The Kirkwood Call

A day in the life: Anonymous

John sets aside 20 minutes each night to smoke marijuana, a habit he started when he was in eighth grade.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

March 2, 2020

“If I were to explain to someone what [smoking] weed felt like, it would be like carbonated water,” John* said. “It’s fizzy. You feel kind of bubbly. You talk too much, you laugh too much. Everything is heightened, and I guess that’s why it’s fun.” John sets aside 20 minutes each night to smoke marijua...

After hours: A day in the life of a KHS custodian

Custodian Deborah Stovall’s laugh echoes as she jokes with her co-workers and goes about her daily routine— maintaining a clean learning environment for almost two thousand students.

Molly Higgins, opinions editor

February 25, 2020

The hallways of KHS are empty. It is a Friday afternoon, and students have gone home to relax after a long week, but the janitorial staff’s day has barely begun. Custodian Deborah Stovall’s laugh echoes as she jokes with her co-workers and goes about her daily routine— maintaining a clean lear...

The Brain Issue: The apparent reality

The truth is you will turn into your parents and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Lily Bartin, vok editor

November 10, 2019

This piece is entirely satirical. Some people believe nature shapes you and genetics alone determine who you are. Others claim nurture is a bigger factor and your environment shapes you. More than anything, the way you are raised forms your personality. The people who you’ve spent more time with t...

The Brain Issue: An unforgettable memory

Jake Hausler, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) sophomore, knew he was different since kindergarten, and testing confirmed he had HSAM in 2013. In 2014, his family shared on “60 Minutes” that they realized he had more than just a good memory when he recalled details about the exact day their dog threw up a year later. 

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

November 4, 2019

Imagine waking up and remembering what happened on a random day 12 years ago – not just main events, but specific details.

6 ways to improve your brain

Discover out-of-the-box ideas on how to keep your mind sharp and ready for anything.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

October 24, 2019

As high schoolers, keeping our brains healthy might be the last thing on our minds (no pun intended). Clubs, sports, friends and homework are first priority, so there’s not much time to worry about the squishy gray and white matter inside our skull. However, keeping your brain healthy is important...

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