The Kirkwood Call

Sci-ched For the Future

Daniel David intends to enroll in a pre-med program in India.

Tom Mueller, features writer

May 21, 2018

The bell rang, signaling the beginning of the ‘15-16 KHS school year. Students throughout the campus sat down and prepared to begin classwork. Among them was Daniel David, then sophomore, who just moved to Kirkwood from Nashville, TN. According to David, his became less anxious as he stepped into his ...

A worrisome winter in the Lou

A worrisome winter in the Lou

Holden Foreman, web editor

February 2, 2017

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States, stated in a tweet sent Nov. 6, 2012. Trump’s supporters reflect his opinion, as a 2016 survey conducted by the Pew Research...

Take all the ribbons you want

This is what confusion looks like.

Chloë King, web staff

May 12, 2015

So, a few months ago, I won one of ten Academy of Science Honors Division scholarship, which was the product of several months of work, lots of nerves, around 100 dollars, and many prepared presentations. Last weekend, I received one of two total SunEdison scholarships, which was the product of bringing...

Mammoth madness

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A museum worker inspects a replica of a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), a species that went extinct 3,000 to 10,000 years ago. In March 2012, scientists in Russia and South Korea announced a partnership to try to clone the mammoth and generate a living specimen

Chloë King, web staff

April 27, 2015

Most people have seen Jurassic Park, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick run down. A bunch of phoney science is used to mix insect DNA with dinosaur DNA, and this full set is used to make modern living dinos. This, then, is used for a possible theme park that goes horribly wrong and ends in aroun...

Denouement

Denouement

Chloe King, web staff

March 24, 2015

Wow. I guess I’m done.   This weekend I participated in the Academy of Science’s Honors Division Science Fair. To make a long story short, I was among the top 10 finalists, and I won a scholarship for $1,000. Except why would I make a long story short? This is clearly depriving you all of ...

Skinny science

Skinny science

Chloë King, web staff

February 18, 2015

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are mental disorders, but they can have many physical affects as well; suffering from an eating disorder can change the way a body works years after the patient it back on track. Bone loss- During teen years the bones are supposed to be developing, but instead ...

Another world

Another world

Chloë King, web staff

February 5, 2015

Imagine you’re going to sleep. You lay down, close your eyes and slip into another world. There’s been lots of debate on whether or not lucid dreaming, or the ability to control one’s dreams, exists. Solidifying the evidence that they do was largely directed by researcher Stephen LaBerge. LaBerge developed a syste...

Silence from scientists

I waited for weeks until I finally got an answer from the UMSL crew.

Chloë King, web staff

January 21, 2015

For a while, nothing happened. I’ve been working on my IRIS (Independent Research in Science) project since August. The idea behind IRIS is to team up with a scientist working on a research project, then present your findings at a science fair at the end of the year. I’m working with Dr. Aimee Dun...

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