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Top five opinions stories of 2018

Top five opinions stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The opinions section is a place that allows TKC to debate, discuss and solve topics that matter to KHS and the community. This past year, the opinions section covered a variety of diverse topics, ranging from light hearted as pop music reviews to more serious stories such as the policy on transgend...

Top five features stories of 2018

Top five features stories of 2018

TKC staff

December 27, 2018


Filed under Top Features

Here on TKC we are not just journalists, we are storytellers. This past year the features section aimed to tell stories of diversity, of people doing good, and of problems facing our community. From struggling with a Korean-American identity in "Call me Hwijung," a mission of compassion in "Sin...

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018


Filed under In Depth

TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

The PolitiCall: Election day

The PolitiCall: Election day

Thomas Birmingham and Izzy Colón

November 10, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Top Stories

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


Filed under Podcasts

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. ...

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018


Filed under Politics

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

10 KHS students named National Merit Semifinalist

10 KHS students named National Merit Semifinalist

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

September 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

 The National Merit Scholarship program released a list of Semifinalists and Commended students for 2019 on Sept. 12. Nineteen of those students are seniors at Kirkwood High School. The scholarship is selected based on the students Preliminary SAT (PSAT) scores from the year prior. Those who were named Semifinalists now have the chance t...

Are we your enemy?

Are we your enemy?
Are we the enemy?

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In 1787, the United States was in a state of self-discovery. As the founding fathers drafted radical new ideas about their young democracy, a need to prevent the government from becoming too powerful remained at the forefront of their minds. And it was in January of that year Thomas Jefferson famously...

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