The Kirkwood Call

In defense of quarantine

Rachel Finan, health and wellness editor

April 9, 2020

Going on a run through Kirkwood, I see boys playing lacrosse on the closed KHS football field, girls hammocking in the park, and as soon as I get home, I see people posting on social media together and other runners who filmed a time trial together. These were all posted after the stay at home order wa...

In defense of leaving

Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor

April 9, 2020

I think I am going crazy. I have been stuck in my small house with only my dad and zero social interactions (unless you count the awkward glance from the Walmart cashier who thinks I may carry a disease I have no symptoms of). Yes, the coronavirus is serious and those who are feeling sick should isolate...

It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

Kara and I wanted to show how emotionally manipulative partners in relationships control their partners similar to how puppeteers maneuver marionettes.

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

March 25, 2019

There came a point where whenever he’d embrace me, I’d grow tense. I never knew if he’d try to force me to do something I didn’t want to do. When I was in his arms, I felt trapped. I anticipated his next attempt to pressure me or move my hand for me. I was always on guard.   I remember know...

Student journalist opinions on The New York Times anonymous op-ed

Student journalist opinions on the New York Times anonymous op-ed

Thomas Birmingham, Adler Bowman, Izzy Colón, and Bridget Killian

September 20, 2018

Many consider the anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times on Sept. 5, authored by a senior executive claiming to be part of the resistance within the Trump administration, to be unprecedented in both journalism and politics. Opinions on the ethics behind the editorial’s publication range tremendously....

Senior column: Allie Hickenbotham

Senior column: Allie Hickenbotham

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

April 30, 2018

On the corner of Hawbrook and Sappington Road sits a neighborhood market known as Hanneke’s. About a mile from North Glendale Elementary, it became a tradition to walk there after school with my friends every Friday in fifth grade. We’d all try to walk next to each other in a line to talk, even though...

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

KHS student

March 2, 2018

Since early 2017, many things in my life have started fading away: my closest friend, my hobbies, my motivation. With school ramping up and nothing good coming out of it, I hit a real rough patch and started to let all these things fall by the wayside in an attempt to be a person I thought would app...

Thank You.

Thank You.

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

May 3, 2016

I was not ready to write this column. I’ve been throwing around ideas about what to write since freshman year (jumping the gun and assuming I would be a staff member). When I decided I wanted to graduate early at the beginning of this semester, I realized I couldn’t have made it through high schoo...

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