The Kirkwood Call

Trivia Showdown: Roachez v. The Great Gang

Two trivia teams go head to head in a battle for the history books.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

“It’s always intense, the trivia.” Simao Drew, English teacher, said.  Every Friday for about 15 years, Drew has held a trivia match in his classroom. In August, he kicks off the year-long trivia tournament with a promise of extra credit for the winning team. Students have gotten more invest...

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...

A day in the life: Peyton Nico

Birdeye's view of the group's spot underneath the Sound of Music sign.

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

March 23, 2020

Noon, Jan. 31, 2020 — It was a Friday lunch for freshmen Charlie Blasingame, Nora Hamilton, Kylie Madden, Peyton Nico, Max Pitcher and Gwen Tilly. Second lunch, theater hallway, smack dab under the “Sound of Music” poster. Hamilton and Tilly said they get it: the tables are for the upperclassmen and they actually like sitting on the floor. So, an array of items scatter t...

12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs

Taylor Swift has released seven studio albums over the course of her career.

Ava Duggin, features writer

March 2, 2020

About 13 years ago Taylor Swift released her first song. After years and years of writing songs about star-crossed lovers and boys she will “never ever, ever, ever” date again, Swift’s career dazzles on. Swift has recently been recognized as “Artist of the Decade,” released “Lover” her 7th studio album, celebrated her 30th birthday, and just released “Miss Ameri...

After hours: A day in the life of a KHS custodian

Custodian Deborah Stovall’s laugh echoes as she jokes with her co-workers and goes about her daily routine— maintaining a clean learning environment for almost two thousand students.

Molly Higgins, opinions editor

February 25, 2020

The hallways of KHS are empty. It is a Friday afternoon, and students have gone home to relax after a long week, but the janitorial staff’s day has barely begun. Custodian Deborah Stovall’s laugh echoes as she jokes with her co-workers and goes about her daily routine— maintaining a clean lear...

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon

The face of democracy has changed a lot over the last 50 years.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

February 6, 2020

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon, My first question for you might seem a bit rude, but bear with me. Since 1994, your body has rested at your birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif., but I wanted to ask you this: if you still believe in God, are you watching life unfold from above us, or below? Our current presiden...

The Brain Issue: Political persuasion

Instead of pictures with their friends, teen's screens are full of political advertisements, endorsements and opinions.

Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor

November 4, 2019

As the day comes to an end, teens haul their heavy backpacks home. These exhausted students sit on their couches and pull out their phones to scroll through the latest posts they’ve missed. Instead of pictures with their friends, their screens are full of political advertisements, endorsements and opinions. Rather than relaxing, they see rant after rant and opinion after opinion. Their eventful days have bec...

Looking back on 750

A drive down N. Taylor Ave is a showcase of Kirkwood’s prime real estate. But for over six years, the nearly 2-acre lot where the historic house of 750 N. Taylor once stood, has been vacant.

Benji Wilton, print editor

October 21, 2019

Since 2013, the lot at 750 N. Taylor where the historic W.F. Warner House stood, has been empty. Read this story to find out about the current state of the lot, and how historic landmarks are preserved in Kirkwood.

Candy currency: A guide to trading candy

TKC artists depict the best ways to get good Halloween candy.

Mary Grace Heartlein, Catherine McCandless, and Katherine Stobbe

October 19, 2019

Have you ever wondered how to get the best candy on Halloween? View this art to find out.

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