The Kirkwood Call

Thursday night is the band’s night

Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, plays with her son.

Ava Duggin, features writer

May 14, 2020

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday night in “the Wood.” Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, would usually be in downtown Kirkwood enjoying the annual summer concert series. But tonight she stands on her front porch playing her clarinet, with her son playing his trumpet on her left. With concerts and...

Team Joanna

Art by Emma Frizzell

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

May 4, 2020

The coaches were in awe just by hearing her voice. They listened intently in their chairs for the next member of their team, ready to push their button. Thirty seconds in, one button is pushed, then two, then three. The chair lights up with the words, “I want you!” The audience and coaches are captivated...

Coronavirus impacts KHS

Scherr holds a bullet journal where she drew a map of Germany in preparation for her group's trip.

Charlotte Heinrich, Benji Wilton, Megan Cleveland, and Emma Lingo

March 11, 2020

According to the CDC, there is one verified case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Missouri. Yet one case has affected many in the Kirkwood community. Read about Lulu Klebe, Kirkwood resident, and her experience after going to Villa's dad and daughter dance and others who coronavirus has impacted.

An unplanned controversy, 30 years ago

In 1990, The Kirkwood Call came under fire for a controversial advertisement.

Clayton Caringer, archives staffer

March 3, 2020

Kirkwood High School is no stranger to controversy. It’s not every day that it makes the national news. But in autumn, 1990, that was not the case. In fact, the controversy at the time was so large that Franklin McCallie, former principal of KHS, said he could write an entire book about it. “We...

STUCO Wildfires Relief Fundraiser

Student Council's annual fundraiser focused on aiding California wildfire relief efforts.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

November 21, 2019

Student Council has spent the last three weeks collecting donations at their talent show, visiting homerooms and advertising, before finally concluding their annual disaster relief fundraiser last Thursday, Nov 14. This year’s funds will be donated to the Red Cross to help Californian wildfire relief efforts. Julia Smotkin, s...

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

An outline of the photo kept on the dresser of Brett Radake that pictures him and Kevin Mullane.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

November 6, 2019

74% of KHS students know someone who has struggled or is struggling with addiction. Substance Abuse Disorder affects many, and Kevin Mullane was one of those who suffered from it.

Smile, you’re on transcript

Many students devote their high school years to meeting the requirements for college, only to find another four years waiting for them once theyve been accepted.

Megan Glasgow, Features writer

October 27, 2019

Whether or not you’re trying to secure a spot at an Ivy League, your college stakes are high. Find out the effects of this excessive pressure on students.

Climate revolution

A family stands outside of the STL city hall at the climate strike.

Rachel Finan, health and wellness writer

October 27, 2019

Protesters holding signs marched across the crosswalk leading to the St.Louis city courthouse chanting, as police officers blocked traffic. With large paintings of the Earth and signs reading “There Is No Planet B” their steps were in sync and their purpose was clear: to declare a national climate e...

KHS Senior Jonah Roy releases album “Carpe Diem”

Jonah Roy, senior, released his second album, “Carpe Diem” on October 17, 2019.

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 18, 2019

Jonah Roy, Senior released his second full album, "Carpe Diem" on October 17, 2019

The fate of hate

art by Mary Grace Heartlein

Maisie Bradley and Izzy Colón

November 18, 2018

With colors of the rainbow flooding the street, counter protestors lined up outside of John Burroughs High School March 12 of last year. They were there for Jake Bain, a star football player who had recently come out as gay during a school assembly on National Coming Out Day. However, the Westboro Baptist...

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