The Kirkwood Call

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...

Coiled in beauty standards

art by Bismah Syed

Genevieve Francois and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

January 17, 2019

We remember in preschool being told by other kids we were ugly because our lips were too big and brown and our hair was weird.  From then on we tried everything to make our hair look as “white” as possible. We used to ask our moms over and over why we couldn’t just have straight hair. Whatever wa...

Deeper than body art

Eddie Meyer, senior, got his tattoo in honor of his father who passed away when he was 3. His father was a police officer, so Meyers got his badge and badge number as a way to keep him close. “Tattoos, to me, would have to have meaning [to get one],” Meyer said.

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

October 8, 2014

From a young age we’ve been taught that looks shouldn’t matter; it’s what’s on the inside that counts. If we’re ourselves, the world will embrace us for who we are, regardless of our appearances. Being honest though, that’s not always the case. No matter how hard we try to be accepted, a m...

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