The Kirkwood Call

Issues: The dangers of girls running

Issues: The dangers of girls running

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

October 20, 2018


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It is always the same old routine. After school head to the locker room to change. Then meet outside the athletic building for new information and what the workout will be. Head to Chopin and make the trek to Essex or Dougherty Ferry to begin the run. For the KHS girls Cross Country team, the ...

Dancing through life

Dancing through life

Liam Jackson, copy editor

October 18, 2018


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She goes outside, puts on her rose gold headphones and starts to dance like nobody’s watching. Clare Sullivan, sophomore, loves to express herself through dance. “I’m very creative,” Clare said. “I’m very clever with things, [and] very unique. There’s no other kid like me.” Clare...

Kindred spirit

Kindred spirit

Paisley Regester, features writer

October 8, 2018


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  For four KHS cheerleaders, halftime at football games is not a time for rest. Instead, they put down their poms, race to pick up their instruments from the sidelines, and join the band as they begin to march down the field. Still outfitted in their cheer uniforms, they perform for the crow...

Styro-tromo

Styro-tromo

Jonathan Munroe, News Writer

October 2, 2018


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Every summer, Tropical Moose opens its windows to Kirkwood residents who flock to the Farmer’s Market and Kirkwood Park for their locally famous snow cones. But there is a downside to all this business: styrofoam usage. “I hate styrofoam,” Madelyn Pozaric, sophomore, said. “I feel guilty whenever ...

Every trick in the book

Every trick in the book

Paisley Regester, features writer

October 2, 2018


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Whether it is being used for early morning group research, lunchtime cram sessions, or after school peer tutoring, the library has always been a hub for both social and independent learning at KHS. The library staff said they value the importance of adapting to the needs of each new generation of Kirkw...

Bridging the GAPP

Bridging the GAPP

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 1, 2018


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Cheers filled the halls of Lambert Airport as 22 KHS students caught a first glance of their German partners on Sept. 19, 2018. The American students waved their colorful signs and ran to and embraced their partners after being apart for approximately three months. The German American Partnership ...

Spencer’s Grill

Spencer’s Grill
Spencer's Grill

Elliott Notrica, features writer

September 19, 2018


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Spencer’s Grill is a gathering place that brings Kirkwood residents of all generations together. Inside, a diverse cross-section of Kirkwood fills the historic restaurant. Opened in 1947 by Bill Spencer, the diner serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week, dishing up the classic diner eats the loyal...

Life as a teenage musician

Life as a teenage musician

Sophie Chappell, features writer

September 13, 2018


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Once the clock strikes 2:40 p.m., students head home to complete their homework for the evening. Molly Prow, junior, faces a mountain of homework each night in addition to a time-consuming orchestral practice routine. Molly has been playing the viola since fourth grade. The instrument has taken her to...

Getting in tune with the times

Getting in tune with the times

Jack Matousek, features writer

September 11, 2018


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A silence settles across the band room as he walks in. He brushes down his shirt and steps onto the ancient wooden step with a deep breath. He raises his hand and the music begins. Almost immediately, he cuts it off with a wave of his hand. Snapping his head to the right of the room, he points at ...

New KHS club, K-Dub, promotes the exploration of music and technology

New KHS club, K-Dub, promotes the exploration of music and technology

Paisley Regester, writer

September 10, 2018


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After school on Tuesdays, students may have heard the ear-catching beats and melodies emanating from room 108 in the science wing. This is the sound of K-Dub, one of Kirkwood High School’s newest clubs that focuses on creating and appreciating electronic music. The club is sponsored by Dr. Andre...

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