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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Many people are stuck inside their homes due to COVID-19.

How to stay sane in isolation

Lily Bartin, VoK editor March 17, 2020

First, it’s important to understand that preventative measures like isolation, social distancing and event cancellations are inconvenient for everyone, but should be taken seriously. While you may not...

On the line

On the line

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief September 28, 2018

A man stood on the side of the road, watching cars and busses and trucks go by. He thought of his kids. And he thought of the custody problems. He thought of his life. And he thought of running...

art by Lizzie Stobbe

Depression Q&A

Annie O'Brien, health + wellness editor September 24, 2018

“Siri, what does depression feel like?” “I’m not sure I understand your question. Would you like me to search the web for ‘what does depression feel like?’” The internet is great for...

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

TKC Staff February 15, 2018

When Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, established two upcoming no-homework weekends, students and teachers responded loudly. The trial came from an effort to release pressure on students so their mental...

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Simply Demi

Ally Ortmann, features writer October 25, 2017

As she sat down in class she was handed a note, opening it she found herself looking at a petition signed by her peers stating she should kill herself. Now, 13 years later, she is a world renowned popstar....

Draw it out: mental health

Draw it out: mental health

Katie Judd and Jane Stewart September 11, 2017

Katie Judd and Jane Stewart narrate the story of an anonymous KHS student who has dealt with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.* *Some facts were altered in order to keep anonymity. Click...

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Erin Kelly, managing editor April 23, 2017

KHS is sponsoring its second annual Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) April 24-28, 2017. The week was established with the goal of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness and adolescent suicide....

Chill pill

Chill pill

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer April 13, 2017

While she played guitar amongst her fellow band members, war was being waged between the opposing chemicals in her body. For Bridgett Field, junior, life is a fight between the two different medications...

Another nervous breakdown

Another nervous breakdown

Hannah Cohen, social media editor April 7, 2017

Once again, I wake up in a sweat. It’s the third time tonight since attempting to get a rare full eight hours of sleep. I try my best to throw out the recurring thoughts in my head, but they just won’t...

Suicide Awareness Week

Suicide Awareness Week

Mimi Wright, editor-in-chief May 4, 2016

In a given year, it is estimated up to 25 percent of adolescents will experience depression, and two-thirds of these adolescents will suffer in silence without getting the help they need, according to...

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