The Kirkwood Call

The Brain Issue: Seeing double

My identical twin, Grace and I, when we were 3 years old.

Meg Murphy, vok editor

November 11, 2019

“Which twin are you?” “How do I tell you apart?” “Are you going to the same college?” “Who is older?” These are questions I get asked daily. Do I get tired of it? Yes. Do I tell people that? No.  My identical twin Grace and I, are the youngest of six kids. My parents were completely ...

A Strong finish

Martin Strong races towards the finish line, preparing for the upcoming track season.

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

October 7, 2019

Martin Strong is a three time state champion. Read about his accomplishments here.

Intramural inclusion

Intramurals are leagues that focus on the enjoyment and community of sports. These need to be implemented at KHS.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

September 25, 2019

Intramurals are less competitive leagues that focus on enjoying sports. KHS does not offer intramurals, but these leagues should be implemented.

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018

For the first time in 50 years, a Pioneer won the individual cross country state championship. Senior Christian Baker won the Missouri Class 4 State Cross Country Meet on at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri Nov. 3. Baker was the first of 165 runners qualified for the meet to cross the...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Sarah Hickenbotham, sophomore, begins the race with a strong start. She placed 10th with a time and PR of 19:26.

Meg Murphy, Mary Ralston, and Morgan Gindler

October 20, 2018

Kirkwood cross country hosted the Class 4 District 2 Meet at Francis Park, Oct. 20. Christian Baker, running a 15:22 PR won the varsity boys' race. The boys had six out of their seven runners in the top 30 and came out as District Champions. The girls' team finished the meet in 5th place, just 18 poi...

Top 5 cross country courses

Photo courtesy of Gina Woodard

Grace Murphy, copy editor

October 5, 2018

It’s race day. You think about the course and the race. How are you going to prepare yourself? What are your goals? What did you do last season that you can change today? Every race is different, and every course is different. I decided to rank my top five favorite cross country courses from my experiences...

Friendship takes first place

art by Sarah Nash

Ryleigh Palmer, features writer

August 29, 2018

She sprints across the finish line and although she is tired, makes it to the end of the first cross-country race of the 2018 season. Olivia Matthews, sophomore, finishes strong, and gladly accepts praise from a couple teammates who had already completed the race. Out of breath, she goes to meet the team m...

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Daniel Kim, features writer

November 28, 2017

At the 2017 Class 4 District 2 Cross Country Meet, a 5-foot-10 man in his 60s with a gray beard and tanned skin awaits as herds of cross country runners pass by. He sports cargo shorts and a red, polyester tank-top with “Kirkwood Cross Country” written across it. He hustles alongside the race cour...

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

Daniel Kim, sports writer

November 9, 2017

Houston Astros win the World Series For the first time in franchise history, “The Stros” are the champions after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in World Series Game 7 on Nov. 1. This is not only a monumental moment for the Astros organization, but also for the Houston community. After H...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet 9/30

Photo gallery: girls' and boys' cross country meet 9/30

Mary Ralston and Meg Murphy

October 12, 2017

Kirkwood girls' and boys' cross country team had a meet at Parkway West's home course at Living Word Church Sept. 30. The girls' varsity team and freshman-sophomore teams ranked 2nd overall. The boys' varsity team placed 3rd overall, the JV team placed 4th, sophomore finished 3rd and freshmen ended in 4th...

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