The Kirkwood Call

Kombucha review

If you are looking for a healthier and cheaper alternative to coffee, this could be the perfect beverage for you. 

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

March 12, 2020

I know I’m a little late to this whole kombucha thing, but I recently decided to try the fermented tea many people claim has health benefits. Last year when everyone was posting pictures of their kombuchas on VSCO and raving about the drink, I never ended up trying it for myself. On a whim, I decide...

Trendy foods you should try

It seems like there are always trendy foods people claim to be the next best thing. Here is your guide to current fads that are worth a try.

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

March 12, 2020

It seems like there are always trendy foods people claim to be the next best thing. Here is your guide to current fads that are worth a try.  1. Kale Kale has been extremely popular in salads and smoothies. Many people try to incorporate kale into as many meals as they can because it is one of the most nutrient...

The deal with dieting

Being healthy isn’t something that should be temporary. It’s a lifestyle, and requires consistency over time.

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief

February 6, 2020

We’ve all heard it before: get enough sleep, exercise at least 30 minutes a day, eat healthy foods. For some of us, this is easy. But for most of us, including myself, healthy living is more of a want to be aesthetic than a reality. Though, within the past five years, researchers found a range of weight...

Top five health + wellness stories of 2019

Our goal for health and wellness this year was to bring up topics teenagers can relate to and reach a broad range of people by covering many topics within the health and wellness umbrella.

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

January 6, 2020

Our goal for health and wellness this year was to bring up topics teenagers can relate to and reach a broad range of people by covering many topics within the health and wellness umbrella. Whether students were looking for a lighthearted lip balm review or needed to hear a peer's experience with brain ...

Fall drink guide

When the temperature drops it is time to put down that Starbucks iced latte, and pick up a hot coffee or tea. Read this guide to know what to do for that sore throat and what to bring to a camp fire or hockey game.

Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer

November 19, 2019

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The Brain Issue: Long term impact

Concussions were an issue that affected 15% of high school students in 2017.

Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer

November 6, 2019

Kade Kenter, sophomore, is hanging out with friends when he goes from happy to depressed with no warning. His friends are unfazed. This has happened before.  Madeline Brackney, junior, sits in class as the fluorescent lights flash in her eyes, causing her head to throb.  Gracie Simonsen, sophomor...

The Brain Issue: Mirror image

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

October 28, 2019

12% (43/345) of KHS students reported having an eating disorder. Read about eating disorders here.

6 ways to improve your brain

Discover out-of-the-box ideas on how to keep your mind sharp and ready for anything.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

October 24, 2019

As high schoolers, keeping our brains healthy might be the last thing on our minds (no pun intended). Clubs, sports, friends and homework are first priority, so there’s not much time to worry about the squishy gray and white matter inside our skull. However, keeping your brain healthy is important...

Acne combating products you should add to your collection

Ever forgotten to take your makeup off one night and woken up the next morning with a full blown breakout? Almost every teenager understands this struggle.

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

September 30, 2019

Whether you need a quick and easy-to-use product or you want an elaborate mask, one of these products will be the right choice for you. Here are some products you should add to your collection to have an acne and blemish-free face.

Finding the balm; lip balm review

Not all lip products are created equally; some are far superior. Find out which lip balms are the balm.com and which ones chap-suck.

Makenzie Van Buren, health and wellness writer

September 15, 2019

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