The Kirkwood Call

Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

In KHS’s fall play, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” KH Players transport the audience to the 1950s for a Shakespearean adaptation of a classical show filled with revenge and romance. The plot surrounds a con-artist who needs more money, so he tries to make two wealthy women fall in love with him, no...

KHS graduate Madison Duffey dies Sept. 23

KHS graduate Madison Duffey dies Sept. 23

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

October 6, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

Madison Duffey, 2014 KHS graduate, passed away from a brain aneurysm Sept. 23. The visitation will be held at Bopp Chapel Friday Oct. 12 from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Webster Hills United Methodist Church Saturday Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.    

GAPP talent show 2018

GAPP talent show 2018

Megan Tate Van Buren and Audrey Berns

October 2, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

GAPP [German American Partnership Program] students presented their annual talent show in the Keating Auditorium Sept. 25, 2018. The MC's for the show were Judith Kruse and Jannik Schön. There were nearly 13 presentations that ranged from skits to musical performances as well as presentations about...

10 KHS students named National Merit Semifinalist

10 KHS students named National Merit Semifinalist

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

September 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

 The National Merit Scholarship program released a list of Semifinalists and Commended students for 2019 on Sept. 12. Nineteen of those students are seniors at Kirkwood High School. The scholarship is selected based on the students Preliminary SAT (PSAT) scores from the year prior. Those who were named Semifinalists now have the chance t...

Student journalist opinions on The New York Times anonymous op-ed

Student journalist opinions on The New York Times anonymous op-ed

Thomas Birmingham, Adler Bowman, Izzy Colón, and Bridget Killian

September 20, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

Many consider the anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times on Sept. 5, authored by a senior executive claiming to be part of the resistance within the Trump administration, to be unprecedented in both journalism and politics. Opinions on the ethics behind the editorial’s publication range tremendously....

KSD intruder training

KSD intruder training

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

This school year, all KSD faculty members will be required to attend two one-hour educational training sessions on how to handle an intruder or active shooter situation. Lavaughn Smart, KSD director of safety and security,  conducts these sessions following the ALICE training program. The ALICE program, an a...

Your athletes owe you nothing

Your athletes owe you nothing

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

We’ve seen it in the most star-studded athletes in recent American sports history. LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Kevin Durant, Albert Pujols, the list goes on. Talented players bring joy to fans to the point they feel entitled to it. A player pursuing opportunities elsewhere might as well flip the bird to ...

Kirkwood reverses its decision to suspend curbside recycling

Kirkwood reverses its decision to suspend curbside recycling

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The City of Kirkwood announced it was reversing its decision to end curbside recycling on Sept. 6.   The recycling program was in danger of ending in late October due to Resource Management, the city’s recycling processor, hiking up their prices per ton of recyclables. Starting in October, Resource Management will charge $35 per ton instead of $15 per ton. In a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bill Bensing, public service...

LouFest 2018 cancelled

LouFest 2018 cancelled

Adler Bowman, web editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Mike Van Hee, LouFest’s managing partner, released an official statement at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 on behalf of all festival coordinators. He announced that St. Louis’s beloved ninth annual music festival, scheduled to take place in only three days, had been cancelled. Van Hee stated...

Sharing faith with STL

Sharing faith with STL

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Features, Top Stories

Upon entering the tent, one first notices the circle of decorated tables. Then moving closer, the warm smiles and curious eyes become apparent along with the signs that proudly state “Christian Scientist,” “Islam,” “Buddhism,” “Sufism,” and under the signs sit volunteers, some on their o...

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