The Kirkwood Call

TKC true crime: The murder of Meredith Kercher

TKC true crime: The murder of Meredith Kercher

Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell

October 28, 2019

This podcast will go in depth into the murder of college student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, and the sinister theories on who killed her.

The Slenderman stabbing

The Slenderman stabbing

Sophie Chappell and Ally Ortmann

May 12, 2019

In this podcast series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts on the case of The Slenderman Stabbing.

The LaLaurie house of horrors

The LaLaurie house of horrors

Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell

March 29, 2019

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events. Warning: may include details of violent and upsetting events.

TKC tries blind makeovers

TKC tries blind makeovers

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

February 26, 2019

Music by bensound.com

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018

TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

The disappearance of Sandy Rea

The disappearance of Sandy Rea

Ally Ortmann, Isabel Perkinson, Anna Retzlaff, and Sarah Nash

December 10, 2018

In this series, TKC and KHTV will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events. Warning: videos may include details of violent and upsetting events.

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Jack Anderson, Sophie Chappell, Ally Ortmann, Ethan Peter, Anna Retzlaff, and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

October 26, 2018

In this video, TKC and KHTV will have two classmates exchange a meaningful conversation back-to-back. Without the ability to see one another, these students have the opportunity to build a relationship without the bias of physical appearance.

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Malayna Vines, photographer

March 14, 2018

KHS students participated in a student-led walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. According to @studentsdemandaction_khs students are standing up to the inactivity of our government combatting gun violence. Students walked from the senior hallway down to the stadium bleachers. Makenna Chappel, sophomore, said...

VoK: Spirit Day

VoK: Spirit Day

Emma Lingo and Ally Ortmann

November 22, 2017

Willie Parks "I think Spirit Day is a fun event that brings all of the classes together." Willie Parks, walking counselor, said. "I think dressing up for Spirit Day, for the [football] players, gives a sense of the school being together, having their classmates cheer for them puts them on that st...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Ally Ortmann