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The Kirkwood Call

I wanted the world to change for me. I craved to fit in, to not be what people call “different.”

Senior column: Elena Sherwood

Elena Sherwood, artist April 22, 2022

College: Belmont University  Major: Hospitality Management I wanted the world to change for me. I craved to fit in, to not be what people call “different.” I didn’t want to admit I had a...

The U.S. is eighth out of 64 developed nations for homicides by guns, two American territories take the first and second place, according to Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

In-depth: Gun violence: an American story

Elizabeth Niedringhaus, features writer February 15, 2022

More than 39,000 people are killed every year due to gun violence in America. The U.S. is a world leader in military and economic power, but has more gun violence than other developed nations, according...

The addition at Westchester Elementary School will be ready for students at the end of January 2022.

Prop R: overcrowding & district security

Nicholas Whittington, news editor January 5, 2022

The Kirkwood community passed Prop R, a zero-tax rate increase bond, with 68% approval April 6, 2020. Prop R is designed to address overcrowding, update aging infrastructure and systems and enhance safety...

KSD will be mask-recommended, not mask-required, beginning second semester.

BOE approves mask-recommended policy for second semester

Nicholas Whittington, Lila Shepard, and Audrey Turley December 14, 2021

At the BOE meeting on Monday Dec. 13, Superintendent David Ulrich presented his Safe Return to School Plan for board members to discuss and vote on. This plan outlined a mask-recommended policy for KSD...

The new Pioneer Pride marching band uniforms consist of black pants, a white long-sleeved shirt and a gray, black and white vest.

Turkey Day: New year, new uniforms

Zach Thomson, news writer November 28, 2021

Under the Friday night lights, the Pioneer Pride marching band has performed in their classic red and black uniforms countless times over the past decade. The band wore black pants, a red and black coat...

Portrait of KHS senior Meg Bjorkman in vibrant colors, drawn by Merry Schlarman.

Art Gallery: Faces of KHS

TKC followed the theme “Everybody has a story” where staffers highlighted random KHS students. For this prompt art staffers drew portraits of randomly assigned KHS students. The art staff used a spectrum...

Technology is supposed to be a connector but it can also make us mentally disconnected.

Technology – Elena Sherwood

Elena Sherwood, artist May 17, 2021

My art piece is intended to show that even though technology is supposed to be a connector; it can also make us mentally disconnected. Facetime is great but it does not compete with face to face human...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Ever since teaching himself how to code, Solomon Leach has loved technology and hopes to bring that passion into his college and career choice.

Senior profile: Solomon Leach

Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor May 4, 2021

An episode of “The Flash” plays on a newly set up TV. His Savers uniform sits folded on the counter. On the bright computer, lines of code flash across the screen — complex strings of numbers and...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Picture of Phebe Hammond, senior, working her shift at Kaldis in Kirkwood.

Senior profile: Phebe Hammond

Lila Shepard and features writer May 3, 2021

Walking into work, the smell of roasting espresso beans fills her nose. Phebe Hammond used to bike to Kaldi’s when she was younger to get pastries and coffee; now she has been working there for over...

Seniors Jack Julian and Will Mastrantuono spend their time away from school hanging out, playing soccer and working at Smoothie King. Art by Elena Sherwood.

Senior profile: Jack Julian and Will Mastrantuono

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer May 3, 2021

The boys pull into the parking lot on South Kirkwood Road and park their cars, prepared for another night of work. After asking for time off during their senior spring break, the threat of getting fired...

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