The Kirkwood Call

You must be yolking

Malcia Greene, associate editor

September 30, 2019

“First Watch at 9 a.m.?” It’s a text from my dad. The last way I’d like to spend a Sunday morning is by getting dragged out of bed for the “most important meal of the day.” But do I have the heart to tell him? Absolutely not. He’s just a simple, sweet Midwesterner who has a fondness for f...

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Lindsay McCarthy, features writer

September 30, 2019

Breakfast is undeniably the most important meal of the day. When it comes to delicious foods and variety: breakfast is the meal with it all.


“With my own confidence, [I know] my personality is going to take me much farther in life,” Mary said. “That’s the way God intended it to be.

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

March 1, 2019

Mary stopped her followers mid-scroll Jan. 6, 2019. Photos of her unsucked-in, relaxed stomach showed on her Instagram account that day, and not by accident. “I posted those photos because I see all the perfect people on Instagram,” Mary said. “When I don’t pose perfectly, I don’t look like ...

Brainstorm: Living with epilepsy

Photo by Morgan Gindler and illustration by Annie O'Brien

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

December 12, 2018

Some high school freshmen stress over who they are going to eat lunch with. Others stress about their physics grade, worried their low B will drop. Others worry about which shirt they should wear on any given day. But for Cameron Schulze, freshman, his worries are vastly different. “I just have th...

The depiction of addiction

 “We get students to see that initially addiction starts out as a choice, but later becomes a disease of the brain.

Amelia Hurley, features writer

December 1, 2018

Sleep deprivation, low energy and harsh mood swings are characteristics often associated with teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States saw a 2.4 percent increase for teenage opioid overdose from 2014-2015. Due to this, KHS health teachers have stressed the importance of healthy decision making from early ...

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

Grace Klebe, news editor

September 27, 2018

Fifty one percent (180/348) of KHS students think KSD needs a new plan to deal with the mental health of its students and staff. With no current district-wide plan in place, the school board submitted a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March 2018 asking for help from different organizations to form a ...

Keep it in the classroom

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

August 27, 2018

Online classes have the chance to change the education landscape at KHS in a massive way. In some ways good: it can create a way for students to get ahead and squeeze in that IP, which can lead to less stress both in and out of the classroom. For any students who find themselves out sick and missing s...

Go green?

Go green?

Ainsley Fox, writer

April 26, 2018


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