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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Although it may seem unorganized, everything that’s unplanned isn’t always an obstacle.

Senior column: Merry Schlarman

Merry Schlarman, design editor May 16, 2022

College: Washington University in St. Louis Major: political science & philosophy If you really want to get to know me, you should look inside my laptop. Or, I should say, you should open it...

Adulthood is not determined by our age, but when we learn to mature.

Age of adulthood

Jane Roy, opinions writer April 1, 2022

Becoming a grown-up is more than a special birthday that determines when you’ve crossed over into adulthood. I mean, I've met an 8-year-old who is more mature than a 24-year-old “adult.” We don’t...

These two character tropes, the “manic pixie dream boy and girl,” (MPDG and MPDB, respectively) are everywhere – not just in films. They infiltrate our music, our media and our romanticization of certain rock stars and celebrities.

The girl/boy of your (manic pixie) dreams

Kate Schreiber, editor-in-chief March 9, 2022

*Opinion She’s blue-haired with a mysterious sparkle in her eyes. Her job is to save our soft, painfully helpless male protagonist from his greatest enemy: himself. Eyeroll, I know. Think Ramona Flowers...

Jeff Spicoli, Regina George and Napoleon Dynamite are key characters in a few of the best high school comedies of all time.

Dynamite, excellent, fast, mean, smart high school movies

Hayden Davidson, editor-in-chief February 16, 2022

Movies can make us laugh, cry, think, flinch, empathize. This page is dedicated to the first one of that list. Specifically, high school comedy movies.  Now, these are not necessarily the top five...

From TKCs BTS issue. The Kirkwood Quack is a TKC comic strip distributed once each cycle.

The Kirkwood quack collection

Merry Schlarman, Design Editor February 15, 2022

The Kirkwood Quack is a TKC comic strip distributed once each cycle in our monthly printed newspaper. The comic centers around Josh, a cynical student and his new classmate, Emmett, who just so happens...

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...

Happy Halloween! The Kirkwood Quack is a TKC comic strip distributed once each cycle.

The Kirkwood Quack – Halloween

Merry Schlarman, design editor October 31, 2021

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