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Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

Dr. Havener advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.

Lily Bartin, web editor

August 25, 2020

The transition into high school can feel daunting, and with the shift to online learning the change may seem all the more overwhelming. But as bad as freshman year is made out to be, with a bit of guidance you’ll see how exciting your first year of highschool could be. After all, even KHS principal, ...

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

March 26, 2020

As KSD transitions to online school, the administration decided that grades received during this period of “e-Learning” can only help, not hurt, students’ overall class grades. In a document outlining these grading instructions, teachers are instructed to put all online grades into a certain e-...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

The junior sections sings along to

Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green

November 30, 2019

The annual in school KHS fall pep rally was held Nov. 26. The students watched seniors skits, danced to the band, and screamed their classes battle cries. "I really like being able to feel like I'm apart of the excitement around pep rallies, being that I'm there to pump up the crowd," Gabrielle Cannon,...

KHS goes on soft lockdown Oct. 17

St. Louis mandated a stay at home order starting Monday, and KHS will allow families to pick up essential items on March 22.

Benji Wilton, print editor

October 17, 2019

KHS went on soft lockdown after three unauthorized persons arrived on campus Oct. 17.

Fight for food

One out of six children in KSD are suffering from hunger every day.

Amara Harper, features + in-depth editor

October 16, 2019

The problem of hunger for KHS students is prevalent. Programs through KSD such as Nutrition on the Weekends is trying to help that issue.

Gauging the gap

Samaya Trawick, Junior, raises her hand in math class to ask a question.

Jack Anderson and Jack Rintoul

March 17, 2019

As the deafening noise of the halftime buzzer sounds, Samaya Trawick, junior and varsity cheerleader, leaps into place before her team begins their routine. At this moment, she feels a part of something. But for Trawick, that is not always the case at KHS. Taking both AP and honors courses over the...

Issues: The problems with parking lots

Issues: The problems with parking lots

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

October 25, 2018

The long line of cars never seems to end for the student trapped within. After 10 minutes, she finally reaches the tightly packed Essex parking lot only to realize her mistake: she is too late. Every non-numbered parking space has been full for five minutes and she must force her way out of the parkin...

Guess the song challenge

Photo by Grace Murphy

Grace Murphy, Mary Ralston, and Meg Murphy

October 12, 2018

The Kirkwood Call gave KHS students and teachers a few seconds to guess song. Watch the video to see how they did.

The future of Golden State

The future of Golden State

Daniel Kim, sports editor

September 4, 2018

After the Golden State Warriors won the 2018 NBA Finals, DeMarcus Cousins, the four-time All-Star who is one of the best centers in the league, announced this summer that he will join the Warriors. Signing a one-year, five-million-dollar contract, Cousins will be taking a $11 million pay cut to join...

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