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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Concussions were an issue that affected 15% of high school students in 2017.

The Brain Issue: Long term impact

Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer November 6, 2019

Kade Kenter, sophomore, is hanging out with friends when he goes from happy to depressed with no warning. His friends are unfazed. This has happened before.  Madeline Brackney, junior, sits in class...

According to Nationwide Childrens Hospital, the average teenager needs nine and a half hours of sleep each night.

The Brain Issue: You don’t snooze, you lose

Grace Klebe, print managing editor November 5, 2019

Every night, she would lay there, eyes shut, waiting for sleep to come. It never did.  She wondered, is this normal? She assumed it was.  In middle school when her therapist told her she had insomnia,...

KHS students discuss Synesthesia

KHS students discuss Synesthesia

Kate Schreiber, features writer November 4, 2019

KHS students Audrey Blaine, sophomore, Genevieve Francois, junior, and Max Reinert, senior, discuss their experiences living with Synesthesia and how it relates to letters, people and music.   Music...

Have you ever wondered which side of your brain you use the most? Do you tend to be more artistic or more logical? This quiz will let you know!

Left or right brain?

Kailey Shirrell, opinions writer October 28, 2019
Discover out-of-the-box ideas on how to keep your mind sharp and ready for anything.

6 ways to improve your brain

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer October 24, 2019

As high schoolers, keeping our brains healthy might be the last thing on our minds (no pun intended). Clubs, sports, friends and homework are first priority, so there’s not much time to worry about the...

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer May 15, 2018

As the sun lingers in the sky for a few minutes longer each day, our daydreams of summer no longer seem unrealistic. Ignoring the nag of our alarms and turning our history notes into doodles would be too...

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor November 6, 2015

The right prefrontal cortex lights up the pleasure centers in the brain like a Christmas tree. Endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine are released from the limbic system. These chemicals surge the...

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

Anna Mullendore, features writer April 26, 2015

Anna Mullendore Getting enough sleep is vital for your nervous system, thus crucial to your concentration, coordination and memory. But when a student’s lack of sleep is due to early morning reviews,...

Senior profile: Taylor Welch

Senior profile: Taylor Welch

Lindsay Huck, features writer April 20, 2015

Hysterically crying in her mom’s arms, Taylor Welch sat in a hospital bed after finding out that her doctors discovered a brain tumor. However,in a matter of three days, 70 percent of Taylor’s brain...

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