The Kirkwood Call

Custard Station

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

I have a confession to make. And yes, this is serious. Ever since I could hold a cone, I’ve struggled with a serious addiction to ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, whatever you want to call the heavenly concoction. In fact, one of my first words was “nilla” (short for vanilla). Lord knows I’v...

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

As the sun lingers in the sky for a few minutes longer each day, our daydreams of summer no longer seem unrealistic. Ignoring the nag of our alarms and turning our history notes into doodles would be too easy. It’s almost as if our math problems are asking to be neglected. Yet as our focus diminishes, the looming fa...

Senior Profiles: Zoe Risch

Senior Profiles: Zoe Risch

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

In a purple bedroom, pop music plays while one sister teachs makeup to the other. Giggles fill the room as Mary Kay samples are smeared on. Like many pre-teens, older sister Zoe, had recently become enveloped in the world of makeup. It was a way for her to find her identity amongst a lot of changes, like her family’s move from Calif...

Madi’s melody

Madi’s melody

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Features

"Everything’s bigger in Texas,” Madi Janysek, senior, said. “I’ll keep telling you that until the day I die.” Janysek is no stranger to the Lone Star state, the place she still calls her home. Native to Arizona, Janysek moved to New York, San Antonio, Austin, Rhode Island and back to Austin,...

Trash can’t

Trash can’t

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Some would say the “recycling bin” of KHS seems to be half full. I would ask, is the recycling even being recycled? On a dreary Monday night this January, a custodian in the history building openly dumped the contents of the little blue recycling bin into the gray landfill on wheels. She said...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Warning signs

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Warning signs

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under News-Features

For most people, class parties, birthday parties and meals out with family come with happy and comforting connotations. For others like Taiye Joseph, junior, these events bring fear. “My intentions [before entering high school] weren’t to have an eating disorder,” Joseph said. “It started out because...

Valentine’s Day couples 2018

Valentine’s Day couples 2018

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Voices of Kirkwood

Have you ever seen any movie about high school without couples all around campus? Yeah, didn’t think so. In our culture, couples are a major part of high school life, and KHS is no different. Here are just three KHS couples sharing their story in time for Valentine’s Day: Charlotte Heinrich ...

All cards on the table

All cards on the table

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features

Skip, reverse, shuffle, draw and explode. This is common lingo for freshman Nicholas, Sean, Phillip, Hugh and Oleg, the self-proclaimed pack of “Geeky Nerds.” Every lunch period, the five boys haphazardly toss their lunches on the table, so they can get to the more important matter of playing the...

Photo gallery: varsity girls’ basketball and Male Poms

Photo gallery: varsity girls’ basketball and Male Poms

Kara Rieger, photographer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports

The girls' varsity basketball team won 59-38 against Pattonville high school Friday, Jan. 19. Both the varsity Pommies and the Male Pommies stole the floor during half time with their dance routines. "I believe the experience is amazing, but I had some extra experience, because I'm in Mrs. Bekebrede's...

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