The Kirkwood Call

John sets aside 20 minutes each night to smoke marijuana, a habit he started when he was in eighth grade.

A day in the life: Anonymous

Megan Glasgow, features writer March 2, 2020

“If I were to explain to someone what [smoking] weed felt like, it would be like carbonated water,” John* said. “It’s fizzy. You feel kind of bubbly. You talk too much, you laugh too much....

Needle in a haystack

Needle in a haystack

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor December 4, 2018

Chatter fills the Senior Hall as Principal Dr. Michael Havener, smiles and greets students. Hearing his phone ring, he diverts his attention to the voice on the other end of the line. The news he receives...

Bonds of cheating

Bonds of cheating

Benji Wilton, sports editor August 23, 2018

For former Major League Baseball (MLB) stars such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, January is a time for waiting. Continually standing by for the ultimate recognition they believe they deserve....

Drugs, child labor and soap

Drugs, child labor and soap

Will Drury, Parsnip editor May 8, 2018

*This story is entirely satirical. I decided to take random words from a generator and turn them into a story. These were the words and this is their story: Premise: soap scene Identity: marriage...

The Juul in the eye of Kirkwood

The Juul in the eye of Kirkwood

Richard Pfeifer, features writer November 7, 2017

She tells the buyer to meet her in the KHS commons. She waits until she sees them, then quickly unzips her backpack and takes out the product: a vape pen and five pods to refill the pen. The student approaches...

Teen drug and alcohol use: what’s going on and what you can do about it

Teen drug and alcohol use: what’s going on and what you can do about it

Kara Rieger, photographer October 23, 2017

There is a teen drug and alcohol presentation in the Keating theatre 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Students are encouraged to attend the event with their families, and the presentation is sponsored...

Underage Gambling PSA

Holden Foreman, web editor February 15, 2017

The affected

The affected

Katie Judd, copy editor December 13, 2016

In Kirkwood, deaths from heroin are four times the national average, according to CNN. Since 2013, six KHS students have died with speculation of drug abuse. Robert Riley, co-founder of Missouri Network...

The affected

The affected

Katie Judd, copy editor December 2, 2016

He cracked open a capsule bean and let the brown, sandy contents pour onto the table. He tapped his fingers on the table before snorting heroin for the first time. He took a hard sniff through a plastic...

Searching for a source

Searching for a source

Annie Murphy, copy editor February 20, 2016

Andrew* sat in a chair along with two other friends, their hands locked in handcuffs. Because one of the friends had cigarettes, the police searched for possession of other drugs on the teens. Andrew is...

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