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The Kirkwood Call

Editorial Cartoon: COVID-19, cloud 9?

Editorial Cartoon: COVID-19, cloud 9?

Catherine Butler, copy editor April 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented, so there's no right or wrong way to feel about it. Use this cartoon to help identify how you might be feeling and to get ideas for how you can spend time in quarantine.

Editorial Cartoon: Half-baked

Editorial Cartoon: Half-baked

Catherine Butler, copy editor April 25, 2020

Even though high schools across the nation have postponed or canceled their proms, this cartoon depicts what this year's spring might have looked like if COVID-19 never happened. For people like the character...

There are plenty of other Valentines Day candies besides the classic box of chocolates; find out which one matches your personality.

Which Valentine’s Day candy are you?

Catherine Butler, copy editor February 13, 2020

Every year on Valentine’s Day, you might wonder what type of sweets you should get your S.O. Or, if you’re single, which confections you should stock up on when they go on sale Feb. 15. While you try...

Airpods and other wireless earbuds are becoming increasingly popular, allowing people to listen to their favorite tunes everywhere they go.

Editorial Cartoon: Dangers of Airpods

Catherine Butler, copy editor January 21, 2020

Airpods and other wireless earbuds are becoming increasingly popular, allowing people to listen to their favorite tunes everywhere they go. For Kirkwood students, "everywhere" seems to include in the path...

Rainbow Rowell fans, you’re in for a treat as sticky-sweet as caramel: tasty at first, but bland once the sugar high wears off.

“Pumpkinheads” review

Catherine Butler, copy editor November 1, 2019

Rating: 6/10 Author: Rainbow Rowell Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks Page Number: 211 Genre: graphic novel, romance Rainbow Rowell fans, you’re in for a treat as sticky-sweet as caramel:...

Unlike most LGBTQ+ novels, this story is told from the parents’ perspective, delving into their effort to comprehend that their little boy doesn’t, in fact, feel like a boy. 

“This Is How It Always Is” review

Catherine Butler and Sophie Chappell October 29, 2019

When three-year-old Claude says he wants to be a girl when he grows up, parents Rosie and Penn don’t question it. He also wants to be a scientist, a train and an ice cream cone. At first, Claude simply...

Eileen Finley, junior, pivots around Catherine Butler, sophomore, to find an opening to throw in.

Photo gallery: women’s ultimate frisbee practice 4/13/19

Morgan Gindler, photographer April 16, 2019

The Kirkwood Women's Ultimate team had practice at North Kirkwood Middle School on 4/13/19. They mainly scrimmaged in order to practice their new defensive strategies for their next game against Marquette....

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

Catherine Butler, opinions writer February 14, 2019

Cupid Shuffle is a Valentine's Day themed card game, similar to Mixtape and Apples to Apples. One player, the judge, will select a card describing a scenario, and each of the other players will think of...

Singles Awareness Day isn’t limited to platonic or familial love— it can also be about pampering oneself, something many people forget about.

It’s not SAD after all

Catherine Butler, opinions writer February 10, 2019

Over three quarters of KHS students have been missing out on an international holiday. So for the 76.5 percent of you (244/319) who haven’t heard of Singles Awareness Day, it’s time to celebrate. Don’t...

Cyberbullies who hide behind a screen dont see the emotional response of their target.

Issues: cyberbullying

Catherine Butler, opinions writer November 29, 2018

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our...

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