The Kirkwood Call

6 ways to cope with your post-Halloween blues

6 ways to cope with your post-Halloween blues

Maggie Burton, Grace Mennerick, and Catherine McCandless

November 16, 2018


Filed under Art, Visuals

In this art spread, TKC art staffers list ways in which one can cope with the post-Halloween blues when November rolls around. From buying discounted candy to having a horror movie marathon, look to this list of activities for guidance when fall comes to a close.

Treat, no trick?

Treat, no trick?

Madelyn Rehkop, artist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Art

Trick-or-treating: an activity that almost all of us have done at least once in our lives. The question remains, though, why do we say “trick-or-treat” if we only really get a treat? I have always asked myself this throughout my childhood. St. Louis is one of the only places in the U.S. that require...

Issues: Threats to the ocean

Issues: Threats to the ocean

Sarah Nash, Grace Carroll, and Tatum Shore

October 26, 2018


Filed under Art

In this art spread, TKC art staffers aimed to highlight various issues surrounding our world's oceans.  Threats to marine life include waste pollution, ocean acidity, oil spills and more....

The icing on the cake

The icing on the cake

Madelyn Rehkop, artist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Art

A gay couple walked into a bakery in June of 2012 and asked the man behind the counter to make a cake for their same-sex wedding. The man refused because it was against his religion. He was taken to court, and the jury ruled that while he may not agree with the same concepts or traditions that these two men uphold, but in America there is a ...

Ahed Tamimi Freed

Ahed Tamimi Freed

Bismah Syed, artist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Art

17 year-old Ahed Tamimi was freed from Israeli prison after serving an 8 month sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier. Tamimi became well known due to a video that was released of her standing up to the soldier. On Dec. 15, just before the incident, the same soldier had severely wounded Ahed Tamimi's...

Recycled emotions

Recycled emotions

Madelyn Rehkop, artist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Art

When the City of Kirkwood decided it may end curbside recycling, a series of mixed emotions spread throughout the community. This editorial cartoon displays how residents reacted to the cancellation of curbside recycling services. The emotions on the picture represent how people felt shocked, angry,...

Remembering John McCain

Remembering John McCain

Grace Mennerick, artist

September 18, 2018


Filed under Art, News, Visuals

John McCain died August 25th, 2018. He served in the armed forces for 23 years, and was a POW during the Vietnam War. McCain also served as Senator of Arizona from January 1987 until his death in 2018. He had previously served in the House of Representative for two terms and was the Republican Preside...

Mini House Libraries Around Kirkwood

Mini House Libraries Around Kirkwood

Catherine McCandless, artist

September 17, 2018


Filed under Art

This is a map of all the little libraries you might have seen in people’s houses around Kirkwood. Just bring a book you don’t read anymore to exchange, and see if there’s a book you want to read. If you find one, swap it with the book you brought. I see these libraries all over Kirkwood in peopl...

Freshman vs. senior year study habits

Freshman vs. senior year study habits

Maggie Burton, artist

September 17, 2018


Filed under Art

As we move into the new school year, students will begin to adopt study habits. Freshmen are prepared for everything that is coming their way, with every school supply from highlighters of every color, to a fully charged TI-83 calculator. However, the seniors have been playing the game for three years...

Train your brain

Train your brain

Maggie Burton, artist

May 9, 2018


Filed under Art

For this editorial cartoon, I wanted to focus on the double whammy that AP students have to face at the end of the year. Along with final exams, some students will have to take AP exams around the same time at the end of this year. Needless to say, our brains have taken a serious beating. I tried to...

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