The Kirkwood Call

Trench coat, baseball cap and airhorns

Trench coat, baseball cap and airhorns

Richard Pfeifer, feature writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under News

The day started with head principal, Dr. Mike Havener, making the announcement that KHS was expecting a intruder drill not initially specifying the time but later revealed to be 11:10 a.m., April 27. Then, at the expected time, airhorns, simulating gunshots, sounded in the social studies and scien...

Seeking help: what’s next

Seeking help: what’s next

Izzy Colón, copy editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News-Features, Top News, Top Stories

We hear the word constantly. Plastered across recent headlines and broadcasted on the 5 p.m. news: assault. Discussion of sexual assault is more prevalent now than it has ever been, but it does not just happen in high profile cases. Anyone can be sexually assaulted, even KHS students. According to Cici B...

Spring play preview

Spring play preview

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

April 12, 2018


Filed under News

Have you ever wished that your favorite musical could come to life? The Drowsy Chaperone, KHS’s spring musical, features a man’s witty commentary about his favorite musical record as it appears on stage. Performances will take place in the Keating Theater on April 12-14 at 7 p.m. For KHS student...

Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2018

Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2018

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, SAW, Top Stories

With slam poetry, food trucks and live music overlapping suicide statistics written in chalk on the sidewalk, April 6 marked the culmination of the 2018 Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) at KHS. This year’s SAW, backed by the KHS journalism department and counseling staff, included informational campaign...

Junior ACT update

Junior ACT update

Logan Crews, opinions editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Juniors who “opted in” on the school-sponsored ACT were scheduled to take the test Tuesday, April 3. However, due to technical difficulties in an attempt to administer the test via laptops per advice of ACT, students were released without taking it. Dr. Mike Havener, principal, sent an email at...

Update: Cronkite New Voices Act

Update: Cronkite New Voices Act

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After passing through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20, the Cronkite New Voices Act will go to a hearing with the Missouri State Senate Education Committee on March 27. TKC Editor-in-Chief, Camille Baker, and Adviser, Mitch Eden, will both be traveling to Jefferson City to testify in ...

C-SPAN StudentCam competition winners announced

C-SPAN StudentCam competition winners announced

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The winners of the 2018 C-SPAN StudentCam competition were announced March 7. The list of 150 students winners from 46 states around the country includes six KHS juniors: Fraye Beyene, Kenan Dogan, Matt Johnson, Sarah Nash, Jack Rintoul and Lizzie Stobbe. StudentCam is an annual competition in whi...

KHS senior Brian Stieglitz dies March 7

KHS senior Brian Stieglitz dies March 7

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Brian Stieglitz, KHS senior, took his own life Wednesday, March 7. Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, sent an email notifying KHS families at 5:30 p.m. Havener said counselors will be available to speak with students all day in group or one-on-one settings beginning the morning of Thursday, March...

KHS students paint fire hydrants for scholarship

KHS students paint fire hydrants for scholarship

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under News

The Kirkwood Water Department is offering a $1,000 scholarship to 28 students at Kirkwood High School and Vianney High School. To earn the scholarship, contestants have to propose a design for a fire hydrant. Now students are working to bring their design to life by painting it onto a hydrant provided ...

Map of school shootings since Columbine

Map of school shootings since Columbine

Emma Lingo, news-features

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This map displays all of the school shootings that have happened since the Columbine shooting that took place on April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colo. There have been 129 so far. Key Red- mass school shootings where more than four people killed Purple- school shootings where 1-3 people were killed Blue- sch...

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