The Kirkwood Call

Plugged in, checked out

Plugged in, checked out

Megan Glasgow, features writer

March 24, 2020

“Hey, [how are you]?” “Fine.” “Are you okay?” “Yes.” “Ok.” The next message JJ Penn, junior, received was a breakup text, sent with a few clicks on a screen in the middle of the night. They almost never talked in person and Penn said conversations always seemed deeper with her over text anyway. Penn spends eigh...

KHS takes on technology addiction

KHS takes on technology addiction

Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor

March 24, 2020

Below are quotes from KHS students and staff discussing their views regarding technology addiction and the role it has played in their life.     “I feel like I haven’t had horrible experiences with [smartphone addiction]. It has helped me in a way. I’ve made friends on so...

Instagram images

Instagram images

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...

What percentage VSCO girl are you?

What percentage VSCO girl are you?

Ryleigh Palmer, news editor

November 12, 2019

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The Brain Issue: 12 accounts and counting

The Brain Issue: 12 accounts and counting

Sophie Chappell, web editor

November 4, 2019

I have 12 social media accounts. I’m fully aware that it’s ridiculous, but before you lecture me about screen time, take a look at your phone. I’m not the only one with a problem here. On average, most people have between seven and eight apps that are considered social media according to Market...

What’s the Deal with TikTok?

What’s the Deal with TikTok?

Lindsay McCarthy, features writer

September 12, 2019

Wondering what's all the craze about the new social media app TikTok? Us too.

How to Become an Instagram Influencer

How to Become an Instagram Influencer

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

August 29, 2019

Only 500 followers? You've got to be kidding me. Now is your chance for fame, and don't let it slip through your thumbs. Here is how to become an Instagram Influencer...

Distracted

Distracted

Audrey Blaine, new staffer

April 30, 2019

This editorial cartoon focuses on an issue that many teens struggle with: phone addiction. The purpose of this editorial cartoon was to illustrate the problem that occurs when we constantly stare at a screen instead of paying attention to the world around us. While social media can be a platform for...

Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove?

Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove?

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

November 23, 2018

“I’m on Instagram all the time. I like to know what's going on in people's lives. I find myself checking Instagram in class, at night before I go to bed, [and] when I get home from school, always.”   Since fourth grade, Drew Cherry, freshman, has been a self-described, active Instag...

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