The Kirkwood Call

Ivy and thorns

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.

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, they’re pretty-sure-but-not-actually-for-sure attending that school in Oklahoma you Googled later because you’d ne...

An ode to historical black colleges and universities

Well, the world isn’t 78% white, 3% Asian, 8% Black, 4% Hispanic, 3% International, 3% Bi-racial and 1% unknown either, but the University of Missouri is. 

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

March 29, 2020

*Disclaimer: TKC understands the potentially offensive use of the word choice in this article. After staff discussions and legal advice from the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), we decided to support the writer's decision. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or ...

The college search, mapped

Make sure you're at the right place in your college search process with these tips.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

March 13, 2020

Two words: college search. For some, this seems like a distant future. For others, it’s a nerve-wracking reality. However, for everyone looking to go to college after graduation, the formidable college search is a process that isn’t just reserved for the last part of high school. Here are some t...

KHS scholarships

KHS wants students to know all of the opportunities they have to get scholarships to lessen college expenses.

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

November 2, 2019

With college deadlines rapidly approaching, many students are anxious to receive answers to two questions: Did I get accepted? How much money are they going to give me? KHS wants students to know all of the opportunities they have to get scholarships to lessen college expenses.  “When I think abou...

Smile, you’re on transcript

Many students devote their high school years to meeting the requirements for college, only to find another four years waiting for them once theyve been accepted.

Megan Glasgow, Features writer

October 27, 2019

Whether or not you’re trying to secure a spot at an Ivy League, your college stakes are high. Find out the effects of this excessive pressure on students.

“Congratulations”—Five KHS seniors who got into elite universities

From left to right: Ellie Nash, Mary Ralston, Cooper Wise, Meredith Lang, Eli Boshara

Ethan Peter, features writer

May 15, 2019

Kirkwood’s towering trees were an array of red, orange and yellow hues when Mary Ralston, senior, completed her college applications. Yet when those leaves turned brown, shriveling and drifting down from high in the trees, Ralston continued to receive promotional materials from various schools. When the ...

Senior Column: Claire Boysen

Senior Column: Claire Boysen

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

May 3, 2019

I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs at KHS, but at the end of the day, I loved high school. Saying goodbye has been harder than I could have ever imagined.

How to: college

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

March 4, 2019

Have you started thinking about college yet? TKC sat down with a college counselor and Adler Bowman, KHS senior, to ask about the application process and advice they have for other students. Thinking about the college application process can seem overwhelming, listen to this podcast to hear the breakd...

How to: get into your dream school

art by Grace Ferguson

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

November 30, 2018

**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...

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