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The Kirkwood Call

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The Kirkwood Call

TKC received the following letter from Ajah Green, senior, regarding teenager mental health.

Letter to the editor: Green discusses teen mental health

TKC Staff April 27, 2022

TKC received the following letter from A'jah Green, senior, regarding teenager mental health. I want to share some essential information regarding your health as an individual. The information I share...

Art by Morgan Hooker. 
“Everyone has something they are dealing with,” Robin Giden said.

Winter blues

Rachel Finan, web editor February 15, 2022

*This story discusses mental health topics that may be triggering to some readers. If you are experiencing a mental health issue and need help please refer to the resources listed at the bottom of this...

Lauryn Miller, 2017 KHS alumni and former UCLA basketball player, said mental health is becoming more talked about in sports. Art by Emma Frizzell.

Get your head in the game

Ava Duggin, web managing editor January 7, 2022

“Go hard, be aggressive.” She repeated in her head while warming up before each game. But this time was different. It was her first competition back after a concussion, and she was playing in her...

Someone needs to change the narrative, and it starts with KSD. We are not asking, but begging KSD to listen.

Call Ed: Mind over matter

TKC Staff January 6, 2022

 Julia Roberts, FACS teacher, walks into her first hour exhausted. She’s been up all night grading papers and is still falling behind. Then, she sees a classroom full of students who look equally drained....

Even though 11,656 athletes competed in Tokyo, one girl was the face of it all.

Mind over medal

Ava Duggin, web managing editor August 25, 2021

*Opinion One. That's how many people came to my mind when I thought about the 2020 Olympics. Even though 11,656 athletes competed in Tokyo, one girl was the face of it all. From life-size cutouts...

On the left side of the image, the girl is looking at her phone. On the right side, she is looking at her list of goals. The cool colors on the left half portray a gloomier feeling vs. the warm tones on the right half.

Refocus – Lila Shepard

Lila Shepard, features writer May 13, 2021

A cool breeze carried the smell of newly blooming flowers and the sound of birds singing. It was a normal spring day except for the halls buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Everyone was watching...

With athletes training their physical strengths, often their mental health is overlooked.

The game beyond the game

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer March 2, 2021

*Opinion After making the number one ranked USC volleyball team as a walk on, Victoria Garrick was overjoyed to finally be on the path to play for her dream college. Although finally living her dream,...

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

Suicide;

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor December 14, 2020

In order to avoid possibly triggering someone who is still  grieving, names of victims have been omitted.  If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255....

Students are overwhelmed by everything going on in the news and media

What’s on the mind of the students at KHS?

Kailey Shirrell, news editor October 20, 2020

The crushing hopelessness of seeing other people suffer, and knowing that you can do nothing to help them or change the situation. The wildfires in California are specifically scary for me. It stresses...

A student holds their head in their hands, as she tries to do her work.

Photo Gallery: virtual learning told through photos

Annie George, photographer September 28, 2020

Virtual learning has brought on a major change to our everyday lives. Being stuck at home, learning through a screen has caused many problems for students, parents and staff. "I am very thankful that...

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