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The Kirkwood Call

Emma Frizzells, art editor, take on favorite comfort movie.

Artists’ take #9: Favorite comfort movie

January 11, 2022

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for “Artists’ Take.” This cycle’s prompt is “favorite comfort movie.” “Artists’ Take” is an opportunity for TKC’s artists...

Every day, students walk past these snack and drink-filled machines, but instead of using them, they complain that they are closed during school hours.

Locked up

Elizabeth Niedringhaus, features writer January 5, 2022

This piece is entirely satirical Dear KHS administrators,  Why do you hate us? KHS students want to be able to use the vending machines. Every day, students walk past these snack and drink-filled...

14 months later: Art, art by Laurel Seidensticker.

Top five art visuals of 2021

TKC Staff December 30, 2021

The TKC art staff works throughout the year to create their own individual pieces along with art that enhances TKC's written stories. Here are TKC's top five art pieces of 2021. 14 months later:...

Portrait of KHS senior Meg Bjorkman in vibrant colors, drawn by Merry Schlarman.

Art Gallery: Faces of KHS

TKC followed the theme “Everybody has a story” where staffers highlighted random KHS students. For this prompt art staffers drew portraits of randomly assigned KHS students. The art staff used a spectrum...

A self-portrait that shows the ups and downs of the past year

Juxtaposition – Liv Timp

Liv Timp, artist May 17, 2021

COVID-19 brought me so much bad, and good. But it was hard to see through the negatives that came with living through a pandemic at 16. Dealing with anti-maskers or COVID-19 deniers (sometimes in my family),...

The past 14 months have consisted of five stages of grief. I didn’t go through these stages just once. I go through them everyday.

Control – Maya Kim

Maya Kim, social media editor May 13, 2021

The past 14 months have consisted of five stages of grief. First came denial. There is no way we can return to school with the rise of COVID-19 cases recently. Returning to in-person learning in November...

From complications with attending school, to being unable to visit with friends and family, everyone has lost some aspect of what they perceive to be “normal.” As the pandemic begins to cool down after a long year, KHS students reflect over all that has happened. 
Art by Liv Timp.

Reflecting on one year of COVID-19

Maya Kim and Liv Timp March 22, 2021

Questions like “How long do you think we’ll be out of school for?” and “Are you excited to do school online for the next few weeks?” were all anyone could talk about during the weeks leading...

After winter break, it can be difficult to find the motivation to do school assignments.

How to survive second semester

Lydia Drake, entertainment writer February 15, 2021

Second semester has arrived, which means the days of endlessly scrolling through TikTok and watching Netflix over winter break are behind us. After pushing through first semester finals, finding any motivation...

Malik Spinks, junior, takes part in the march.

Photo gallery: BLM march

Ella Davies, Sophia Beckmann, and Lawrence McKee January 20, 2021

In response to the recent vandalism of racial slurs spray-painted on Kirkwood High School, North Kirkwood Middle School and Nipher Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 6, KHS students held a Black Lives Matter...

Gabrielle Cannon, junior, poses in front of her favorite album: Mojo by Evann McIntosh.

Photo Gallery: students recreate their favorite album covers

Elizabeth Riti, photographer October 19, 2020

TKC previously had teachers recreate popular album covers Now it's the students' turn to recreate their favorites. "A lot of the music I listen to leads to empowerment, just like the album I recreated,"...

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