The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Someone needs to change the narrative, and it starts with KSD. We are not asking, but begging KSD to listen.

Call Ed: Mind over matter

TKC Staff January 6, 2022

 Julia Roberts, FACS teacher, walks into her first hour exhausted. She’s been up all night grading papers and is still falling behind. Then, she sees a classroom full of students who look equally drained....

This story features three delicious lattes from three different cafés: Starbucks, Kaldis and Teleo.

Kirkwood coffee critiques

Lila Shepard, news editor January 6, 2022

I took my love for coffee to the streets of Downtown Kirkwood, where cafés are everywhere. I tried coffee from three different shops and reviewed them based on the taste, cost and service.  

To some, 2021 may be remembered for the Capitol riots, the COVID-19 vaccine becoming available and life getting back to some normalcy. For me and the Asian community, 2021 will be remembered for the abundance of Asian representation both on screen and in the media.

Making history and headlines: Asian representation in 2021

Maya Kim, web editor January 6, 2022

*Opinion To some, 2021 may be remembered for the Capitol riots, the COVID-19 vaccine becoming available and life getting back to some normalcy. For me and the Asian community, 2021 will be remembered...

Every day, students walk past these snack and drink-filled machines, but instead of using them, they complain that they are closed during school hours.

Locked up

Elizabeth Niedringhaus, features writer January 5, 2022

This piece is entirely satirical Dear KHS administrators,  Why do you hate us? KHS students want to be able to use the vending machines. Every day, students walk past these snack and drink-filled...

As Harry Styles graced the December 2020 Vogue cover wearing a lacy, baby-blue dress with black detailing on the edging, all hell broke loose.

Top five opinions stories of 2021

TKC Staff January 4, 2022

TKC doesn't shy away from having strong opinions and firmly believes in voicing a variety of thoughts. From columns about politics to opinion stories about mental health, here are the top five opinions...

What I’ve found is that something so small can sometimes put life into so much perspective.

Gratitude 365

Audrey Blaine, visual managing editor November 24, 2021

My sophomore year started in shambles. Between coming out, adjusting to harder classes and finding out my mom had cancer, my mental health began its downward spiral. So, looking for any answer, I turned...

With the dress code policy being a controversial topic at KHS these past couple weeks, TKC staff unanimously (68/68) voted that the dress code should be updated to address its inconsistency, sexism and outdated policies.

Call Ed: Addressing the dress code

TKC Staff October 7, 2021

    “No butts, boobs or bras.”  This motto, otherwise known as the “Three B’s,” is widely referred to when discussing the dress code at KHS. Whether at assemblies or during...

According to a TKC survey, as of Sept. 16, 88.8% out of 286 Kirkwood students are fully vaccinated. Art by Audrey Turley.

Viruses, vaccines and variants

Khadija Khan and Audrey Turley October 5, 2021

*Opinion On March 13, 2020, homes turned into classrooms, schools into empty warehouses and bleachers and stadiums around the world displayed spectator cut-outs for the first time. COVID-19 consumed...

From the hiring and perspective of the new football coach at KHS, to the importance of mental health for athletes, TKC made certain to not lose a step in the sports spectrum.

Mind over medal

Ava Duggin, web managing editor August 25, 2021

*Opinion One. That's how many people came to my mind when I thought about the 2020 Olympics. Even though 11,656 athletes competed in Tokyo, one girl was the face of it all. From life-size cutouts...

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