The Kirkwood Call

Senior Column: Benji Wilton

Senior Column: Benji Wilton

Benji Wilton, print editor

May 27, 2020

College: Rice University Major: Economics "Mr. Furious.” My parents gave me that nickname when I was little for my intense stubbornness that never seemed to let up. Performing tasks conventionally wasn’t in my nature. My fastball always drifted to the left in little league, and I still hav...

Lost in the crowd

A storage closet now used for small group instruction at Westchester Elementary.

Benji Wilton, print editor

May 27, 2020

“I view our educational system as somewhat of a three-legged stool,” Wallace Ward, Kirkwood resident, said at the KSD Board of Education meeting Feb. 10. “It’s made up of families, administrators and our buildings. Right now one leg of that stool is broken. That’s our buildings.” The KSD...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

The junior sections sings along to

Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green

November 30, 2019

The annual in school KHS fall pep rally was held Nov. 26. The students watched seniors skits, danced to the band, and screamed their classes battle cries. "I really like being able to feel like I'm apart of the excitement around pep rallies, being that I'm there to pump up the crowd," Gabrielle Cannon,...

Looking back on 750

A drive down N. Taylor Ave is a showcase of Kirkwood’s prime real estate. But for over six years, the nearly 2-acre lot where the historic house of 750 N. Taylor once stood, has been vacant.

Benji Wilton, print editor

October 21, 2019

Since 2013, the lot at 750 N. Taylor where the historic W.F. Warner House stood, has been empty. Read this story to find out about the current state of the lot, and how historic landmarks are preserved in Kirkwood.

KHS goes on soft lockdown Oct. 17

St. Louis mandated a stay at home order starting Monday, and KHS will allow families to pick up essential items on March 22.

Benji Wilton, print editor

October 17, 2019

KHS went on soft lockdown after three unauthorized persons arrived on campus Oct. 17.

TKC talks MLB: 2019 predictions

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson discuss in this podcast, as well as predict which players and MLB teams will make a splash in 2019.

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson

May 2, 2019

After three years of missing the postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals made major moves in the offseason in order to improve their roster and make a push for the postseason. In a crowded field of strong contenders, will they be able to pull off the success they have been waiting for? Benji Wilton and Hayden...

Top five sports stories of 2018

Top five sports stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 31, 2018

When it comes to sports, TKC covers a wide variety of athletics that captivate fans. With diverse stories on local and professional topics, our sports staff covered it all in 2018. From investigating concussions in high school to a serious lack of attendance at Kirkwood football games, as well as more ...

TKC podcast: meme culture in 2018

TKC podcast: meme culture in 2018

Benji Wilton, Carter Philipp, and Naomi Thomson

November 16, 2018

Disclaimer: this episode contains language that may be offensive to some listeners. Why is internet humor so unique? Why have memes enthralled our society? In this podcast, Benji Wilton, Carter Philipp and Naomi Thomson dive into these questions, and examine the wide variety of memes on the inte...

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