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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

According to the American Psychological Association (APA) money is the top reason for Americans to be stressed in 2015

Cashing in on the future

Ian Reno, news writer February 11, 2022

A 2019 article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch placed Kirkwood second for median salary in the St. Louis area. With competitive pay and above average test scores and graduation rate, KHS was rated the...

The Kirkwood Family YMCA seeks to support the community through intentional programming and services.

Your membership: Continuing aid

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief December 11, 2020

No more shooting hoops. No more swimming laps. No more gathering to watch the latest installment of “Jeopardy!,” to tell stories or to play cards. When the Kirkwood Family YMCA closed March 17, following...

With a team of over 100 individuals, Caritas Connections is 100% volunteer operated.

Connections that serve

Nicholas Whittington, features writer November 23, 2020

An elderly man stumbles through the front door of Father Dempsey’s Charity House, desperate for a shower and shave. An expecting mother sobs in the office of St. Louis Crisis Nursery while receiving...

Former second lady Jill Biden is playing an important roll alongside her husband in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Political Issue: Jill Biden, the student’s champion

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...

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

Thursday night is the band’s night

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...

Art by Emma Frizzell

Team Joanna

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,...

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

Coronavirus impacts KHS

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...

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

An unplanned controversy, 30 years ago

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...

Student Councils annual fundraiser focused on aiding California wildfire relief efforts.

STUCO Wildfires Relief Fundraiser

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,...

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

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

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.
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