The Kirkwood Call

Does homework work?

Does homework work?

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth

The sounds of celebration erupted from the group sitting in the crowded restaurant, but her brown eyes remained fixated on the paper in front of her. Esperanza Aguilar, junior, was surrounded by family one evening while out for dinner, but her mind persistently took her back to her current studies: math...

Trash can

Trash can

Will Drury, Parsnip Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Christmas came late for KHS students this year. Just a few weeks ago, every rosy-cheeked and acne-speckled high schooler was greeted with an overabundance of gifts from KSD, including a brand new laptop, case and charger wrapped up in a neat cardboard box and plastic wrapping. While most children greedily...

Photo gallery: photo spread issue 3

Photo gallery: photo spread issue 3

Audrey Berns, Abbey Painter, Zac Clingenpeel, and Mary Frizell

January 19, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries

TKC's Issue 3 photo spread, "Teacher Tunes", showcased many KHS teachers recreating popular album covers.

What’s the buzz with the new bells?

What’s the buzz with the new bells?

Maddie Hawes and Jack Rintoul

November 22, 2017


Filed under News

Is it a bird? Is it the French police? Is it an airplane attendant’s announcement? No, it is the new KHS bell system. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, students around KHS were buzzing with comments about the new bells. Some were confused about why the bells changed in the first pla...

Eclipse preview

Eclipse preview

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Although a total solar or lunar eclipse occurs roughly every 18 months, a total eclipse has not occurred over Kirkwood since 1442. So those in the path of totality, or the area where the moon fully covers the sun, are making the most of this event. Businesses are selling eclipse-themed merchandise, news...

VOK: KHS principals present and past

Jamie Jones, Anna Poe, Alyssa Fox, and Abbey Painter

December 21, 2016


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Dr. Michael Havener “Dr. Havener has such a good balance because he’s been here as a teacher, an assistant principal, then he was at the central office and he came back here to be principal. He has a wider perspective of the district than the others which of course helps in making him such a wo...

Teacher horror stories

Teacher horror stories

Erin Kelly, managing editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

1.) David Cannon, choir teacher “It was opening night of Pirates of Penzance, and the lead singer, Jamie, sang her solo and left stage for a quick costume change. Meanwhile, the student down at the soundboard forgot to turn her microphone off, so when Jamie ran off stage and yelled “[expletive]” ...

German on the rise

German on the rise

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

September 6, 2016


Filed under News

Although the U.S. Department of Education reports that over 13.3 million students study Spanish in high school, there is another language at KHS a growing portion of the student body is saying “ja” to. Whether it is due to family ancestry or an interest in the culture, the KHS German department said r...

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