The Kirkwood Call

Political Issue: Jill Biden, the student’s champion

Former second lady Jill Biden is playing an important roll alongside her husband in the 2020 presidential campaign.
Elliott Notrica, breaking news editor October 16, 2020

A lifelong educator and advocate for public education, Dr. Jill Biden never intended on being in the political spotlight. In fact, even as second lady she led a very independent and relatively nonpolitical...

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...

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,...

Coronavirus impacts KHS

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

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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
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