The Kirkwood Call

Go ask your mom

In our household, my moms work very hard to parent each of us to our own needs.

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

March 31, 2019

We were in the car driving back from one of my weekly therapy sessions, and my mom started talking about Suzan, her best friend at the time. She took a deep breath and said she had to tell me something. “Suzan and I… are dating,” she said. “I knew it! I knew it!” (because I had, in fact, pre...

Talkin’ ‘Bout Words

Talkin' 'Bout Words

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, copy editor

February 11, 2016

“You’re being so retarded,” I hear a girl mindlessly criticize her friend. I hear a boy in my Honors Biology class remark, “You look like a hobo.” Infuriated with her latest assignment, I hear a sophomore carelessly say, “Mr. Smith is so gay for giving us this work.” On a daily basis, I he...

Neutral is normal

Neutral is normal

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

May 12, 2015

They might make up only 0.3 percent of the population of the United States, according to Gary J. Gates. It might be something people aren’t used to. It might be something people are afraid of talking about. But a person who is transgender should not be “known” for anything. People who are transgender a...

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