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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

KSD superintendent David Ulrich addresses the BOE at their work session Jan. 10.

BOE discusses the restriction of mature themes in books, additions to curriculum and important upcoming events

Anna Newland, Josie Baker, and Ella Sottile April 21, 2022

On Monday, Apr. 18, the Board of Education passed a motion allowing the district to restrict mature themes in books. Parents will have the ability to decide whether their child can or can’t read certain...

88% (61/69) of TKC staffers believe parents shouldn’t have a say in regulating public school books.

Call Ed: Mom and Dad don’t know what’s best

TKC Staff March 29, 2022

Out of all the problems in our world right now — inequality, racism, healthcare, poverty, sexism, war — it seems American parents have found the paramount topic to complain about: books. The push to...

“BookTok” has taken over TikTok, with videos of readers suggesting their favorite books to viewers.

KHS’ BookTok

Lydia Drake and Ella Sottile January 28, 2022

Scrolling through your TikTok “For You Page,” which consists of videos curated specifically for you, you may see some book recommendations.“BookTok” has taken over TikTok, with videos of readers...

In the Pop Call-ture Podcast, host Ava Tebo talks about topics spanning from movies to media to music. Bringing along guests with outside opinions per episode, Pop Call-ture Podcast offers diverse opinions about all aspects of pop culture.

Pop Call-ture Podcast episode 05: book recommendations feat. Emilie John

Ava Tebo, podcast staffer January 24, 2022

In the fifth episode of Pop Call-ture Podcast, host Ava Tebo discusses book recommendations for 2022 with guest Emilie John, junior. They cover popular books and reading goals as well as book recommendations...

Five things to look forward to in 2022

Five things to look forward to in 2022

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor January 6, 2022

Welcome to 2022, an entertainment year unlike any other. There are so many things to watch, do and explore. From video games to meteor showers, 2022 has it all. With the fast paced year of 2021, take 2022...

White library surrounded by greenery in a front yard of a house on N Holmes Ave.

Photo Gallery: Little Free Libraries

Ella Sottile, photographer October 11, 2021

Scattered throughout the Kirkwood and Webster communities stand Little Free Libraries where people can "take a book and return a book." Little Free Libraries is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to...

Start a book club or read some bestsellers to put down the screens durning quarantine.


September 24, 2020

For some people the idea of reading in an already boring season may sound ridiculous, but by cracking open a book and even starting up a reading club can give your mind a break while staying off  screens....

Unlike most LGBTQ+ novels, this story is told from the parents’ perspective, delving into their effort to comprehend that their little boy doesn’t, in fact, feel like a boy. 

“This Is How It Always Is” review

Catherine Butler and Sophie Chappell October 29, 2019

When three-year-old Claude says he wants to be a girl when he grows up, parents Rosie and Penn don’t question it. He also wants to be a scientist, a train and an ice cream cone. At first, Claude simply...

Since students do not have assigned reading this summer, the have the chance to read books they might find more interesting.

Summer reading recommendations

Catherine Butler, opinions writer May 5, 2019

You may not have any summer homework this year, but that’s no excuse to stop reading. While some of you may have camp or vacations planned this summer, those of you who will be sitting on the couch for...

Mini House Libraries Around Kirkwood

Mini House Libraries Around Kirkwood

Catherine McCandless, artist September 17, 2018

This is a map of all the little libraries you might have seen in people’s houses around Kirkwood. Just bring a book you don’t read anymore to exchange, and see if there’s a book you want to read....

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