The Kirkwood Call

Fill your feed; Black Lives Matter accounts to follow

The Stlreentryfund helps formerly incarcerated people reenter into society.

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor

August 26, 2020

As people rushed to post a black square on Tuesday, June 2, the growing need to stay informed and self-educated has become increasingly apparent. Feeds filled with all black screens highlighted those who simply took a one-and-done approach with the black out, set to amplify Black voices, are being increas...

Instagram images

Some KHS students want their Instagram accounts to look perfect.

Ava Duggin, features writer

March 24, 2020

It’s the weekend. Taylor Losse, junior, is headed to her friend’s farm. While envisioning the flower field she plans to take pictures in, she looks in the mirror and asks herself, “Have I posted in this outfit before?” She double checks her appearance because after adding a VSCO filter, sh...

The Brain Issue: 12 accounts and counting

Social media isn’t just addictive, it changes the way we view ourselves and our peers. 

Sophie Chappell, web editor

November 4, 2019

I have 12 social media accounts. I’m fully aware that it’s ridiculous, but before you lecture me about screen time, take a look at your phone. I’m not the only one with a problem here. On average, most people have between seven and eight apps that are considered social media according to Market...

How to Become an Instagram Influencer

Don't mind my date card, FabFitFun box and oops, my Bachelor rose.

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

August 29, 2019

Only 500 followers? You've got to be kidding me. Now is your chance for fame, and don't let it slip through your thumbs. Here is how to become an Instagram Influencer...

Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove?

Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove?

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

November 23, 2018

“I’m on Instagram all the time. I like to know what's going on in people's lives. I find myself checking Instagram in class, at night before I go to bed, [and] when I get home from school, always.”   Since fourth grade, Drew Cherry, freshman, has been a self-described, active Instag...

TKC podcast: meme culture in 2018

TKC podcast: meme culture in 2018

Benji Wilton, Carter Philipp, and Naomi Thomson

November 16, 2018

Disclaimer: this episode contains language that may be offensive to some listeners. Why is internet humor so unique? Why have memes enthralled our society? In this podcast, Benji Wilton, Carter Philipp and Naomi Thomson dive into these questions, and examine the wide variety of memes on the inte...

The 10 most Instagrammable locations in STL

The 10 most Instagrammable locations in STL

Grace Klebe, news editor

October 25, 2018

Locations: Kaldis and City Garden 808 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63101   Graffiti Wall Chouteau Ave & S Leonor K Sullivan Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63102   City Museum 750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103   Crown Candy Kitchen 1401 St Louis Ave, St. Louis, ...

How to document your teenage life

art courtesy of Venngage under the Creative Commons License

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

January 30, 2018

Physics classes and trips to Pioneer Perks slowly seem to blend together. Before you know it, the awkward freshman version of yourself will be four years taller and smarter. You don’t want to forget the inside jokes and projects that kept you up all night. Here are five easy ways to document your high...

Kirkwood vs. Jefferson City football game Aug. 25

Kirkwood vs. Jefferson City football game Aug. 25

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

September 5, 2017

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Love at first snap?

Love at first snap?

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

March 22, 2017

You pull out your phone and check your notifications. Nothing. You start to panic. They haven’t liked your last post on Instagram. They haven’t replied to your most recent Snapchat. You start to wonder whether you have done something to upset your boyfriend or girlfriend. A familiar question plants itse...

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