The Kirkwood Call

Be home soon

In 2017, 3,166 people were killed as a result of distracted driving.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

November 1, 2019

While distracted driving has declined since 2016, there is still a problem. Missouri is one of two states that has not completely banned texting and driving.

Driving is bliss

This guy perfectly exemplifies the modern driver: safe, attentive and content.

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

March 17, 2019

*This piece is entirely satirical Driving is supposedly a chore. I think driving is joyous. And it’s only getting better. More people are on the road, phones provide entertainment while we drive and cops enforce speed limits less because they finally understand they’re just suggestions. Driving ...

The driver’s ed disappearance

Picture of a railroad crossing sign in downtown Kirkwood.

Benji Wilton, features writer

September 1, 2017

Along with her fellow sophomores, Annika Kline soon will finally be able to hop in her car and drive on her own. She will no longer have to ask her parents for rides and will eventually be able to drive to and from school. Like her parents, she has been through a driver’s ed course and has learned about...

Burning rubber

Burning rubber

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor

September 25, 2015

Steven Wemhoener, junior, wipes down the last car, finishing his shift at Waterway. After that, he takes off for Gateway Motor Sports for the drifting event he has that night. When he arrives, his nerves build up sitting behind the line, waiting for the announcer to call for the cars to start. Suddenly...

Struggle in the streets

Struggle in the streets

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor

September 25, 2015

Emma Perry reached to turn up the radio as she drove along Elm Ave. in Webster, a street she had been acquainted with three times before. She knew she had to hurry because her friends were waiting for her at San Sai, a Japanese restaurant. But they would have to wait longer; because as she turned left onto...

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