The Kirkwood Call

Seasons of giving

Seasons of giving

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

People wait to take strings of twinkling lights down from their front porches, and leftovers from a family potluck sit in the fridge. Frost still coats the window panes, and many children still suck on candy canes. Though it’s January and the holidays have ended, reminders of the giving seas...

Coiled in beauty standards

Coiled in beauty standards

Genevieve Francois and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

We remember in preschool being told by other kids we were ugly because our lips were too big and brown and our hair was weird.  From then on we tried everything to make our hair look as “white” as possible. We used to ask our moms over and over why we couldn’t just have straight hair. Whatever wa...

Top five opinions stories of 2018

Top five opinions stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The opinions section is a place that allows TKC to debate, discuss and solve topics that matter to KHS and the community. This past year, the opinions section covered a variety of diverse topics, ranging from light hearted as pop music reviews to more serious stories such as the policy on transgend...

My resolution revelation

My resolution revelation

Amara Harper, features writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns

Every New Year’s Day, after the exhaustion from the night before begins wearing off, some people grab a piece of paper and write down their goals for the year. Quickly, I as well as others decide this year will be the year we follow through with them. However, without fail, many goals slip away arou...

Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

TKC ranked some of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, according to Billboard. The songs are in the order Billboard placed them in, but will get a rating of 1-5 from TKC based on vocals, danceability and beats per minute (BPM), which is the equivalent to tempo. Each song is unique in its own wa...

Your political tweets are toxic to democracy

Your political tweets are toxic to democracy

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

If you back the second amendment, then you are a Republican. If you support proposition C, then you are a Democrat. If you just Google searched proposition C, or the second amendment, then you probably are the average American youth; one whose political informativeness never stretches outside the walls o...

Call Ed: A pledge for protection

Call Ed: A pledge for protection

TKC staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Staff Editorials

Their deaths were never supposed to happen. Tim Piazza, Pennsylvania State University, sophomore, died February 2017 after being forced to consume 18 drinks within 90 minutes to complete a fraternity hazing ritual. While intoxicated, he fell down a of flight of stairs head first, knocking him unconsciou...

Issues: cyberbullying

Issues: cyberbullying

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our first impulse is to respond immediately. Social media dominates the way our generation communicates...

PC culture humanized

PC culture humanized

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

November 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The first time I heard anyone use the phrase “politically correct,” I was in a hip-hop dance class where our convention teacher was trying to get us to let loose with the choreography. “Let your limbs flail more,” he said. “Stick your tongue out sometimes. Honestly, act retarded. But I gues...

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