The Kirkwood Call

Ways to be environmentally friendly

Ways to be environmentally friendly

Lydia Cohen, web staff

October 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Students file into room SC 106 each day with the hopes of doing the little bit they can to help improve KHS’ impact upon the Earth. In the environmental sustainability class, students attempt to reduce trash, waste and the carbon footprint left by the school. “[Being environmentally friendly] is impor...

The ripple effect

The ripple effect

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

The City of Kirkwood introduced the possibility of suspending their curbside, single-stream recycling program due to increased contamination of loads being sent to China. However, due to opposition from the community, city officials announced they would continue to fund curbside pick up for the next 6...

Don’t kick recycling to the curb

Don’t kick recycling to the curb

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Once a week, a student rolls his green recycling bin to the curb, not giving it a second thought as he walks back inside. 85 percent (212/250) of KHS students said they use Kirkwood’s curbside recycling program, and thanks to the reversal of the decision to remove it, they won’t have to get used to a new weekly routine for another six to 12 months. Since this summer, Kirkw...

Trash can’t

Trash can’t

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Some would say the “recycling bin” of KHS seems to be half full. I would ask, is the recycling even being recycled? On a dreary Monday night this January, a custodian in the history building openly dumped the contents of the little blue recycling bin into the gray landfill on wheels. She said...

Trash can

Trash can

Will Drury, Parsnip Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Christmas came late for KHS students this year. Just a few weeks ago, every rosy-cheeked and acne-speckled high schooler was greeted with an overabundance of gifts from KSD, including a brand new laptop, case and charger wrapped up in a neat cardboard box and plastic wrapping. While most children greedily...

Let’s talk dirty

Let’s talk dirty

Will Drury, Parsnip Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The day I found an entire, unopened, king-size Kit-Kat bar in the trash was the day I realized we had a problem. After roughly an hour digging through the hazardous waste dump that is KHS’s trash, I found it lying helpless in a puddle of lumpy yogurt and rotting orange peels, discarded by a no-doubt ...

OCD nightmare: part 3

OCD nightmare: part 3

Will Drury, parsnip editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under The Parsnip

*This piece is entirely satirical Ignorance is bliss, so if you want to maintain the same mindless euphoria dads in their 40s experience while watching the brain-numbing sport of baseball and talking about the good-ol’ days with the midlife-crisis-boys, I suggest you stop reading here and turn the...

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