The Kirkwood Call

Are we your enemy?

Are we your enemy?
Are we the enemy?

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

September 3, 2018

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...

Watching summer through a screen

Watching summer through a screen

Lily Bartin, features writer

August 30, 2018

It’s well past 12 p.m., you’ve been inside all day. The air conditioning is on full blast and you’re relaxing in your coziest sweats. You have no plans this summer. At first the freedom is peaceful. But day after day, you scroll through Instagram and your happiness starts to waver. With every sun...

As if!

As if!

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, opinions writer

August 28, 2018

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...

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

August 24, 2018

  It’s 12:55 p.m., lunch just ended and now you have to sprint to Spanish class. You leave your friends to start down the social studies hallway and you find yourself stuck in a huge clustered mob of wild boars squeezing themselves down the most narrow hallway in the school. Skip the socia...

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

August 23, 2018

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...

No more fear

No more fear

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions

May 7, 2018

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear.” - Nina Simone Here at KHS, I wanted to make a change. I wanted better treatment for all students. I wanted to do something that would impact this school for the best, to have the things I did at KHS be remembered, not me. Coming to a school where...

Top 5 of senior year at KHS

Top 5 of senior year at KHS

Adele Baughman, web managing editor

May 4, 2018

As I enter my last week of school ever at KHS, it’s hard not to look back on what has made my four years here so enjoyable. So, here are some things that all students, especially seniors, at KHS should take advantage of and enjoy.   The first day of school: The first day of school f...

A teacher that looks like me

A teacher that looks like me

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions

April 25, 2018

    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...

Branding racism

Branding racism

Logan Crews, opinions editor

April 9, 2018

Welcome to America. The land of a patchwork population made up of a diverse, unique people. But in case you didn’t know, the United States hasn’t had the best track record with being culturally sensitive. We call ourselves the “great melting pot,” yet time and time again, minorities are marg...

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