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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood resident Dennis Kelly built his own plane in his basement.

No plane, no gain

Megan Glasgow, editor-in-chief January 7, 2022

  “It ain’t bragging if you can do it.” This is one of the many encouraging notes hanging in Kirkwood resident Dennis Kelly’s basement, carefully handwritten by his wife. The “it”...

Lauryn Miller, 2017 KHS alumni and former UCLA basketball player, said mental health is becoming more talked about in sports. Art by Emma Frizzell.

Get your head in the game

Ava Duggin, web managing editor January 7, 2022

“Go hard, be aggressive.” She repeated in her head while warming up before each game. But this time was different. It was her first competition back after a concussion, and she was playing in her...

From stories of influential mentors to columns from a specialty features issue and more, here are the top five features stories of 2021.

Top five feature stories of 2021

TKC Staff December 31, 2021

TKC's features staff aims to share the diverse stories of members of the community and exemplify people-first journalism. From stories of influential mentors to columns from a specialty features issue...

Spencer Lanig coaches girls volleyball at Kirkwood and boys volleyball at Webster. Photo courtesy of Kendall Herweck.

A new rivalry

Jane Roy, opinions writer December 21, 2021

It's Oct. 16th: tournament day. From the girls on the court cheering, to parents jumping up and down, the gym is pulsating with energy. His team has won again (6-0), they are undefeated for the day. Spencer...

COVID-19 was unexpected, but it led Hannah Wagganer to expand her passion for being a caring person.

A caring soul

Kylie Madden, features writer December 16, 2021

People are Hannah’s passion. When she’s not with people at school, Hannah Wagganer, junior, takes every opportunity to be social. Her phone is filled with pictures of her friends, documenting every...

Tyree Fletcher, sophomore, said his proudest accomplishment was getting his drivers licensee.

Q&A with Tyree Fletcher

Ava Duggin, web managing editor December 15, 2021

This spring, Tyree Fletcher, sophomore, said he is trying something new. Fletcher had a change of heart after his friends noticed his speed on the field. He decided to stop playing football, with hopes...

An illustrated map of Mac Keys top choices for college

The Key to success

Owen Spiegel, news staffer December 15, 2021

Mac Key, senior, knows exactly what kind of college he wants to go to. A lifelong creator whose favorite childhood toys were Lincoln Logs and Lego bricks, he wants to go to a university with a strong engineering...

The more stress you put on yourself, the harder it’ll be,” Hupp said.

Finals advice from seniors

Anna Newland and Rachel Finan December 13, 2021

Open up a KHS student’s email and you will be hit with reminders to turn in missing work followed by a jumble of finals information. For many students, the end-of-semester-panic has started to kick in....

On Nov. 9, Sara McGinnis  opened Whisker Station, a cat lounge in downtown Kirkwood.

Charity Issue: A purrfect home

Ava Duggin, web managing editor December 2, 2021

A wall runs through the middle of the business. On one side there is a cashier counter with a vending machine and snacks. The other side is filled with couches and chairs. Throughout the room there are...

LArche St. Louis provides care and assisstance to people with intellectual disabilities.

Charity Issue: We are family

Grace Marcus, print managing editor December 1, 2021

  Like many family homes in St. Louis, the people living in Joyful House enjoy spending time together cooking and sharing meals, watching movies or relaxing. But unlike many family homes in...

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