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KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

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...

Minority Whip: Setting Obama’s record straight

Minority Whip: Setting Obama’s record straight

Wolfgang Frick, design editor

September 10, 2019

The media likes to say that Obama's record was scandal-free. It wasn't. Here are a few of his most prominent failures.

Minority Whip: Earth’s lungs are burning?

Minority Whip: Earth’s lungs are burning?

Wolfgang Frick, design editor

September 2, 2019

The Amazon rainforest isn't actually Earth's lungs, and it's not in any imminent danger. So why is everyone outraged?

The PolitiCall: getting involved in politics

The PolitiCall: getting involved in politics

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

February 14, 2019

With the 2020 presidential election starting to gain more attention, politics are starting to be discussed more and more frequently in the halls of KHS. For the PolitiCall's third episode, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham sit down with teacher Lisa Hellmich and Missouri Youth and Government governor...

Five things you need to know about the government shutdown

Five things you need to know about the government shutdown

Lily Bartin, features writer

January 25, 2019

The U.S. government has been under a partial shutdown since Saturday, Dec. 22. Yet, nearly 30 percent (83/311) of KHS students don’t know the reason for the shutdown, and only 35 percent (109/310) of KHS students feel informed about it. Though it may seem distant, the shutdown affects the lives of e...

Five steps to the best political discussion this Thanksgiving

Five steps to the best political discussion this Thanksgiving

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

November 21, 2018

*this piece is entirely satirical Everyone knows Thanksgiving is about good food, spending time with family and kicking off the holiday season. But, like every true American celebration, it wouldn’t be complete without a polarizing political discussion that leaves everyone feeling a little less thankf...

The PolitiCall: Election day

The PolitiCall: Election day

Thomas Birmingham and Izzy Colón

November 10, 2018

With Tuesday, Nov. 6th came the most closely watched day of 2018's political calendar: the midterm elections. On the PolitiCall's second episode, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham find out what it's like to attend at a voting watch party, as well as speak to two seniors, Liam Stros and Claire Cowan,...

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

November 4, 2018

On the first episode of The Kirkwood Call's new political podcast, The PolitiCall, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham talk with government and politics teacher Lucas Ravenscraft about the upcoming midterm elections and their possible impacts on Missouri and national politics. ...

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

May 4, 2018

As a freshman walking into her first Student Council (STUCO) meeting, Najma Omar, senior, exuded confidence. She quickly learned how STUCO worked and trained senior class officers on how to become better at their STUCO jobs when she was 14 years old. This led her to finding her niche in student government...

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