The Kirkwood Call

An ode to historical black colleges and universities

Well, the world isn’t 78% white, 3% Asian, 8% Black, 4% Hispanic, 3% International, 3% Bi-racial and 1% unknown either, but the University of Missouri is. 

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

March 29, 2020

*Disclaimer: TKC understands the potentially offensive use of the word choice in this article. After staff discussions and legal advice from the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), we decided to support the writer's decision. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or ...

Lizz Terry, junior and Khalil Webb, freshman: dating for four months

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

February 21, 2020

  They lived only seven minutes away from each other. Both juniors; one at KHS, one at WGHS, both attended the Friendship Dance separately and a year later, they met on Tumblr.  Molly Sheridan, senior, and Quinn Coffman, senior at WGHS, met each other on Tumblr after Coffman liked a post of...

Simple tips to ‘Treat Yo Self’

Self-care. The internet took it and ran with it to cover up many underlying issues surrounding mental health.

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

December 9, 2019

Self-care. The internet took it and ran with it to cover up many underlying issues surrounding mental health. According to Vice in “The Young and the Uncared For,” the rise of self care and the “treat yo-self” movement has taken a toxic form that hasn’t been helpful to people going through m...

Frank Ocean releases “DHL”

Cover of Frank Ocean's recent orignal single,

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 21, 2019

Frank Ocean released original single after two years, "DHL."

KHS Senior Jonah Roy releases album “Carpe Diem”

Jonah Roy, senior, released his second album, “Carpe Diem” on October 17, 2019.

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 18, 2019

Jonah Roy, Senior released his second full album, "Carpe Diem" on October 17, 2019

Love, lust and drugs

Lana Del Rey's

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 17, 2019

Lana Del Rey's "Norman _______ Rockwell" Is much different from her past albums, from everything to sound and cover.

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

February 14, 2019

Cupid Shuffle is a Valentine's Day themed card game, similar to Mixtape and Apples to Apples. One player, the judge, will select a card describing a scenario, and each of the other players will think of a song that matches that scenario. Players take turns playing their songs and the judge picks the...

Coiled in beauty standards

art by Bismah Syed

Genevieve Francois and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

January 17, 2019

We remember in preschool being told by other kids we were ugly because our lips were too big and brown and our hair was weird.  From then on we tried everything to make our hair look as “white” as possible. We used to ask our moms over and over why we couldn’t just have straight hair. Whatever wa...

Culture appropriation vs. appreciation

photo courtesy of Google under the Creative Commons license

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, writer

May 21, 2018

Culture appropriation, according to Oxford Dictionary is  “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture” Cultural appropriation is a hot topic that always seems to poke its head out during Coachella s...

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