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Being an American means: fighting for social justice

Being an American means: fighting for social justice

Michael Teasdale, in-depth editor

November 30, 2016

He was in seventh grade when the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson happened. While most of his peers were not interested in what was happening, Richard Pfeifer could not pull his eyes away. He saw injustice and his instincts told him to help. Pfeifer, now a freshman, said his desire to help people from ...

TKC through the ages

TKC through the ages

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

October 6, 2016

For the many members of the KHS community who are unfamiliar with our history, this is a timeline highlighting the issues, advisors, and awards that have made our publication into what it is today. Here are the headlines and most important moments in the 99 year life of The Kirkwood Call.

Call Ed: “To thine own self be true”

Call Ed: “To thine own self be true”

TKC Staff

September 29, 2016

As journalists, we love to write. We love to create. We love to paint the world how it really is: the good, the bad and the ugly. We’re here to watch students climb the highest mountains and help catch them when they fall into the deepest holes. We’ve shared remarkable stories of redemption, transit...

Call Ed: Parking problems

Call Ed: Parking problems

TKC Staff

May 14, 2016

Parking in the Dougherty Ferry lot would save Mark Mackenzie, junior, almost a half mile of walking and nearly 10 minutes every day. His first hour, AP Calculus BC, and his seventh hour, Aerospace Engineering, are both next to Dougherty Ferry. The Essex lot is nearly a quarter mile across campus. Throughout...

Call Ed: Breaking ranks

Call Ed: Breaking ranks

TKC Staff

May 9, 2016

One or two honest mistakes can drop an A to a B. In the eyes of high-achieving students, the likelihood of recovering from a low test grade is next to none. Honestly, they aren’t completely wrong. In order to maintain high grades in honors and AP classes, each student has to avoid slip-ups. And, anyone w...

TKC staff reacts to their first Instagram post

Michael Teasdale, Justin Sweeney, and Chloë King

December 15, 2015

Michael Teasdale, Justin Sweeney and Chloë King had Call staffers react to their first Instagram post, then challenged them to provide a new caption for the photo as if they had posted it today....

Think before you swag

Think before you swag

Alexa Kannenberg, opinions editor

October 29, 2014

I first came across the expression “swag” when my friends were talking about how much Justin Bieber said it roughly two years ago. When people first started saying “swag,” they were mostly mocking the few who said “swag” seriously to describe how cool someone or something was. The casual...

So much to do, so little time

So much to do, so little time

Alexa Kannenberg, opinions editor

August 19, 2014

My parents want me to have a perfectly well-rounded high school experience. I am constantly told to soak in my high school years of unforgettable memories and no responsibilities by having fun with friends and getting involved in extracurriculars. Of course, I must also take as many rigorous courses...

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