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The Kirkwood Call

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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

I have always been a dreamer, constantly lost in my imagination and books. That’s why I started writing. Once I got to an age where I could no longer sneak books into class, I had to find some way to pass the time at school, so I wrote stories.

Senior Column: Kailey Shirrell

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor May 16, 2022

College: University of Missouri Major: Psychology Hush, gather around, and pull up a chair. Let me tell you a story. It might even have a moral.  I have always been a dreamer, constantly lost...

“[Fashion is] a means to express myself,” Ezra Birman, senior, said. “I can’t imagine a world where I didn’t dress like this.”
Art by Ally Hudson

In-depth: Clothing ≠ gender

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor March 30, 2022

In the 10th century Persian men used to wear high heels to keep their shoes in their stirrups, and in the 1920s pink was the perfect color for boys, as a softer version of the masculine color red. Harry...

Lil Nas X pioneered the way artists market their music on TikTok, and Martine and Barlow introduced a way for artists to create music with more independence.

TikTok music marketing 101

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor February 28, 2022

*Opinions From SoundCloud rappers to YouTube stars, independent music artists are not a new phenomenon. Several of these musicians have even come from Kirkwood such as Lane Fox better known as ratbeak...

Galentines Day is the perfect time to celebrate yourself and your friends.

Galentine’s Day activities

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor February 21, 2022

It’s February — stores are overloaded with violently pink hearts, teddy bears and enough chocolate to rot your teeth just by looking at it. If you’re someone who loves love, you’re totally in your...

Five things to look forward to in 2022

Five things to look forward to in 2022

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor January 6, 2022

Welcome to 2022, an entertainment year unlike any other. There are so many things to watch, do and explore. From video games to meteor showers, 2022 has it all. With the fast paced year of 2021, take 2022...

Which Red (Taylor’s Version) song are you?

Which Red (Taylor’s Version) song are you?

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor November 30, 2021

Coffee, scarves, heartbreak, autumn leaves and new beginnings make “Red." A central theme of the album is change — specifically romantic. “Red” is a relatable album that deals with heartbreak and...

Connor Chapman, senior,  and KHS varsity hockey teammates embrace after a game.

Way more than a game

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor November 1, 2021

The slap of wood on plastic is his only clue before a high speed puck slams into his foot; breaking it. But the story doesn’t start there. Let's go back to the beginning. It all started at the age of...

On Sept. 1, 2021 Texas signed into law a bill (also known as the Texas Heartbeat Act) that makes abortions illegal after the first six weeks of pregnancy – when you can first detect a heartbeat. Another aspect of the bill is that citizens can sue those who have had an abortion or have helped with abortion in any way for up to $10,000 in legal fees. Art by Laurel Seidensticker.

An undue burden

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor September 27, 2021

Heartbeats have always had everlasting effects on culture and society. They have even spurned poetry and great literature, leading to works such as The Tell Tale Heart or even many of Shakespeare’s sonnets....

Back to school also means back to awkward group projects.

How to be social in high school

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor August 25, 2021

*This piece is entirely satirical  Dear freshmen, sophomores and juniors: as you are all still mentally freshman (due to COVID-19 complications), I feel it is my duty, like Janis Ian from Mean Girls,...

Senior Profile: Melodie Heaps

Senior Profile: Melodie Heaps

Kailey Shirrell, opinion's writer June 22, 2020

As she looked around at her classmates preparing college applications and stressing about extracurriculars, she realized college wasn’t a path she wanted to follow. Instead, Melodie Heaps, senior, decided...

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