Presidential Inauguration

BY Liz Schultz, Managing Editor

Dr. Fisher receives the Presidential Medallion from Jim Mollenhauer Chairman at the Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Kristie Fisher on Wednesday,Feb.21, 2024.The event was held at Hotel Kirkwood.(Jeff Sigmund Photographer)
  • Graphic novels at the library for summer reading
    With the weather becoming nicer and the summer going into full swing, a favorite pastime after a busy semester is relaxing with a good book. An engaging type of book is a graphic novel.  They are not only comic books with superheroes but cover historical fiction, realistic fiction [Continue Reading »]
  • Students give advice before graduating
    As the spring semester comes to an end, some Kirkwood Community College students are experiencing their final few weeks as Eagles. Graduation will take place May 11, 2024, at the Alliant Energy Powerhouse at 10 a.m.   The order of events includes opening music by the Kirkwood Concert Band, [Continue Reading »]
  • More than 30 participants at student-led blood drive
    On April 15, 2024, a student-led blood drive was held by students in the Principles of Advertising class, who teamed up with ImpactLife Blood Center. Throughout the day, 33 donations were collected and about 60% of participants were first-time donors.   The students surpassed their goal of 30 [Continue Reading »]
  • Adopt-A-Highway clean-up event
    Volunteering is a way to bring those around us together, which is what René Morris, compliance coordinator and nursing department assistant at Kirkwood Community College said she wanted to bring to life through the Kirkwood Staff Association (KSA).    This year, KSA is participating in a highway clean-up [Continue Reading »]


Alumni brings coffee to hometown

By Jeff Sigmund, Photo Editor

a woman looking at a camera
Hope Carson, Kirkwood Alumni ( class of 2019) and owner of Recharge Coffee Company takes a moment from helping customers to have her picture taken on Thursday,Feb.08, 2024.(Jeff Sigmund Photographer)
  • Activities Council plans, promotes student events
    Can you tell us about how this club got started? The group got started in the late 1960’s shortly after the college opened its doors.  The group has been known by several names in the past including Student Senate, KAPS, Student Leadership Council and most recently, Activities Council.  What [Continue Reading »]
  • Welding degree popular among students 
    The welding program at Kirkwood Community College is a fast growing and popular program among students.  The college offers both a one-year diploma and two-year degree for welding. Other programs, such as industrial maintenance and diesel mechanics, also take advantage of the welding lab in Jones Hall.  “We [Continue Reading »]
  • Pride Club offers support, awareness of LGBTQ+ issues
    Can you tell us about how this club got started? There was a need for a safe space and community for LGBTQ+ folks here at Kirkwood and many issues facing us LGBTQ+ folks here so we decided to group up and discuss these issues. We also have a [Continue Reading »]
  • Student finds busy schedule challenging, rewarding
    Maya Harris, a freshman at Kirkwood Community College, is both a fulltime student and employee and says she has a different outlook on college life.   Harris said she has to be consistently organized throughout each week and plan out her days precisely in order to maintain good [Continue Reading »]
  • End of semester support at the library
    Kirkwood’s Library staff are here for you as you finish up spring semester and look forward to a well-deserved break as we head into summer! We have: • The research, citation and technology support you always get from the library • Exam Cram on Thursday, April 25, with [Continue Reading »]


Kirkwood Students Pet’s

Kirkwood Student Productions

Art & Life

Super Smash Bros. tournament at Rec Center

By Morgan Webb, News Editor

Players work on selecting their characters during Let The Games Begin. The event was on Thursday,, Feb.29,2024. Kirkwood’s Staff Association, eSports and Casual Game Club held the event which was in Iowa Hall.(Jeff Sigmund Photographer)
  • Rachel Eckroth and the Kirkwood jazz bands
    Grammy nominated pianist and singer-songwriter Rachel Eckroth took the stage in an appearance with Kirkwood’s jazz bands on April 13, 2024, in Ballantyne Auditorium.   The event highlighted pieces written by Eckroth including, “A Beautiful Friendship,” ‘Poem,” “Beyond the Sky,” and “Suburbia,” which Eckroth performed with the Kirkwood [Continue Reading »]
  • Model Training Day for upcoming show
    The end of the spring 2024 semester is approaching. For the Kirkwood Community College fashion students, it means a lot of preparation for the Opulence Kirkwood Fashion Show on April 21. There are between 20 and 30 students who are currently working on the show.  Morgane Jambor, financial [Continue Reading »]
  • ‘The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus’
    Kirkwood Community College’s spring production is a show targeted toward children called ‘The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus.’ The play will be performed on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  “We picked this play because we knew we [Continue Reading »]
  • Super Smash Bros. tournament at Rec Center 
    On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Rec Center hosted the annual Super Smash Bros. tournament in the main hall.  Students were invited to come and compete with one another in the popular Nintendo video game.  This is the 10th time Kirkwood has hosted a video game tournament, according to [Continue Reading »]
  • Untitled flash fiction
    Tonight my brother takes me to where we’ll meet up with his buddy, friends since high school, he’s a hazard of a man, scrawny, anxious, has a habit of picking at his skin until it bleeds, follows that by licking the blood from under his nails, and my [Continue Reading »]

Capture Kirkwood


  • Student reflects on time at Kirkwood
    After four and a half years, switching majors three times and dropping countless classes, I will finally earn my Associates degree in Business marketing at Kirkwood.  Throughout my years here, I learned a lot about myself and hope my experience can help others.   At first, I was [Continue Reading »]
  • Acts of kindness make a difference
    The 21st Century is actively changing and shaping the world, some of these changes include wars, negativity and other hardships everyone faces. To help get everyone through these times and make the world more positive, use acts of kindness.  In college life, students often get flustered with assignments, [Continue Reading »]
  • Midwest summer travel guide
    If you’re looking for fun things to do this summer, look no further. There are plenty of Midwest travel hot spots including affordable and even free day trips or destinations for a weekend road trip.   If you don’t want to travel too far, Iowa has plenty of [Continue Reading »]
  • Green starts with you
    Spring semester is winding down, which means summer and all things green will start to flourish. People may forget about the importance of keeping the Earth healthy, and instead, focus on the nice weather. To help maintain a clean environment, there are several steps students and the community [Continue Reading »]

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