The Kirkwood Call

Top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts

Top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

*This piece is entirely satirical How special can giving your significant other chocolates and roses be if everyone is doing it? Don’t you want to show your love in a meaningful way this Valentine’s Day? This commercial holiday is glorified as being the most romantic day of the year, which entails an over-...

Four neediest cases

Four neediest cases

Emma Lingo, Sophie Chappell, Claire Boysen, and Kiden Smith

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For the third year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Four Neediest Cases project, inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four staffers to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told TKC about their families' stories...

How to: get into your dream school

How to: get into your dream school

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

**this piece is entirely satirical Being a senior in high school, there is one question that I get almost anytime I am with family or friends: “Where are you going to college?” Where am I going to college? Well, anywhere I want. And you can go anywhere you want too, as long as you follow this simp...

Photo gallery: varsity football vs Rockwood Summit

Photo gallery: varsity football vs Rockwood Summit

Audrey Berns, video editor

September 23, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries

In their fourth game of the season, KHS varsity football won against Rockwood Summit with a final score of 34-13 Friday, September 14.

TKC tries foreign candy

TKC tries foreign candy

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Video

TKC decided to head to Global Foods and search for some interesting candy from different countries. What followed was an unusual taste test, to say the least.     Music: Fretless Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativeco...

TKC hot sauce challenge

TKC hot sauce challenge

Annie O'Brien, Justin Sweeney, and Michael Teasdale

March 10, 2017


Filed under Reackt, Top Stories, Video

TKC competed to see who could drink the most “Dave’s Insanity Sauce,” the original hottest sauce in the universe, in the Hot Sauce Challenge. Watch their hilarious suffering and deeply pained reactions in the videos below.   Here are the scores: Adele Baughm...

10 last-minute Halloween costumes for 2016

10 last-minute Halloween costumes for 2016

Maddie Hawes, Features writer

October 30, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

You spent all month focusing on lifting that B+ to an A, watching Netflix or describing the awesome Halloween costume you never committed to. Now you are here on Sunday, Oct. 30th, desperately searching for a last-minute costume guaranteed to stun everyone at the party. If this situation applies to you,...

Education Around the World

Education Around the World

Claire Boysen, features writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Features

TKC interviewed students who have experienced different education systems from around the world to compare them to the American school system. Pierre Der-Gazerian & Gaspard Cambon, juniors. Marseille & Gannat, France - In France, school starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. - Morning b...

To pee or not to pee?

To pee or not to pee?

Claire Boysen, opinions writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Opinions

You raise your hand and ask if you may use the restroom. The teacher says “sure”, so you get up and walk to the hallway. And that’s when you realize, you must make a choice: women’s or men’s. Which will you choose? Or, like some students at KHS, is it neither? With people identifying as a gender besides...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Claire Boysen