The Kirkwood Call

Teachers share their in-person teaching experiences

In the first two weeks of in-person learning, virtual and in-person teachers came across issues ranging from virtual students not getting the focus they need, to adjusting their lessons to the new schedule.
Maya Kim, social media editor December 2, 2020

It has been three weeks since students and teachers returned to KHS for in-person learning. As of Nov. 23, 1,090 students are in-person, 610 opted for virtual, and 106 are in quarantine (note: these numbers...

Fall recipes

Your next fall activity will pair nicely with a yummy fall treat. Try out these different recipes to enhance the season.
Maya Kim, social media editor November 5, 2020

Visiting the apple orchard, carving pumpkins and watching scary movies are staple fall activities. But they are all missing one element that makes everything a million times better - food. Who doesn’t...

TikTok: the snowflake of social media apps

TikTok, once a lip-syncing app with the name Musical.ly, has seen shocking success during the three years it has been living on homescreens. This successful app is like no other, with an extremely flexible algorithm and a diverse variety of content creators. TikTok is seemingly winning the social media race.
Maya Kim, social media editor October 27, 2020

From retweeting a Twitter post, to snapchatting a picture of the ceiling to a friend, social media makes an appearance in people’s lives every day. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat...

Political issue: How KHS students were politically active over the summer

From campaigning for a local representative to utilizing their social media platforms, TKC was able to highlight a few ways KHS students participated in politics. 
Maya Kim and Ava Duggin October 19, 2020

Many students made an effort to be politically active over the summer months. From campaigning for a local representative to utilizing their social media platforms, TKC was able to highlight a few ways...

Students opinions on the cancellation of moderate to high contact sport competitions

KHS students have actively voiced their conflicting opinions on social media regarding the cancellation of moderate to high contact sport competitions.
Maya Kim and Ava Duggin September 21, 2020

St. Louis county executive, announced that high and moderate frequency contact sports such as football, soccer and volleyball, would continue to practice, but would not be able to play in games. Since...

How e-learning has affected teachers and students

March 13, 2020. This Friday wasn’t categorized by scares, screams or gore — but it was the final day before a frightening reality for KSD students began: the end of normalcy.
Maya Kim, features writer May 19, 2020

March 13, 2020. This Friday wasn’t categorized by scares, screams or gore — but it was the final day before a frightening reality for KSD students began: the end of normalcy. This was the last day...

10 stories that don’t have anything to do with COVID-19

With COVID-19 taking over, a bit of perspective might be needed. Read these stories to see what else is going on in the world.
Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 26, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 made landfall in January, the virus has been dominating the news cycle. Between online school and state mandates, it can feel like coronavirus is taking over. But it’s not. Here are...

Adoption through a different lens

It’s the soon-to-be big sister, waiting to share her room with a new family member. It’s a mother who has been working through the adoption process for years, and is ready to call a child her own. It’s the cat who knows that their tail is going to be pulled by a pair of tiny hands. Whether it’s international or domestic, everyone involved has their personal view of adoption.
Maya Kim, features writer March 13, 2020

From the little girl meeting her forever family for the first time, to the first time mother finally getting to sign the adoption papers. Adoption is a life changing word that impacts many people, and...

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation
Maya Kim, features writer March 13, 2020

Waking up at 6 a.m. just to get patted down at security, then wait another two hours to board a seven hour flight without having eaten anything for breakfast has to be the worst part of traveling. Leaving...

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Review

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic?
Maya Kim, features writer January 20, 2020

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic? It’s the one with Zac Efron dancing with a basketball in a gym. The one with teens dancing on the lunch tables...

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