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Well, here’s why.

Dont use a common excuse; get out there and vote.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

February 10, 2020

2002 babies, this year is our time to shine. Well, as long as you’re born before Nov. 3. We are the next wave of Gen Zs turning 18, which comes with a lot of privileges — you’re able to sue someone, get married and get a piercing, all without having to convince your mom. The most exciting one, how...

How to vote in 2020

2020 is a big year for voting. Find out how to become a registered voter.

Megan Glasgow and Katherine Stobbe

January 30, 2020

Seniors are not going to want to miss out on voting in 2020. Polls held this year include local events like a school board election and voting on Prop S, as well as nation-wide campaigns like the presidential election. KHS seniors are beginning to turn the legal voting age, 18, and many experts say their vote could matter more than ever this year...

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

November 4, 2018

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

art by Thora Pearson

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018

“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...

American voters (or the lack thereof)

American voters (or the lack thereof)

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

November 9, 2016

  Dr. Colleen Rull, business teacher, loves politics. She loves talking about politics and being an active member in her community. She even served on the Wildwood City Council from 2012-2014. But she, along with a growing number of American citizens, have decided they will not partake in something ...

Why I’m not voting this year

Why I'm not voting this year

Holden Foreman, web editor

September 15, 2016

*This blog is entirely satirical   KHS students aged 18 and older (by election day) registered to vote during homeroom last Thursday, Sep. 8, as the November election season looms around the corner. Voting, they say, is like selecting the shiniest of two turds. But this year, it feels lik...

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