The Kirkwood Call

Pokémon go or Pokémon no?

Pokémon go or Pokémon no?

Justin Sweeney and Sarah Capriglione

September 9, 2016

  Pokémon Go allows smartphone owners to catch Pokémon in the real world due to the game’s AR (augmented reality) technology. Players, also referred to as trainers, have to walk, bike and drive to new locations in order to catch different species of Pokémon. While catching, trainers also...

Senior profile: Abbie Jones

Senior profile: Abbie Jones

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016

All of the lights, sounds and transitions that happen during a KHS play or musical occur because of KH Players’ president and stage manager Abbie Jones. Every time the cast has rehearsal, Abbie is backstage creating props, choosing cues and taking detailed notes in the script. According to Abbie, st...

Senior profile: Matt O’Brien

Senior profile: Matt O’Brien

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016

Ever since Matt O’Brien appeared on stage as Hamlet in 2015, he has spent hundreds of hours rehearsing, preparing and performing in five different KH Players productions. Whether he is playing an intrusive backstage gangster (Kiss Me Kate) or an insensitive neighborhood jackass (Clybourne Park), Matt enjoys telli...

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016

Passing her love of theater to the next generation is the gift Claire Visnovske wants to give. Claire, who loves to work with children, has fallen in love with performing on stage. Although she’d love to work in professional theater right out of college, she hopes to teach drama long-term. Claire...

KHS reacts to the scare cam

Justin Sweeney, Chloë King, and Michael Teasdale

March 10, 2016

Michael Teasdale, Justin Sweeney and Chloë King terrify KHS students for the scare cam. Background: After bringing pairs of participants into the studio, we told them that we would be having them react to different bits of social media. To their surprise, in the middle of their video, the lights...

Big World. Big Money. Big Mac.

Big World. Big Money. Big Mac.

Justin Sweeney, features writer

February 29, 2016

With 167 currencies across the planet, currency exchange can be a difficult concept to grasp. While a U.S. dollar may be close in value to a Euro, other currencies, such as the Indonesian Rupiah, have vastly different values altogether. In 1986, The Economist developed the “Big Mac Index” as a g...

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