The Kirkwood Call

The power of stereotypes

The power of stereotypes

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions

I’m going to be completely honest with you: I’ve never had sex. I could chalk it up to the fact that I’ve been single for a while, or that the people I dated weren’t “the one” but the truth is, I’m scared. Scared of caring about the relationship more than my partner.  This isn’t an u...

Family event survival guide

Family event survival guide

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

While family events may be enjoyable for those who consider themselves to be extroverts, that’s not the case for everyone. Personally, I’ve spent the majority of my time at my relative's houses hiding in the bathroom or playing on my phone, hoping that no one asks how “I’m really doing” or...

TKC tries a guessing game

TKC tries a guessing game

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Video

8 TKC staffers try to determine what a mysterious object is. Watch as they get confused, grossed out and eventually learn what they have been looking at. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music...

Top five art pieces of 2018

Top five art pieces of 2018

TKC Staff

January 2, 2019


Filed under Art

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman - art by Bismah Syed Policing the minority with the majority - art by Catherine McCandless The 'N' Word - art by Thora Pearson Student journalist opinions on The New York Times op-ed - art by Maggie Burton Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove? - art by Grace Ferguson...

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...

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...

Ahed Tamimi Freed

Ahed Tamimi Freed

Bismah Syed, artist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Art

17 year-old Ahed Tamimi was freed from Israeli prison after serving an 8 month sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier. Tamimi became well known due to a video that was released of her standing up to the soldier. On Dec. 15, just before the incident, the same soldier had severely wounded Ahed Tamimi's...

How to Walk Out

How to Walk Out

Atja Imamovic, writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under 2018 New Staff Stories

As political activism finds its way into America’s schools, so does debate over how it should be displayed. While activists may share political opinions, they have adverse approaches on how to demonstrate them. KHS was no stranger to political activism after students organized a walkout protesting ...

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