The Kirkwood Call

Taking the spotlight

Music has never been just an option for Matt Hensley – it has always been a significant part of his life.
Emma Patt, entertainment editor December 11, 2020
Matt Hensley, senior at KHS, has had a unique connection with music since a young age.

VMA 2020 fashion review

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) looked different than previous years, but celebrities did not forget how to dress.
Caroline Steidley, opinions writer November 13, 2020

With all the COVID-19 guidelines in place, the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) looked a little different than previous years. As safety precautions are slowly returning to normal, one of the most popular...

Fall recipes

Your next fall activity will pair nicely with a yummy fall treat. Try out these different recipes to enhance the season.
Maya Kim, social media editor November 5, 2020

Visiting the apple orchard, carving pumpkins and watching scary movies are staple fall activities. But they are all missing one element that makes everything a million times better - food. Who doesn’t...

Top 3 best Tim Burton Halloween movies

Art by Laurel Seidensticker
Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer October 29, 2020

*warning: minor spoilers may be included  Halloween is almost here, and that means it might be time to cozy up by the fireplace and watch a movie guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. But if...

Returning to movie magic

Photo by Elizabeth Riti
Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer October 29, 2020

You find your seat in a dimly lit cinema. The scent of buttered popcorn wafts through the room as the previews roll. People come shuffling in as anticipation builds for the feature presentation. You’re...

TikTok: the snowflake of social media apps

TikTok, once a lip-syncing app with the name, has seen shocking success during the three years it has been living on homescreens. This successful app is like no other, with an extremely flexible algorithm and a diverse variety of content creators. TikTok is seemingly winning the social media race.
Maya Kim, social media editor October 27, 2020

From retweeting a Twitter post, to snapchatting a picture of the ceiling to a friend, social media makes an appearance in people’s lives every day. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat...

Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities

Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities
Thao-Vi Do, artist June 11, 2020

During quarantine, there really isn't much to do.  You can't physically go visit friends, and you're not really allowed to leave the house.  So above are just a few ideas of things you can try while...

Niall Horan’s “Heartbreak Weather” review

Niall Horan's
Lydia Drake, entertainment writer June 11, 2020

Niall Horan began his music career on the stage of ‘The X Factor’ in 2010, where the popular boy band One Direction was formed. After the band announced their hiatus in early 2016, Horan has released...

Tiger king review

Kinley Bokermann, writer May 4, 2020

Netflix’s “Tiger King” has taken the world by storm during quarantine and it is clear why. Think of the craziest, most interesting story possible. Whatever imagined is nowhere near as fascinating...

Team Joanna

Art by Emma Frizzell
Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer May 4, 2020

The coaches were in awe just by hearing her voice. They listened intently in their chairs for the next member of their team, ready to push their button. Thirty seconds in, one button is pushed, then two,...

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