The Kirkwood Call

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, opinions writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns

Angry black woman. It’s a phrase black women and girls know too well. Most times we aren’t even angry, just disappointed. After a racist political cartoon was made after Serena Williams was accused of cheating at the U.S. Open, black women and girls felt disappointed.   “My reaction was imme...

Five ways to master your sadness

Five ways to master your sadness

Carter Philipp, opinions writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, The Parsnip

Happiness is entirely overrated. It is for people that don't have any of the stressful responsibilities that you have. So forget happiness. It will be way too hard to achieve. Instead, let’s focus on five ways you can actively maximize your misery. 1)Just don’t move, like at all. Stay inside as much as poss...

Call Ed: Ranked

Call Ed: Ranked

TKC Staff

September 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Staff Editorials

As December arrives, counselors and administrators host an annual meeting at Keating Theater for students to discuss their future. A powerpoint illuminates the auditorium as they reiterate college prerequisites, graduation and GPA requirements to the student body. Each slide brings more tension as questions...

Are we your enemy?

Are we your enemy?
Are we the enemy?

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In 1787, the United States was in a state of self-discovery. As the founding fathers drafted radical new ideas about their young democracy, a need to prevent the government from becoming too powerful remained at the forefront of their minds. And it was in January of that year Thomas Jefferson famously...

As if!

As if!

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, opinions writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns

Most of the time, movies about high school are made by people so far from high school they don’t even know how school works anymore. Most high schools don’t have teenagers that look older than 20 years old, a clique problem, a monthly school dance or in the case of Heathers: murders. High school...

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

August 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh, How does it feel to be picked to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States? Are you nervous for your confirmation hearing? Feeling like you’re going to have the weight of the country on your shoulders? If not, you should. The man you replace, Justice Anthony Kennedy, if...

A teacher that looks like me

A teacher that looks like me

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions

April 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, In Depth, Issue 5, Opinions

    I have been going to KHS for three years now, and for me finding a black teacher is like winning the lottery, especially if they teach a class you like. Now hear me out, white teachers bring a lot of things to the table, but as a black student when I sit in class I always feel a divide. I...

Call Ed: What’s wrong with ratings?

Call Ed: What’s wrong with ratings?

TKC staff, opinions writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

*This issue, TKC staff decided to look at if the current movie rating system should change to better suit the diverse maturity levels at different age groups, 86 percent 60/70 of the staff believes the current rating system is too strict.   Withholding entertainment from the public has always been a ...

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

KHS student

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Health + Wellness, Showcase

Since early 2017, many things in my life have started fading away: my closest friend, my hobbies, my motivation. With school ramping up and nothing good coming out of it, I hit a real rough patch and started to let all these things fall by the wayside in an attempt to be a person I thought would app...

We are getting a bit rusty

We are getting a bit rusty

Carter Philipp, opinions writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

All humans had to contribute to society when we were hunter-gatherers. But humans today are incredibly smart and lazy. And since the day we came to be, we have been working toward lessening the maximum effort required to be a contributing member of society. It began with tools, to sticks, to plows, to t...

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