The Kirkwood Call

Every last penny

Every last penny

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 1, 2018

With the recent budget crisis, TKC decided to look into the state of finances at KHS, in addition to how well the budget is being managed. The preferred viewing method for this story is in full screen. ...

KHS administration addresses alleged blackface incident

KHS administration addresses alleged blackface incident

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief

October 17, 2016

Two KHS students exited their science class with black charcoal substance smeared on their face Oct. 6. Several classmates were offended by the charcoal’s similarity to blackface  (makeup traditionally used by a non-black performer to appear black to imply patronization of blacks) and went to administ...

Call Ed: Sinking under the pressure

Call Ed: Sinking under the pressure

TKC Staff

October 17, 2016

Our editorials are the one spot in our magazine where we, as a staff, collectively take a stance on an issue, and publish our response. Often, our Call Editorials are critical of our school or a nationwide problem. Rarely do we stop and recognize anyone, especially the administration, for something positive. However,...

To pee or not to pee?

To pee or not to pee?

Claire Boysen, opinions writer

October 7, 2016

You raise your hand and ask if you may use the restroom. The teacher says “sure”, so you get up and walk to the hallway. And that’s when you realize, you must make a choice: women’s or men’s. Which will you choose? Or, like some students at KHS, is it neither? With people identifying as a gender besides...

The updated schedule for 2016-17 school year

The updated schedule for 2016-17 school year

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor

May 4, 2016

The new schedule for the 2016-17 school year has been released. According to Dr. Michael Havener, principal, the time between passing periods will increase from 5 to 6 minutes. In addition, lunch will be 39 minutes on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The longer lunch will cause classes on block days to be...

Call Ed: Less money, more problems

Call Ed: Less money, more problems

TKC Staff

February 5, 2016

When something with the slogan “Keep Kirkwood Great” is voted down by the community, does it make that community decidedly less great? Well, no, but it increases class sizes, leaves KHS with a $4 million deficit ($1 million to still cut) and leaves 25 teachers, 23 support staff members a...

Thank you:

Thank you:

TKC staff

December 11, 2015

For most students and faculty members, our publications are nothing more than the daily morning announcements, a visit to thekirkwoodcall.com, a newsmagazine every three weeks and a yearbook once a year. However, for us journalism nerds, it’s a lot more than that. For us, SJ is a second home, a ...

Battle of timing: are the 30 minutes spent in homeroom worth it?

Battle of timing: are the 30 minutes spent in homeroom worth it?

Katherine Hubbard and Kennady Wade

November 8, 2015

Keep it the same: Katherine Hubbard, features writer art by Erica Miget Homeroom provides a much-needed breather during the whirlwind of classes and piles of homework. Unfortunately, last year, the majority of homeroom was taken up with announcements and class assemblies. This left about 30 minutes to get help from teachers bef...

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Ben Cohen and Mimi Wright

November 3, 2015

Nov. 4 Update: Tanner Polk's visitation is Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Manchester and Ballas). The funeral service is Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Nov. 3 KHS senior Tanner Polk died Nov. 3. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, confirmed his death with Polk’s family this morning. Havener and superintendent Dr. Tom Williams sent an email to KSD stating: Dear KHS Family: It is with a heavy he...

Call Ed: shortened lunches and bursted bladders

Call Ed: shortened lunches and bursted bladders

September 23, 2015

School can be an array of feelings. Sometimes it’s long, with every minute feeling like an hour. Sometimes it’s frustrating, when a grade is less than satisfactory. However, more often than not when it’s time for passing period, school feels rushed. With a new schedule, change is inevitable, but two c...

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