The Kirkwood Call

Art by Emma Frizzell. My routine was repetitive: every morning I woke up early.

Senior column: Amara Harper

Amara Harper, editor-in-chief May 5, 2021

My routine was repetitive: every morning I woke up extra early just to make the extra 10 minute drive to Starbucks so I could get a coffee before school. I followed this for my sophomore and junior year....

Art by Emma Frizzell. Be your own person, let go of expectations or stereotypes or judgments, and you will thrive. 

Senior column: Molly Higgins

Molly Higgins, print editor May 4, 2021

College: Fordham University Major: Journalism/marketing Throughout the chaos of the past year, there is one thing that has never failed to bring me joy. I truly believe  nothing is quite as exhilarating...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker. Cecillia Escudero, senior, is planning on attending SLU and wants to minor in studio art and major in a science related course.

Senior profile: Ceci Escudero

Kailey Shirrell, news editor May 4, 2021

The pencil moves swiftly, unpredictable strokes and messy lines forming on the white paper. Ceci Escudero has been interested in art for as long as she can remember, taking classes in elementary, middle...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker. They have been playing soccer together since they were 4. Throughout their lives, they have helped each other both on and off the field.

Senior profile: Emma and Kamryn Ealey

Maya Kim, social media editor May 4, 2021

They have been playing soccer together since they were 4. Throughout their lives, they have helped each other both on and off the field. Now, twins Emma and Kamryn Ealey are continuing their soccer journey...

Art by Graesen Joyce. I’ll remind you that changes — big or small — can be incredibly transformative.

Senior column: Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief May 4, 2021

College: Washington University in St. Louis Major: Undecided There’s a neologism I’ve recently become fond of: sonder, the realization that everyone in the world is living a life as complex as...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Picture of Phebe Hammond, senior, working her shift at Kaldi's in Kirkwood.

Senior profile: Phebe Hammond

Lila Shepard and features writer May 3, 2021

Walking into work, the smell of roasting espresso beans fills her nose. Phebe Hammond used to bike to Kaldi’s when she was younger to get pastries and coffee; now she has been working there for over...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker. Xenaira Arguedas has been dancing her whole life, both with her dance studio and the KHS dance team.

Senior profile: Xenaira Arguedas

Mya Copeland, features writer May 3, 2021

Bailar, danser, tanzen, to dance. Xenaira Arguedas speaks three languages and is currently learning her fourth. She was taught Spanish and English at home and attended a French immersion school from...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Seniors Jack Julian and Will Mastrantuono spend their time away from school hanging out, playing soccer, and working at Smoothie King. Art by Elena Sherwood.

Senior profile: Jack Julian and Will Mastrantuono

Kinley Bokermann and sports writer May 3, 2021

The boys pull into the parking lot on South Kirkwood Road and park their cars, prepared for another night of work. After asking for time off during their senior spring break, the threat of getting fired...

Art by Maddy Rekhop.  
 Ainsley Wade smiles with her medals that she won from nationals.

Senior profile: Ainsley Wade

Caroline Steidley, opinions writer May 3, 2021

Ainsley Wade approaches her horse Wally for her first race in the equestrian nationals. After practicing five days a week for years, she was more than prepared for the upcoming race.  Ainsley Wade...

Certainly the most distinguished farewell addresses, those of men of brilliance and prominence like Washington and Eisenhower, were heard and widely praised. Still, even they were not truly listened to.

Senior column: Daniel Tobias

Daniel Tobias, political editor May 1, 2021

College: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Major: Statistics What is a “senior column” but an unimportant farewell address that few will read and likely no one will internalize? Certainly...

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