The Kirkwood Call

Throughout the pandemic, I have admired humanity's ability to adapt.

Adaptability – Sim Khanuja

Sim Khanuja, opinions writer May 17, 2021

If someone told me 14 months ago that we would attend school through a computer screen, I never would’ve believed them. Heck, last year the word “Zoom” wasn’t even a part of my vocabulary, but...

Over the past 14 months, I've experienced a lot of change in my life.

Change – Lydia Drake

Lydia Drake, entertainment writer May 13, 2021

I’ve experienced a lot of change over the past 14 months. No, I didn’t dye my hair or switch the way I dressed, but it's still hard to believe I am the same person today as I was 14 months ago.  The...

My last 14 months have been nothing

Rethinking – Kinley Bokermann

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer May 13, 2021

Dear Corona,  Speaking for most of us, we didn't think you were going to be staying this long. And frankly, after causing 14 months of worldwide panic, you have exceeded your stay (as if we ever invited...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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