The Kirkwood Call

It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

Kara and I wanted to show how emotionally manipulative partners in relationships control their partners similar to how puppeteers maneuver marionettes.

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

March 25, 2019

There came a point where whenever he’d embrace me, I’d grow tense. I never knew if he’d try to force me to do something I didn’t want to do. When I was in his arms, I felt trapped. I anticipated his next attempt to pressure me or move my hand for me. I was always on guard.   I remember know...

It’s a date

“I feel like even if you date someone and it goes terribly wrong it teaches you something,” Finley said.

Grace Fearheiley, web staffer

March 15, 2019

Most high schoolers have heard an older figure in their lives say they are too young to be in a serious relationship or in love. According to Eileen Finley, junior, who has been dating her boyfriend for over two years, this myth about young love has existed for an incredibly long time. Finley believes dati...

Turning to Tinder

Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen announced in 2014 that over 7 percent of Tinder users are between the ages of 13 and 17. Because the app requires a minimum age of 18, younger users post a fake age on their profiles. A recent TKC survey found 20 percent (63/318) of KHS students have created an account on an online dating app such as Tinder, Match and Grindr.

Adler Bowman, web editor

March 11, 2019

*This story contains anonymous sources Wanting to surprise herself on her eighteenth birthday, she decided to make some riskier plans than usual. Sophia*, senior, pocketed her pepper spray before sneaking out to a bowling alley to meet a boy she connected with through the social networking app Ti...

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