The Kirkwood Call

Fall drink guide

Fall drink guide

Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer

November 18, 2019

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Back to snacks

Back to snacks

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

August 21, 2018

I get it. You're always hungry. You don't eat breakfast and then you forget your lunch and get stuck eating cafeteria food. By the time you get home from school you're exhausted and starving. You could munch on some candy bars or load up on potato chips but you know you're still going to be hungry five m...

Sleep: a waste of time

Sleep: a waste of time

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

May 15, 2018

As the school year draws to close, students are more stressed than ever with finals, AP tests and homework. We have minimal time to relearn much of the year’s content for each class. Loads of work exhaust students and ensure we suffer late into the night. Getting a healthy amount of sleep is more difficu...

Eight foods you think are healthy, but aren’t

Eight foods you think are healthy, but aren’t

Katie Judd, copy editor

January 22, 2018

Many people go through life eating foods they think are healthy for them but are not. TKC lists eight misleading foods with healthy alternatives to better suffice your diet. art by Catherine McCandless...

Don’t panic, it’s organic

Don’t panic, it’s organic

Kate Hennessey, sports editor

October 12, 2017

Snacking around three to four times throughout the day is an essential part of maintaining energy for after-school sports. Many high schoolers can struggle with receiving the right amount of energy for games and practices because of their tight schedules. However, snacks packed with unsaturated fats an...

Healthy after school snack alternatives

Healthy after school snack alternatives

Anna Mullendore, features writer

May 17, 2015

Fruity Graham Crackers Spread blueberry yogurt or a yogurt of your liking, on a graham cracker. Top with slices of banana, mini chocolate chips and dried cranberries.     Nutty Pretzel Sticks Spread peanut butter on a pretzel stick with a knife. Roll in chopped nuts or dri...

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015

Anna Mullendore Getting enough sleep is vital for your nervous system, thus crucial to your concentration, coordination and memory. But when a student’s lack of sleep is due to early morning reviews, demanding classes and other extracurriculars, sleep falls down the priority totem pole. There’s no magic potion to passing that Honors Precalculus te...

Eat what you want

Eat what you want

Alexa Kannenberg, opinions editor

February 20, 2015

"Wow nice salad.” “Why do you go to the gym? You’re so skinny.” “Ew why are you eating kale?” Whether it’s at a restaurant or in the cafeteria, I hear these comments all the time. To someone who values living a healthy lifestyle, these comments are just obnoxious. The people who make...

Good eats: the stomach rules the mind

Good eats: the stomach rules the mind

Katie Woodruff, news writer

February 20, 2015

Chick-fil-a: Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap Total Calories: 340   Chipotle: Vegetarian burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce and roasted chili corn salsa Total Calories: 385   Taco Bell: Fresco chicken soft taco and Fresco crunchy taco Total C...

Salad, please.

Salad, please.

Chloë King, web staff

September 17, 2014

Those days of feeling like a total pig after ordering so much McDonalds that it looks like you’re eating for two are (possibly) over. According to a new study published by Nutrition and Diabetes, you can rewire your brain to want healthy food.  13 overweight adults were either given nutrition p...

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