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 in this cartoon, creating an over-the-top "promposal" might have been a time-consuming project.   ...

Which Valentine’s Day candy are you?

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

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 a variety of sugary sweets, take this quiz to find out which Valentine’s candy you are most like. (func...

Editorial Cartoon: Dangers of Airpods

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

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 of oncoming traffic or in the hallway right when someone opens their classroom door. To all the...

“Pumpkinheads” review

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.

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: tasty at first, but bland once the sugar high wears off. Those who loved Rowell’s classics, like Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, might...

“This Is How It Always Is” review

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. 

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 wishes to wear princess dresses around the house and bikinis to the pool, but once school begins, R...

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

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

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. "It went really well. I think we learned a lot," Eileen Finley, junior, said. "We learned the new...

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 a song that matches that scenario. Players take turns playing their songs and the judge picks the...

It’s not SAD after all

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

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 worry if you’re currently in a romantic relationship; there’s always next year. And that othe...

Issues: cyberbullying

Cyberbullies who hide behind a screen don't see the emotional response of their target.

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 first impulse is to respond immediately. Social media dominates the way our generation communicates...

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