The Kirkwood Call

Classic English lit: ranked

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Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

April 25, 2020

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Think cultural appropriation in St. Louis doesn't exist? Think again.

Malcia Greene, associate editor

March 25, 2020

Missouri: The Show-Me State. One of these days it’s bound to start living up to its nickname, right? All I want is for someone to show me. Show me that we’re done taking what’s not ours from minorities. Show me that we’re not robbing marginalized cultures of their customs and practices, rare...

North Side Knights

North Side Community School opened its doors in 2009 to serve and educate the northside community of St. Louis.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 19, 2020

“Our scholars are proof that children who find themselves in the most challenging zip codes of St. Louis can succeed far beyond expectations.”  – North Side Community School website. Before 1948, realtors reserved the northside of St. Louis for people of color. Laws blocked off a section of...

From the Vault: Smoking area provokes controversy

KHS students sitting in the KHS smoking courtyard in 1986.

Clayton Caringer, archives staff

March 6, 2020

Original story by Joan Wilson appeared in The Call, Oct. 7, 1985 Informal surveys concerning the smoking area are aiding Principal Franklin McCallie in making a decision about whether or not it should be closed. In his surveys, McCallie asked students if they thought the area should remain open. ...

Which Valentine’s Day candy are you?

There are plenty of other Valentine's Day candies besides the classic box of chocolates; find out which one matches your personality.

Catherine Butler, copy editor

February 13, 2020

Every year on Valentine’s Day, you might wonder what type of sweets you should get your S.O. Or, if you’re single, which confections you should stock up on when they go on sale Feb. 15. While you try a variety of sugary sweets, take this quiz to find out which Valentine’s candy you are most like. (func...

From the Vault: KHS should prepare for aliens

Obviously, the government is not doing a thorough job in preparing the public for the shock that aliens do exist.

Celia Bergman, archives editor

February 12, 2020

Original story by Lucas McCue appeared in The Call, April 19, 1990. This piece is entirely satirical. Because I decided to give up reading real literature for Lent, my only outlet for my urge to read are those grocery store check-out line tabloids. I picked up a recent issue and after skimming th...

From the Vault: Vietnam veteran reflects on war as waste

“We were supposed to be saving Vietnam from aggression,” remembered ‘63 graduate Tracy Hammond.

Celia Bergman, archives editor

January 28, 2020

Original story appeared in The Kirkwood Call, April 18, 1975. “We were supposed to be saving Vietnam from aggression,” remembered ‘63 graduate Tracy Hammond. Hammond was a Ranger in Cai Be, South Vietnam, a short but very costly guerilla warfare assignment. The third day in the field, a...

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...

Garrett vs Rudolph and how the NFL should handle it

It’s Thursday Night Football, and the 11th such game of the 2019 season is almost over.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

December 13, 2019

It’s Thursday Night Football, and the 11th such game of the 2019 season is almost over. The Cleveland Browns are about to finally beat their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and improve their sinking playoff hopes. Then, all heck breaks loose with eight seconds left. Steelers QB Mason Rudolph, who...

The Brain Issue: Very superstitious

As the saying goes,

Malcia Greene, associate editor

November 5, 2019

Step on a crack, break your mother’s back. At 6 years old, this so-called harmless saying instilled the fear of God in me. After all, how was a child supposed to know it was nothing more than an innocent rhyme? Alas, this unnerving phrase began to manifest in the back of my mind as something I couldn’t...

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