The Kirkwood Call

Photo Gallery: Nature

Bumblebee is getting ready for summer by pollinating flowers.

Ella Sottile, photographer

June 11, 2020

As spring is right around the corner, nature is going into full bloom in preparation for summer. While people have been quarantining, the environment around us has gotten a chance to naturally grow in their own way without human interaction. Without as much human impact, our environment is thriving. As...

Where to eat during lockdown

Rice salad from Symbowl, available for delivery and pickup

Elliott Notrica, entertainment writer

May 24, 2020

The recent lockdown has been a great time to cook at home, but on days when making dinner (or lunch) feels like too much to handle, there’s plenty of local restaurants still open and ready to serve you a great meal. Establishments have switched to carry-out or pick up in compliance with stay-at-home...

Photo Gallery: Downtown Kirkwood in photos

City Hall, located in the middle of Downtown Kirkwood, is illuminated by the afternoon sun.

Annie George, photographer

March 2, 2020

Downtown Kirkwood is a popular place for middle school students to hang out at after school, and for high school students to do homework. Downtown Kirkwood is full of small boutiques, food places, and other things to do. "Downtown Kirkwood reminds me of Friday afternoons when all the middle schoolers...

VoK: MariJo Arthur

MariJo Arthur, is fighting cancer for the second time at age 71.

Lily Bartin, features writer

November 29, 2018

Walking around Downtown Kirkwood on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I had little hope of finding anyone with a story to tell. I ducked into Great Harvest Bakery to escape the downpour. Scanning the café, I noticed a woman eating alone. After deciding to approach her, I immediately changed my mind not t...

Spencer’s Grill

Spencer's Grill
Spencer"s Grill

Elliott Notrica, features writer

September 19, 2018

Spencer’s Grill is a gathering place that brings Kirkwood residents of all generations together. Inside, a diverse cross-section of Kirkwood fills the historic restaurant. Opened in 1947 by Bill Spencer, the diner serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week, dishing up the classic diner eats the loyal...

Custard Station

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

August 21, 2018

I have a confession to make. And yes, this is serious. Ever since I could hold a cone, I’ve struggled with a serious addiction to ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, whatever you want to call the heavenly concoction. In fact, one of my first words was “nilla” (short for vanilla). Lord knows I’v...

I peaked in middle school

I peaked in middle school

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

February 28, 2018

art by Celia Bergman *This piece is entirely satirical When people hear the words “middle school” they cringe, gag and maybe even faint. However, I am not one of those people. Those were the best three years of my life. I dread driving to KHS every morning and wish I could hop off the bus at the gl...

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