The Kirkwood Call

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...

Sexual assault awareness month

Sexual assault awareness month

Maggie Burton, artist

April 11, 2018


Filed under Art

In light of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so I decided to create a piece dedicated to sexual assault awareness. I wanted to incorporate dark colors, but I really focused on working disembodied hands and arms into my piece because to me, hands in this context symbolize an invasion of privacy....

The flu season struggle

The flu season struggle

Lizzie Stobbe, artist

March 6, 2018


Filed under Art

This editorial cartoon, titled “The flu season struggle,” depicts two flu germs preparing for their day of infecting people. This cartoon highlights the horrible effects this flu season has had on KHS and other schools around the nation while also showing how easily the flu is spread. It is import...

School supplies

School supplies

Maggie Burton, artist

March 5, 2018


Filed under Art

This editorial cartoon, titled "School supplies," brings attention to the serious gun problem in America. I wanted to highlight the issue of school shootings by drawing a gun next to ordinary school supplies. I wanted to do something to bring attention to this issue because it is unfortunately relevant...

What’s the weather like today?

What’s the weather like today?

Bridget Killian, art editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Art, Top Stories, Visuals

This editorial cartoon depicts the sporadic weather of St. Louis. Recently, the temperature has jumped from a frigid 12 degrees to a humid 80 degrees over the course of a few days. Within the past two weeks, the forecast has gone from sunny to rainy to snowing. Each of the windows in the room shows a...

School before safety

School before safety

Lizzie Stobbe, artist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Art

This editorial cartoon depicts KHS calling students to tell them school will still be held, even with the incredibly dangerous conditions going on outside. This cartoon was inspired by the KSD Facebook post where they announced that they were still expecting students despite below freezing wind chills. Whi...

You’re being watched

You’re being watched

Maggie Burton, artist

February 13, 2018


Filed under Art

This editorial cartoon is titled, “You’re being watched,” and it is based off of the new laptops. The school has banned many websites, and it feels almost as if they are monitoring our every move. "I wanted to make the cartoon more dramatic than necessary, so I added eyes in the background for a Bi...

Top five art illustrations of 2017

Top five art illustrations of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018


Filed under Art

Whether drawing caricatures for an entertainment story or creating powerful editorial cartoons, this year’s art staff has made some fantastic artwork that gives TKC its look. The 12 artists on staff made visuals for everything from opinions on water bottles to kneeling during the national anthem. Ar...

Abuse of power comes as no surprise

Abuse of power comes as no surprise

Haley Mitchell, artist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Art

The many faces pieced together are those of people who sympathise or are people abusing power. Whether it be a police officer shooting and killing an unarmed man or actresses still working with someone accused of sexual assault, everyone must be held accountable for their actions. I believe this piece repr...

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