The Kirkwood Call

Distracted

Distracted

Audrey Blaine, new staffer

April 30, 2019


Filed under 2018 New Staff Stories

This editorial cartoon focuses on an issue that many teens struggle with: phone addiction. The purpose of this editorial cartoon was to illustrate the problem that occurs when we constantly stare at a screen instead of paying attention to the world around us. While social media can be a platform for...

Student’s search safety

Student’s search safety

Ethan Peter, features writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News

Polly Rekittke, senior, Googled the word “knife” in her first hour. By fifth hour, an administrator concerned about her search pulled her from Spanish class. Rekittke, embarrassed and flustered, quickly explained it had been for a “Hamlet” presentation in English class.   Rekittke’...

Every trick in the book

Every trick in the book

Paisley Regester, features writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features

Whether it is being used for early morning group research, lunchtime cram sessions, or after school peer tutoring, the library has always been a hub for both social and independent learning at KHS. The library staff said they value the importance of adapting to the needs of each new generation of Kirkw...

New KHS club, K-Dub, promotes the exploration of music and technology

New KHS club, K-Dub, promotes the exploration of music and technology

Paisley Regester, writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features

After school on Tuesdays, students may have heard the ear-catching beats and melodies emanating from room 108 in the science wing. This is the sound of K-Dub, one of Kirkwood High School’s newest clubs that focuses on creating and appreciating electronic music. The club is sponsored by Dr. Andre...

Unblocked games

Unblocked games

Quentin Stepp, copy editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

*This piece is entirely satirical   If your name is Eric Zigler, stop reading now. This does not concern you.   Nobody really wants to pay attention in class. Lessons haven’t been interesting since elementary school and you can just Google all the answers anyways. Thankfully, you don...

Blocked websites

Blocked websites

Quentin Stepp, copy editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

*This piece is entirely satirical Ever since we first got the iPads back in the glory days of middle school, the semi-permeable membrane that is the Kirkwood firewall has protected us from harmful websites that may hinder our learning or expose our young minds to heinous things such as pornography, the...

The good, the bad and the laptops

The good, the bad and the laptops

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under News, News-Features

    “Unable to create account at this time. Please check connection and try again later.” Some KHS students attempted to set up their KSD-issued laptops, January 11. The scene in Gina Muller’s homeroom was not exempt from the effects. Some students were bogged down with glitch...

Laptop-notch?

Laptop-notch?

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News-Features

Your teacher tells the class to take out their iPads and you hear grumbling around the room. While technology generally has some kinks to be worked out, students have to spend time trying to figure out their iPads in class or trudging down to the tech desk in the library. School Wi-Fi can be questionable...

I’ve pad it

I’ve pad it

Fitz Cain, features writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under The Parsnip, Top Stories

Dear KHS Administration,   It has come to my attention that there has been discussion of removing the most valuable and useful tool we have here at KHS: our iPad Minis. I am not only offended but downright disgusted that you would sabotage my learning experience like this. Shame on you. ...

What you need to know about the iPad-laptop debate at KHS

What you need to know about the iPad-laptop debate at KHS

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

August 25, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Two days ago, Aug. 22, 2017, The Kirkwood Call’s Twitter account posted a poll asking, “Would you rather have your own laptops or iPads at KHS?” The final results of the poll indicated 90 percent (595/661) chose laptops. When the poll was released, there were unanswered questions about the brand an...

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