The Kirkwood Call

Never enough

Never enough

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under News

Once golden instruments are now rusted and out of tune. The four practice rooms never seem to be open. Some music stands are so old they can barely bend. Rebecca Friesen, KHS band director, said that in a perfect world, a student would never encounter situations like this. The music program would...

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine

Anthony sits on his hero’s shoulders. The boy he clings to locks his arms firmly around Anthony’s fragile legs, the steady grip erasing the slightest chance of falling. His smile fills his small face. It reflects the brightness of the Nicaraguan sun shining down on him. He looks happy, at...

Which KHS teacher are you?

Which KHS teacher are you?

Thomas Birmingham and Logan Crews

May 1, 2018


Filed under Quizzes

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Does homework work?

Does homework work?

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth

The sounds of celebration erupted from the group sitting in the crowded restaurant, but her brown eyes remained fixated on the paper in front of her. Esperanza Aguilar, junior, was surrounded by family one evening while out for dinner, but her mind persistently took her back to her current studies: math...

The shards of the ceiling

The shards of the ceiling

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under In Depth

With the heightened relevance and importance of a topic like gender equality, TKC went further into the issue and put together the data found below. For the full, recommended PDF version, click here.Zac Clingenpeel...

Smashing the glass ceiling: Romona Miller

Smashing the glass ceiling: Romona Miller

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Her stare is contemplative and loving. Thirty seconds go by before she finally looks to smile and compliment the student’s artwork. Their face lights up with pride. Her voice is commanding yet soothing. She finds a student with their head in their arms on the floor, crying. She leans down beside them to c...

C-SPAN StudentCam competition winners announced

C-SPAN StudentCam competition winners announced

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The winners of the 2018 C-SPAN StudentCam competition were announced March 7. The list of 150 students winners from 46 states around the country includes six KHS juniors: Fraye Beyene, Kenan Dogan, Matt Johnson, Sarah Nash, Jack Rintoul and Lizzie Stobbe. StudentCam is an annual competition in whi...

Every last penny

Every last penny

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under In Depth

With the recent budget crisis, TKC decided to look into the state of finances at KHS, in addition to how well the budget is being managed. The preferred viewing method for this story is in full screen. ...

TKC tries foreign candy

TKC tries foreign candy

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Video

TKC decided to head to Global Foods and search for some interesting candy from different countries. What followed was an unusual taste test, to say the least.     Music: Fretless Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativeco...

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