The Kirkwood Call

Senior Profile: Katie Brodersen

Senior Profile: Katie Brodersen

Megan Van Buren, photographer

April 22, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles, Uncategorized

While the winter air crept itself through her clothes, Katie Brodersen sat atop her roof looking at the supermoon. Although the view was not as super as she originally expected, Katie still found inspiration and went to her journal to write her first Sunday soliloquy. She wrote about the moon, a p...

Senior Profile: Molly Hooks

Senior Profile: Molly Hooks

Lizzie Stobbe, artist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As hundreds of people begin to stretch, jump and retie their shoes, Molly Hooks feels the familiar nervousness that comes before any race, but today is different. The starting gun will not begin a 3- mile cross country race. Instead, it will send Molly on a 26-mile trek through downtown St. Louis. ...

Senior Profile: Claire Bradfield

Senior Profile: Claire Bradfield

Mary Ralston, photogapher

April 19, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Waking up at the crack of dawn to try and avoid the inevitable heat and humidity of St. Louis summers and run five miles a day isn’t what most people would call fun, but Claire Bradfield started this routine at the beginning of freshman year and has been doing it ever since.   At the beg...

Senior Profile: Tyresse Norris

Senior Profile: Tyresse Norris

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

It does not take long to feel the presence of Tyresse Norris in a room. His infectious personality and 6-foot-6-inch frame make him truly larger-than-life. During his time at KHS, Tyresse has left a smile, a laugh or a positive memory with nearly everyone on campus, from his teammates on the football...

Senior Profile: Eli Verbrugge

Senior Profile: Eli Verbrugge

Riley Arns, sports writer

April 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

photo by Zach Clingenpeel He is 17 years old but has lived in three countries, six cities and is fluent in four different languages. Eli Verbrugge has switched schools too many times to count, but in 2014, he and his family moved to Kirkwood, and he has attended KHS ever since. “[Switching schools] has been...

Senior Profile: Veronica Wiedl

Senior Profile: Veronica Wiedl

Anna Poe, photographer

April 15, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As the audience watches the actors on stage, immersed in the show in front of them, behind the scenes, the technical theater crew works to bring the show to life. None understand the amount of work put in by the technical theater crew better than Veronica Wiedl. “We build the set and run all of the tec...

Senior Profile: James and Stephanie Strevey

Senior Profile: James and Stephanie Strevey

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Adaline Bray He’s a gymnast, she’s a dancer. He wants to join the Navy, she wants to be an English professor. He’s a boy, she’s a girl. James and Stephanie Strevey are opposites, but they are twins. “When we were little, [James and I] were hard to tell apart,” Stephanie said. “We both had all the same interests because all we did with our time was gym...

Senior Profile: Cevon Seymour

Senior Profile: Cevon Seymour

Jack Rittendale, features writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Freshman class president, football and lacrosse player, and loving brother, Cevon Seymour has fought to stay with his friends and community. A student that can handle wins as well as losses, and gives his all for the best of others.   “The community relationships are what make Kirkwood so unique,...

Senior Profile: Cara Palombo

Senior Profile: Cara Palombo

Melanie Witt, news-features writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

A gasp sweeps across the audience as she makes her first appearance flying across the stage, holding an umbrella in one hand and a bag in the other. She is the star of the show: Mary Poppins. This moment was one of Cara Palombo‘s favorite memories from being a part of the KHS drama program. "[Theater] is the one thing that clicked for me," Cara said. "Nothing compares to being on stag...

Senior Profile: Eli Mennerick

Senior Profile: Eli Mennerick

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

For many, success in academics comes with a whole lot of negatives. Decent sleep schedules go out the window, extracurriculars are limited due to heavy course loads and pressure pushes students to compete with each other and to stand out. Students often crumble under the weight of their intellectual...

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