The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

What others see when they look at you may not be what you see when looking at yourself.

Reflections – Elizabeth Riti

Elizabeth Riti, photographer May 17, 2021

For my statement about 2020, I wanted to share my greatest lesson of the year: learning to really see yourself. When you spend so much time thinking about how yourself and others perceive you, it’s difficult...

This is a photo of me looking at myself, reflecting on the past year.

Reflection – Annie George

Annie George, photo editor May 17, 2021

2020 was a year full of lessons learned. COVID-19 and quarantine brought out a lot of hefty struggles for many people. Looking back, I’ve learned to put my own mental health first. Quarantine and being...

I spent the summer of 2020 walking circles around Kirkwood to occupy my mind and time.

Cyclical – Mya Copeland

Mya Copeland, features writer May 17, 2021

Harrison to Woodbine, down to Adams, back to Geyer, final stretch of Woodbine, then home. That was my route, all summer long. Day after day, week after week, I walked the same route. Some days, I walked...

On the left side of the image, the girl is looking at her phone. On the right side, she is looking at her list of goals. The cool colors on the left half portray a gloomier feeling vs. the warm tones on the right half.

Refocus – Lila Shepard

Lila Shepard, features writer May 13, 2021

A cool breeze carried the smell of newly blooming flowers and the sound of birds singing. It was a normal spring day except for the halls buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Everyone was watching...

With COVID-19 on the rise, The Addams Family Musical had to be put on hold.

They’re creepy and they’re COVID-safe: The Addams Family musical

Kylie Madden, new staffer May 8, 2021

With COVID-19 on the rise in spring of 2020, many school activities and sports found themselves on Zoom. As school transitioned online, the idea of the spring musical taking the stage seemed hopeful at...

From complications with attending school, to being unable to visit with friends and family, everyone has lost some aspect of what they perceive to be “normal.” As the pandemic begins to cool down after a long year, KHS students reflect over all that has happened. 
Art by Liv Timp.

Reflecting on one year of COVID-19

Maya Kim and Liv Timp March 22, 2021

Questions like “How long do you think we’ll be out of school for?” and “Are you excited to do school online for the next few weeks?” were all anyone could talk about during the weeks leading...

Ryder George-Lander (Left), Devon Bennett (Center) and Camden Davis (Right) standing together with their skateboards.

A skate park where all are welcome

Lila Shepard, features writer February 21, 2021

The sun is in his eyes and he is about to finally land the trick that he had been working on for weeks. He is excited to show his friends who are watching with anticipation until they notice a police car...

Due to COVID-19, teens have to throw discreet parties and refrain from posting about their latest vacations to avoid getting canceled by their peers. Despite the drama the virus has generated, there is only one question left that trumps all others: Who had it worse, the class of 2020 or the class of 2021?

We see you, class of 2020

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief February 15, 2021

This piece is entirely satirical.   COVID-19 is a joke. The obviously fake virus only affects the elderly, which is why not a single teenager has contracted it. The so-called disease has altered...

2020 was a year full of many things, one of them being fashion trends. Check out Style trends of 2020 to see the top styles of the year.

Style trends of 2020

Emma Patt, entertainment editor January 31, 2021

Let’s face it – 2020 was a disaster. It seemed as though every aspect of our lives came to a screeching halt. However, time marched on, and so did fashion trends. Despite the uncertainty that came...

A Spotify Premium user is viewing their Spotify Wrapped for 2020.

Unwrapping KHS students’ “Spotify 2020 Wrapped”

Ava Duggin and Lila Shepard January 8, 2021

At the end of each year, people celebrate all of their triumphs and the challenges they faced by rekindling old memories. Another way that some can recount their memories from the year is checking...

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