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Top five art illustrations of 2017

Top five art illustrations of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018


Filed under Art

Whether drawing caricatures for an entertainment story or creating powerful editorial cartoons, this year’s art staff has made some fantastic artwork that gives TKC its look. The 12 artists on staff made visuals for everything from opinions on water bottles to kneeling during the national anthem. Ar...

Abuse of power comes as no surprise

Abuse of power comes as no surprise

Haley Mitchell, artist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Art

The many faces pieced together are those of people who sympathise or are people abusing power. Whether it be a police officer shooting and killing an unarmed man or actresses still working with someone accused of sexual assault, everyone must be held accountable for their actions. I believe this piece repr...

“Cuphead”: Beauty in Difficulty

“Cuphead”: Beauty in Difficulty

Jack Bugee, opinions writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

When people think of video games, what often comes to mind are the classics such as “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft.” These are games where users spend large sums of money on what is essentially the same game over and over again. Although I plead guilty to emptying my wallet whenever a n...

OA Gallery

OA Gallery

Adler Bowman, features writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features

The OA Gallery is cozily tucked away in the corner of downtown Kirkwood’s basement. You can find it on West Argonne Drive, directly across the street from the Kirkwood Train Station and next door to Mattress Direct. Upon entering, visitors must creep down a flight of stairs to be transported into thi...

Behind the scenes at TKC

Behind the scenes at TKC

Kathryn Eilert, Ava Hughes, and Clare Huber

May 2, 2017


Filed under Art

In this animated short, Kathryn Eilert, Ava Hughes, and Clare Huber interview Adler Bowman about her first year on TKC. Bowman recounts her experiences with late nights, the annual white elephant party and her daily work routine....

Senior Profile: Zana Essmyer

Senior Profile: Zana Essmyer

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Whether she is painting watercolor portraits, dancing ballet or loading her schedule with five AP classes, Zana Essmyer approaches each task with full force. She said she stretches herself to be her best and strives for perfection. Zana said her mother, who received a Ph.D. in immunology after comin...

Sculpting the School

Sculpting the School

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer

April 9, 2017


Filed under News

Three silver circles balance on one another in the courtyard at KHS. A book lays open with pages springing out. Soon, they will be joined by stick figures standing tall. Designs are being made by students and Nancy Grimes, art teacher, for two additional sculptures to join the existing sculptures in...

Top 25 of TKC Instagram 2016

Top 25 of TKC Instagram 2016

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

This is a collection of the best posts from @the_kirkwood_call on Instagram displaying the main moments captured in 2016 by TKC artists, photographers and writers. This includes Voices of Kirkwood from the Kirkwood community all the way to political cartoons. ...

Top 5 art pieces of 2016

Top 5 art pieces of 2016

TKC staff

January 3, 2017


Filed under Art

From revisited issue covers, to abstract images and black-and-white portrayals, TKC's art staff busily brought writers' stories to life with their creative vision. There was much great artwork to choose from, but below are our favorite 5 pieces from 2016. White Privilege: Realizing the Worl...

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