The Kirkwood Call

The Brain Issue: 12 accounts and counting

The Brain Issue: 12 accounts and counting

Sophie Chappell, web editor

November 4, 2019

Has social media taken over your life? Well, you're not the only one. Check out 12 accounts and counting to get a teen's perspective on the toxicity of social media.

“This Is How It Always Is” review

“This Is How It Always Is” review

Catherine Butler and Sophie Chappell

October 29, 2019

Have you been wanting to read but feel like you don’t have the time? "This Is How It Always" Is is only 323 pages long and will take your breath away.

TKC true crime: The murder of Meredith Kercher

TKC true crime: The murder of Meredith Kercher

Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell

October 28, 2019

This podcast will go in depth into the murder of college student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, and the sinister theories on who killed her.

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” Review

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” Review

Ethan Peter and Sophie Chappell

August 20, 2019

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” was quite possibly the worst shark movie I’ve ever seen, and it has a lot of competition, considering “Sharknado” 1-6 exist.

The Slenderman stabbing

The Slenderman stabbing

Sophie Chappell and Ally Ortmann

May 12, 2019

In this podcast series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts on the case of The Slenderman Stabbing.

The power of stereotypes

The power of stereotypes

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 11, 2019

I’m going to be completely honest with you: I’ve never had sex. I could chalk it up to the fact that I’ve been single for a while, or that the people I dated weren’t “the one” but the truth is, I’m scared. Scared of caring about the relationship more than my partner.  This isn’t an u...

Family event survival guide

Family event survival guide

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 8, 2019

While family events may be enjoyable for those who consider themselves to be extroverts, that’s not the case for everyone. Personally, I’ve spent the majority of my time at my relative's houses hiding in the bathroom or playing on my phone, hoping that no one asks how “I’m really doing” or...

The LaLaurie house of horrors

The LaLaurie house of horrors

Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell

March 29, 2019

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events. Warning: may include details of violent and upsetting events.

TKC tries a guessing game

TKC tries a guessing game

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

March 6, 2019

8 TKC staffers try to determine what a mysterious object is. Watch as they get confused, grossed out and eventually learn what they have been looking at. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music...

Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 13, 2018

TKC ranked some of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, according to Billboard. The songs are in the order Billboard placed them in, but will get a rating of 1-5 from TKC based on vocals, danceability and beats per minute (BPM), which is the equivalent to tempo. Each song is unique in its own wa...

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