The Kirkwood Call

Sex has no place in sports

Sex has no place in sports

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 26, 2019

It’s an easy sell: sculpted supermodels posing in exotic locations wearing little to no clothing, right at the fingertips of anyone willing to fork over a few dollars. Every year, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition brings in about 7 percent of revenue for the renowned publication, according to F...

Starving for perfection

Starving for perfection

Adler Bowman, features writer

October 18, 2016

It all started with the goal of losing a few pounds, to be able to look in the mirror and see a skinny body that fits into society’s mold. For Taiye Joseph, sophomore, a brand new body was something she believed would fill her with confidence. In the summer before her freshman year, Joseph longed for a ...

You are real

You are real

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor

February 18, 2016

Teetering on stilettos with heels the size of their wrists, most models embrace an unrealistic body image. They grace billboards and strut down runways, making girls hungry for a distorted belief of beauty. As measuring tapes have tightened around model's waists, teenage girls’ ideas of beauty have shrunken to an idealiz...

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015

As June draws near, articles congest magazines, describing how to get ready for summer. Images and ads of perfectly sculpted models plaster the internet, and coupon books for swimsuit sales flood women’s mailboxes. It’s apparent to every woman across the nation “bikini” season has arrived with...

Skinny standards

Skinny standards

Ali Randazzo, web staff

February 1, 2015

Lately, it seems impossible to check Twitter without crazy dietary pills or extreme workouts cluttering my timeline. Stories of celebrities spending thousands of dollars in order to fit the Hollywood standard are not uncommon, and with social media spreading skinny standards, the search for a perfect...

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