The Kirkwood Call

Senior Column: Malcia Greene

Truth be told, I’ve enjoyed being the jester and not always the ringmaster.

Malcia Greene, associate editor

June 11, 2020

College: University of Missouri Major: Journalism  “Steve,” my mom stammered. “Have you seen our daughter’s Instagram?” My dad had not. “Clown College ’24” my new bio proudly read. Part of me needed a filler while waiting to hear back from universities while part of me ne...

Senior Column: Charlotte Heinrich

Art by Grayson Joyce.

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

May 27, 2020

College: The College of Charleston Majors: Business and Hospitality, with a minor in Historical Preservation A lot of people don’t know I have a sister. Eleanor, who we call El, is 6 years older than me. To top it off, little miss smarty pants skipped a grade, creating a seven-grade difference...

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation

Maya Kim, features writer

March 13, 2020

Waking up at 6 a.m. just to get patted down at security, then wait another two hours to board a seven hour flight without having eaten anything for breakfast has to be the worst part of traveling. Leaving home for a week or two can be exciting, but it can also be unnecessarily inconvenient. To survi...

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Review

Miss Americana art

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

February 28, 2020

*This article contains spoilers for Miss Americana. TW: sexual assault/groping, eating disorders. When you hear the name Taylor Swift, what comes to mind? Everyone has a different perception of who she is, her music and what she values. No matter who you are and how you feel about Swift, Miss Americana...

The Brain Issue: An unforgettable memory

Jake Hausler, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) sophomore, knew he was different since kindergarten, and testing confirmed he had HSAM in 2013. In 2014, his family shared on “60 Minutes” that they realized he had more than just a good memory when he recalled details about the exact day their dog threw up a year later. 

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

November 4, 2019

Imagine waking up and remembering what happened on a random day 12 years ago – not just main events, but specific details.

“Pumpkinheads” review

Rainbow Rowell fans, you’re in for a treat as sticky-sweet as caramel: tasty at first, but bland once the sugar high wears off.

Catherine Butler, copy editor

November 1, 2019

Rating: 6/10 Author: Rainbow Rowell Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks Page Number: 211 Genre: graphic novel, romance Rainbow Rowell fans, you’re in for a treat as sticky-sweet as caramel: tasty at first, but bland once the sugar high wears off. Those who loved Rowell’s classics, like Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, might...

Smile, you’re on transcript

Many students devote their high school years to meeting the requirements for college, only to find another four years waiting for them once theyve been accepted.

Megan Glasgow, Features writer

October 27, 2019

Whether or not you’re trying to secure a spot at an Ivy League, your college stakes are high. Find out the effects of this excessive pressure on students.

iSpy: Stalking made easy

Freedom – isn’t that what every teen wants? In our current technologically-advanced society, it’s simple, especially with Life360! 

Maddie Meyers, editor-in-chief

October 4, 2019

Freedom – isn’t that what every teen wants? In our current technologically-advanced society, it’s simple, especially with Life360!  Life360 is an app which allows parents to track their kids 24/7 and receive notifications whenever their kid arrives somewhere or if their phone is dying. It even repo...

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