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The Kirkwood Call

Kendrick Lamar dissects complicated themes and topics in his eighteen-song double album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

Review: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Wyatt Byers, Owen Spiegel, and Aine Bradley May 18, 2022

The last time Kendrick Lamar released a solo album, the class of ‘22 was in middle school. That five year hiatus came to an end at 11:00 p.m. last night, with the release of his fifth studio album—“Mr....

Two Best Buddies proudly hold up a banner for the walk.

Photo Gallery: Best Buddies Walk

Coco LeGrand, photographer May 12, 2022

On April 30, 2022, the Best Buddies program gathered at Creve Coeur Park for a friendship walk. People enjoyed face painting, a bubble bus, food, and snow cones before the walk began, and danced together...

“Some of my favorite albums I have, I just picked up because I heard them playing at a record store. - Cale Owens

Senior profile: Cale Owens

Kylie Madden, features writer May 9, 2022

College: Undecided Major: International Business The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. It’s a perfect day for Cale Owens, senior, to roll down the windows on his Ford Fiesta, turn up his...

Despite every negative thing you may have heard about the “influencer infested” music festival, Coachella undoubtedly serves as the pinnacle of modern fashion and music.

Coachella bound

Ava Tebo, podcast staffer May 4, 2022

Despite every negative thing you may have heard about the “influencer infested” music festival, Coachella undoubtedly serves as the pinnacle of modern fashion and music. The annual Coachella Valley...

J.J. Penn goes by the name Soysaus on SoundCloud where he creates rap songs for his fans.

SoundCloud rappers

Lila Shepard March 7, 2022

XXXTentation, JuiceWRLD and many others might not have been heard if it weren’t for SoundCloud. This music streaming app, similar to Spotify or Apple Music, makes uploading music accessible to artists...

By reviving a nostalgic classic rock sound, Greta Van Fleet is one of the most popular bands today. But is their sound too similar to their precursors to be considered original?

Battle of the Bands

Wyatt Byers, photographer March 7, 2022

Opinion* Led Zeppelin is one of the best, if not the best rock band of all time. Everyone seems to have a memory connected to their music, whether it be hearing the iconic battle cry of “Immigrant...

Before COVID-19, I ranked the top 12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs. After four T-Swift albums and a pandemic, I had to shine light on a few more.

The most underrated Taylor Swift songs part 2

Ava Duggin, web managing editor March 3, 2022

Hey everyone, it’s Ava, your favorite TKC Swiftie. Before COVID-19, I ranked the top 12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs. My list included tracks like “Enchanted” and “All Too Well,” which...

Cameron Hankinson, senior, sings into the microphone during the ensemble practice.

Rock and Roll ‘Neers

Henry Chappell, sports editor March 1, 2022

One teenager wanted to go the extra mile in music. Strumming the strings of his guitar was a fun hobby and all, but having been a musician, Cameron Hankinson, senior, asked himself, how can I fine tune...

It may surprise you the amount of so-called ‘appropriate’ songs that are actually about doing the dirty. Here are four songs you didn’t know were about sex.

Five songs you didn’t know were about sex

Caroline Steidley, opinions editor March 1, 2022

  In case you haven’t realized, practically every song is about sex. Whether the song is played on the radio, at a party or even a children's birthday, I’ll bet it has at least something...

Jonah Roy is a Kirkwood alum who is currently making music in Los Angeles.

Where are they now: Jonah Roy

Rachel Finan and Owen Spiegel March 1, 2022

Jonah Roy doesn’t use expensive recording equipment or fancy studios. He said his songs were recorded in bedrooms or local studios with friends and collaborators, jackwoods, fellow KHS alum, and Paco,...

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