The Kirkwood Call

Issues: Human trafficking

As of 2017, Missouri is one of the top 20 states with the most human trafficking, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

Amelia Hurley, features writer

October 19, 2018

All she wanted was a ride home. All she needed was for him to drive her to her small home in the suburbs. Instead, he took her to a small hotel room and forced her to sit and wait. He made her wait for the first of many sex clients. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, over 589 trafficking c...

Seeking help: what’s next

Seeking help: what's next

Izzy Colón, copy editor

April 26, 2018

We hear the word constantly. Plastered across recent headlines and broadcasted on the 5 p.m. news: assault. Discussion of sexual assault is more prevalent now than it has ever been, but it does not just happen in high profile cases. Anyone can be sexually assaulted, even KHS students. According to Cici B...

Q&A: Three KHS coaches and sexual harassment

Q&A: Three KHS coaches and sexual harassment

Maddie Hawes, web editor

April 25, 2018

TKC held a roundtable interview with four KHS coaches about the sexual harassment climate they see at KHS.               TKC: From a health teacher’s perspective, how have you changed your topics in class along with the national ev...

The reality of rock bottom

The reality of rock bottom

Camille Baker and Hannah Cohen

April 25, 2018

Disclaimer: The stories below are narratives of two KHS students’ encounters with rape, which include graphic imagery. In order to convey these stories in their truest forms while protecting the victims’ identities, names have been left out. These students also shared their stories with the KHS Coa...

Sexual assault awareness month

Sexual assault awareness month

Maggie Burton, artist

April 11, 2018

In light of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so I decided to create a piece dedicated to sexual assault awareness. I wanted to incorporate dark colors, but I really focused on working disembodied hands and arms into my piece because to me, hands in this context symbolize an invasion of privacy....

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

Claire Boysen, features editor

February 12, 2018

When our administrators and teachers discuss issues in teenage culture, whether it be in a classroom or assembly, they talk about things like substance abuse, mental health and bullying. But they are forgetting something crucial. They barely touch on the topic that 44 percent (90/204) of KHS students...

The elephant in the room

Zipper courtesy of Wikimedia under the Creative Commons

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief

October 17, 2016

Being a girl: I love being a girl. I love everything about being a girl. I love dressing up. I love being able to embrace my femininity. I hate how unsafe I can feel for the sole reason of being female. I hate that when I walk alone down a street, or through my parking garage at night, I walk w...

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