The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

TKC sat down with three different people: a high school senior, a gifted specialist and a college counselor.

In-depth: Roundtable Q&A: standardized testing

Alli Luth, features writer January 7, 2022

TKC sat down with three different people: a high school senior, a gifted specialist and a college counselor. They each shared their thoughts and experiences about standardized testing and test-optional...

After the COVID-19 pandemic affected standardized testing opportunities, a permanent future with test-optional college applications is possible.

In-depth: A test-optional future

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor January 6, 2022

After three hours of staring at the tiny bubbles on a Scantron sheet, even a good student can start to go cross-eyed. Taking the ACT or SAT is a time-consuming process, especially for those taking tutoring...

In 2021, our staff covered several important topics from body positivity to racial injustice.

Top five in-depth stories of 2021

TKC Staff December 29, 2021

Every year, TKC attempts to delve in-depth into relevant issues to the student body. In 2021, our staff covered several important topics from body positivity to racial injustice. Listed below are the top...

Ted Drewes has faced hiring struggles due to COVID-19 and the return to school.

In-depth: COVID, classes, concretes

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor December 12, 2021

The noisy line wrapped around the brightly lit yellow building is a true sign of St. Louis summer. But the staff of high school employees during the current Ted Drewes season looks different than previous...

Linc Luke, senior, is among the large group of students picking up slack at their workplace.

In-depth: Understaffed, overworked

Nathan Sweeney, features + in-depth editor November 1, 2021

With current staff shortages, some students feel extra pressure from their employers on top of schoolwork, sports, clubs and extracurriculars. For the sake of privacy, TKC will not disclose their respective...

There has been a recent movement supporting body positivity on many social media platforms.

In-depth: Positively beautiful

Mya Copeland, features writer March 26, 2021

Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, Kylie. The Kardashians.  Hannah Moore, junior, used to follow all the members of this well-known family of social media influencers. One day, she decided the ideal...

All data is from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

In-depth: Discipline disparity

Nathan Sweeney, features writer March 3, 2021

Discipline disparity is a term which refers to the trend of disproportionate disciplinary actions taken by a school against certain students due to their race or another demographic. This behavior...

TKC wants to bring attention to historical and current issues of race often overlooked in Kirkwood schools and the community. In this in-depth, we highlight both problems and possible solutions of race-related issues to increase awareness of these topics. Art by Graesen Joyce

Recognizing race: unexplored issues in Kirkwood

Following the Black Lives Matter movement this summer, vandalism depicting racial slurs on three KSD buildings and the rise of media attention on racial issues, TKC wanted to bring attention to historical...

Art by Graesen Joyce. In response to the vandalism on Jan. 6, 2021 involving racial slurs spray-painted onto three KSD schools, Black students have spoken out about their experiences with racism in Kirkwood. TKC interviewed Black students and teachers about their thoughts on the next steps they feel Kirkwood must take to address racial injustice, and how to stop it at its source.

In-Depth: The next step

Maya Kim and Graesen Joyce March 1, 2021

In response to the vandalism on Jan. 6, 2021 involving racial slurs spray-painted onto three KSD schools, Black students have spoken out about their experiences with racism in Kirkwood. TKC interviewed...

Current school boundaries divide Meacham Park, a predominantly African American neighborhood, into three elementary schools, creating a social divide in the community. Art by Graesen Joyce

In-depth: Safety in numbers

Megan Glasgow, Kate Schreiber, and Graesen Joyce February 23, 2021

It’s 3:30 p.m. Across Kirkwood, KSD elementary schoolers go home, have their afternoon snack and run outside to play with their neighbors. The kids who live on Electric St. in Meacham Park ride the...

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