The Kirkwood Call

TKC True Crime: The LaLaurie house of horrors

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events.

Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell

March 5, 2020

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. ...

Hot sauce challenge part 4

Hot sauce challenge part 4

Grace Klebe and Elliott Notrica

February 6, 2020

Watch as TKC staffers try four different hot sauces ranging from least to most spicy. ...

Top five in-depth stories of 2019

Our staff does not shy away from the hard-hitting issues and, this year, our staff has investigated issues ranging from the achievement gap in KSD to the preparedness of students in the event of an active shooter.

TKC Staff

December 23, 2019

TKC staff has covered important issues affecting the students at KHS and used several stories to dig into these topics. Our staff does not shy away from the hard-hitting issues and, this year, our staff has investigated issues ranging from the achievement gap in KSD to the preparedness of students i...

TKC true crime: The murder of Meredith Kercher

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events.

Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell

October 28, 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.   ...

The Slenderman stabbing

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events.

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

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events.

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

photo by Kara Rieger

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

February 26, 2019

Music by bensound.com

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

art by Maggie Burton

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

Ally Ortmann and Anna Retzlaff discuss a cold case from Oklahoma.

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.

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Ally Ortmann