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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

College preparations can look like a variety of different activities.

College preparations

Anna Kaiser, entertainment writer January 18, 2023

The stress of college preparations and applications can be overwhelming for many. As the year continues to get closer to the end, seniors are starting to look at what they need to be doing. For Emme Bailey,...

By Christmas, seniors may not have even applied to college yet. Some may still be waiting on their acceptance letters, or have been accepted but need to decide which school will get their $100 enrollment fee.

In the holiday hot seat

Lila Shepard, managing editor December 6, 2022

*This piece is entirely satirical When the bell rings at the end of the day and school lets out for winter break, dreams of sugarplums, Christmas lights and binge-watching Netflix dance in students’...

KHS will begin hosting in-person college visits on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Upcoming college visits at KHS

Lydia Drake, web editor September 6, 2022

KHS will begin hosting in-person college visits on Tuesday, Sept. 6. These visits allow students to meet with representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country to learn more about...

I have always been a dreamer, constantly lost in my imagination and books. That’s why I started writing. Once I got to an age where I could no longer sneak books into class, I had to find some way to pass the time at school, so I wrote stories.

Senior Column: Kailey Shirrell

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor May 16, 2022

College: University of Missouri Major: Psychology Hush, gather around, and pull up a chair. Let me tell you a story. It might even have a moral.  I have always been a dreamer, constantly lost...

On the evening of Friday, April 1, 2022, I did something out of character.

Senior column: Ava Duggin

Ava Duggin, web managing editor May 4, 2022

College: University of Missouri Columbia  Major: Undecided  On the evening of Friday, April 1, 2022, I did something out of character. I told my track coach I wouldn’t be at the meet Saturday...

Emelia Pierre will attend Washington University in Saint Louis this fall.

Senior profile: Emelia Pierre

Owen Spiegel, news writer April 13, 2022

College: Washington University in Saint Louis Major: Film and Media Studies In 2021, 84.9% of KHS graduates went on to attend college. Because this path is so common, many see it as a given. Emelia...

An illustrated map of Mac Keys top choices for college

The Key to success

Owen Spiegel, news staffer December 15, 2021

Mac Key, senior, knows exactly what kind of college he wants to go to. A lifelong creator whose favorite childhood toys were Lincoln Logs and Lego bricks, he wants to go to a university with a strong engineering...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Picture of Phebe Hammond, senior, working her shift at Kaldis in Kirkwood.

Senior profile: Phebe Hammond

Lila Shepard and features writer May 3, 2021

Walking into work, the smell of roasting espresso beans fills her nose. Phebe Hammond used to bike to Kaldi’s when she was younger to get pastries and coffee; now she has been working there for over...

Christian Hughes goes up for a shot in the boys varsity basketball game against Marquette.

Next level

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer February 9, 2021

For most competitive athletes, their dream is to get to the next level. According to the NCAA, almost 8 million high school athletes compete in sports each day, many of whom are looking to continue playing...

For four years, students work long days and sleep short nights just for the chance to receive that email with “Congratulations!” in the title. But despite the hype, Ivy League colleges might not be all they’re cracked up to be.

Ivy and thorns

Liam Jackson, associate editor April 1, 2020

“What college are you going to?” I, like the rest of my fellow seniors, have been asked this quite a bit over the past months. For some, the answer is easy. They’ve known for months. For others,...

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