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Talon TV entertains and informs with humor

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Governing Council president Lindsey Karkowsky (left) and vice president Helena Heath (right) jump in the title frame of Talon TV’s Sep. 19 episode.

Senior Lindsey Karkowsky began her reign as Upper School president this school year with her vice president, senior Helena Heath, and they put into action a new idea: Talon TV.

“At the Governing Council retreat, everyone there wanted to create something new and fun,” Karkowsky said.  

The retreat led to the creation of Talon TV, videos that the Governing Council has shown during the assemblies or every Tuesday on its Instagram account. 

“Harris Kirmani, the 10th-grade GovCo representative, brought up this idea in a meeting as a way to get information out to the Upper School students,” said Mrs. Erica Baker, coordinator of student life. “From there, Lindsey and Helena took it and created what we see.”

These weekly videos were intended to inform fellow students about upcoming sporting events, community service opportunities, as well as general school news. But for students, the most special part has been Karkowsky and Heath’s jokes and light-hearted editing. 

“We keep it light and funny and, at the same time, have important information,” Karkowsky said.

Karkowsky had made many videos designed to catch viewers’ attention and make them laugh. 

For the past year, she has worked with the formalwear vendor SuitMart to create “Fit Check Friday” videos. Karkowsky’s campaign video was created in a similar style to the Talon TV videos, with jokes, music, and unexpected edits. 

One of the most popular segments on Talon TV is called “Carpool Karaoke,” based on the popular segment by television personality Mr. James Corden on “The Late Late Show.” 

“We will have ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with faculty and staff, and we will try to keep the videos fresh,” Karkowsky said.

The first installment was with Mrs. Baker. The video received an overwhelmingly positive response from Kinkaid students. 

“I really liked it because it was really funny, and I didn’t expect Mrs. Baker to be in it,” said freshman Isabel Cooper.

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