The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

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...

Off the top of my head, I can name more people than fingers on my hand who struggle with mental illness.

It’s just teen angst

Kailey Shirrell, opinions writer March 24, 2020

Off the top of my head, I can name more people than fingers on my hand who struggle with mental illness. The funny thing is, I learned about mental illness years before I was ever taught about it, and...

Two kids stand on the runway and pose for a picture during an annual Fashion Show FOKWC hosts.

Top five features stories from 2019

TKC Staff December 27, 2019

The features staff on TKC aims to tell stories that need to be told. This past year the features section told stories ranging from an aspiring entrepreneur in our own high school with "Creating Cash Cult"...

What parents see when they see a child playing a violent video game.

Video games are brain food

Kailey Shirrell, opinions writer November 8, 2019

Growing up I heard time and time again how video games were not good for you and that many parents limited their kid's video game time. They did this because they wanted their kids to do something healthy...

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