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,...

The depiction of addiction

 “We get students to see that initially addiction starts out as a choice, but later becomes a disease of the brain.

Amelia Hurley, features writer

December 1, 2018

Sleep deprivation, low energy and harsh mood swings are characteristics often associated with teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States saw a 2.4 percent increase for teenage opioid overdose from 2014-2015. Due to this, KHS health teachers have stressed the importance of healthy decision making from early ...

Prescription for addiction

art by Maggie Burton

Jack Anderson, features writer

November 30, 2018

A woman named Emily from Rochester, New York, had a doctor who prescribed her painkillers for fibromyalgia and arthritis. She grew up in an upper-class suburb and according to PBS, after taking the painkillers for years and building a physical dependency, her doctor made the decision to stop writing he...

Teen drug and alcohol use: what’s going on and what you can do about it

Teen drug and alcohol use: what’s going on and what you can do about it

Kara Rieger, photographer

October 23, 2017

There is a teen drug and alcohol presentation in the Keating theatre 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Students are encouraged to attend the event with their families, and the presentation is sponsored in part by PPO with the help of Ceci Bodet, education support counselor. This event is presented by Ro...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Robert Riley