The Kirkwood Call

College criteria: then vs. now

Claire Hubert, center and 2015 alumnus and sophomore at University of California-Los Angeles, gets her picture taken with her parents Tony and Melanie Hubert on parents weekend. Claire was always competitive in high school, so she thought it natural for her to apply to the most competitive of colleges. “UCLA was my dream since I was eleven and I wasn’t sure if I would get in, so I was looking at other schools that were the same academic caliber,” Hubert said. ” I knew I wanted to go somewhere academically challenging and I think I got caught up in admissions rates and the competitiveness of schools.”

Annie O'Brien, features writer

October 6, 2016

Since 2005, Northwestern University’s acceptance rate dropped from 33 percent to 10.7 percent and Vanderbilt University’s plummeted from 40 percent to a staggering 10.4 percent. Across the country, college acceptance rates are shrinking as schools become more selective due to an increase in applica...

Student managers help teams behind the sidelines

Student managers help teams behind the sidelines

Holden Foreman, sports writer

October 9, 2014

The Kirkwood Call recognizes student athletes on a weekly basis for their outstanding accomplishments on the playing field. On the sidelines, however, a completely different game is played, and without student managers coaches say they would be in a world of pain. “It’s nice as a coach to hav...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Claire Hubert