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Photo gallery: women’s ultimate frisbee practice 4/13/19

Photo gallery: women’s ultimate frisbee practice 4/13/19

Morgan Gindler, photographer

April 16, 2019

The Kirkwood Women's Ultimate team had practice at North Kirkwood Middle School on 4/13/19. They mainly scrimmaged in order to practice their new defensive strategies for their next game against Marquette. "It went really well. I think we learned a lot," Eileen Finley, junior, said. "We learned the new...

Coping with grief: a senior project

Coping with grief: a senior project

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

April 2, 2019

Almost 50 KHS students gathered in the lecture hall during homeroom Mar. 28 for Asha Zein’s senior project presentation and discussion about grief. Zein’s project focused on the process of grief, how to deal with loss through healthy coping mechanisms and ways to approach mental health in adolescence. T...

KHS Reader’s Theater

KHS Reader’s Theater

Sarah Nash, Art Editor

February 25, 2019

Watch as Annie O'Brien, Jared Goudsmit and Sarah Nash read from their old writer's notebooks. These tales of middle school are portrayed through illustrations, ranging from mischievous goldfish to vampire how-to guides.

Photo gallery: “The Children’s Hour”

Photo gallery: “The Children’s Hour”

Sarah Nash, art editor

December 3, 2018

Several KHS students performed in the play "The Children's Hour," this past week. In this drama, two longtime friends run a boarding school for girls. One misunderstood child starts lies and rumors in attempt to bring down her teachers. The cast is all female, besides two members. "I think that this...

Laptop-notch?

Laptop-notch?

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

October 24, 2017

Your teacher tells the class to take out their iPads and you hear grumbling around the room. While technology generally has some kinks to be worked out, students have to spend time trying to figure out their iPads in class or trudging down to the tech desk in the library. School Wi-Fi can be questionable...

VoK: 10.17.17

VoK: 10.17.17

Annie O'Brien, Megan Cleveland, Jack Rittendale, Celia Bergman, and Sarah Nash

October 17, 2017

Annie O'Brien Kathy Grimes “We’re at Lowe’s. We’re buying a little bit of everything. We’re going to paint a guest bedroom and we’re Irish so we’re going to do orange, green and white stripes on the wall. I’ve only been to Ireland once and it’s just gorgeous. Just bring a raincoat.”...

100 years of The Kirkwood Call

100 years of The Kirkwood Call

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

August 26, 2017

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Camille Baker and Annie O'Brien

June 12, 2017

Devon Cotton, former KHS student, died at Rockford Beach Park in Jefferson County May 31. Devon was swimming with his friends when he was pulled under a current and drowned, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers searched for Devon until a resident from the area locate...

Lamenting our language

Lamenting our language

Annie O'Brien, features writer

May 18, 2017

I look at my phone screen and cringe when I read “idk rn but ill txt u ltr.” First of all, punctuation has been part of the English language since around 400 A.D., according to The English Project, not to mention that reading in all lowercase letters with half the words spelled wrong is simply confusing. While the internet pro...

Suicide Awareness Week Video 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Video 2017

Annie O'Brien, features writer

May 4, 2017

Warning: This video contains sensitive material regarding suicide. TKC understands that everyone deals with this differently and only wishes to spread awareness about the problems with suicide and mental illness in our community and offer resources. If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, tal...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Annie O’Brien