 25 to give teachers time to prepare their classes. Online school is scheduled to begin Thursday,...

KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

KHS MOYAG participants pose for a group photo following the annual YAG mixer.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 7, 2019

KHS’s Missouri Youth and Government (MOYAG) club attended the annual Clark Convention in Jefferson City, Mo. where students participated in mock trials, passed mock legislation, held leadership positions and ran for office from Dec. 4-7. Thora Pearson, senior, led this year’s convention as Missour...

The Brain Issue: The apparent reality

The truth is you will turn into your parents and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Lily Bartin, vok editor

November 10, 2019

This piece is entirely satirical. Some people believe nature shapes you and genetics alone determine who you are. Others claim nurture is a bigger factor and your environment shapes you. More than anything, the way you are raised forms your personality. The people who you’ve spent more time with t...

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