Student newspaper of Kirkwood High School.

Students psyched for the snow day

Students psyched for the snow day

Kaitlin Kilby and Ali Randazzo
January 20, 2016 • 275 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

As winter weather finally covered the Kirkwood area, the KSD closed their doors on Wednesday, Jan. 20, declaring a snow day for students and staff.  An email was sent out to KSD families and staff members, explaining schedule changes caused by the snow day.  Thursday’s block schedule remains the same... Read more »

Burying the hatchet

Burying the hatchet

Hannah Cohen, social media
January 20, 2016 • 597 views
Filed under News, Uncategorized

After last year’s change from the Sadie Hawkins dance to a regular guys-ask-girls dance comes more changes this year. Say goodbye to Hatchet Hop and hello to Snowcoming. With Snowcoming, clubs and other out-of-school activities will nominate students to represent them on court, rather than f... Read more »

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Max Shulklapper, copy editor
January 14, 2016 • 236 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

Fox Business hosted the first Republican debate of 2016 at 9 p.m., with each candidate jockeying for last-minute support in face of the upcoming party primaries. Notably missing from the debate was Sen. Rand Paul, who boycotted the night’s events after being excluded from the main debate, complaining t... Read more »

Tanner Polk memorial concert

Tanner Polk memorial concert

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor
December 23, 2015 • 364 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

*Jones sold $10 T-shirts in memory of Tanner and still has some available for purchase. Interested parties should contact her. Jones collected $1,274 for Bridgeway at the concert and wanted to give back to Bridgeway for helping Tanner. A memorial concert for Tanner Polk was held at Kirkwood Station Brewing Company Monda... Read more »

Trouble with ISS

Trouble with ISS

Melanie Witt, news writer
December 14, 2015 • 276 views
Filed under News

So far this year, 192 students have been assigned In-School Suspension (ISS). They sit in NW-145, a small room with six computers, an iPad charging area and tables to work on school projects. There is no talking, no electronics, except for iPads, and students have to do schoolwork the whole time. Ta’J-... Read more »

Vitale’s Deli

Vitale’s Deli

Adele Baughman, features writer
December 11, 2015 • 190 views
Filed under News

Since Annie Vitale was born, her Italian blood has run thick, through both her family and their business. It began in 1947 when Bommarito’s Bakery, now known as Vitale’s Bakery, opened in the Italian-influenced neighborhood, The Hill. With the success of the bakery, Mike Vitale, Annie's father, ha... Read more »

Straight outta KHS

Straight outta KHS

Abby Christensen, associate editor
November 12, 2015 • 414 views
Filed under News

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency shows a steady decrease in crime between 1980 and 2012. The overall juvenile arrest rate in 2012 was 38 percent lower than in 1980. In 2010, 394 million arrests were made for people between the ages of 10 and 18. In 2010, juvenile arrests still made up 14... Read more »

The right to bear arms

The right to bear arms

Katie Woodruff, news editor
November 11, 2015 • 427 views
Filed under News

According to USA Today, the U.S. has experienced 200 mass shootings in the past nine years, and they occur more than the government reports. Seventy-seven percent of mass killings in the U.S. were caused by guns, and nearly one-third of the victims were under the age of 18. The federal government is tr... Read more »

Friends and classmates reflect on Tanner Polk’s life

Friends and classmates reflect on Tanner Polk’s life

Christian Heutel, web sports editor
November 5, 2015 • 2,466 views
Filed under News

[View the story "On Nov. 3, Tanner Polk, senior, died suddenly." on Storify]... Read more »

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Ben Cohen and Mimi Wright
November 3, 2015 • 8,397 views
Filed under News

Nov. 4 Update: Tanner Polk's visitation is Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Manchester and Ballas). The funeral service is Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Nov. 3 KHS senior Tanner Polk died Nov. 3. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, confirmed his death with Polk’s family this morning. Havener and superintendent Dr. Tom Williams sent an email to KSD stating: Dear KHS Family: It is with a heavy he... Read more »