The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

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...

Art by Elena Sherwood. 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 and 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...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Amaya Marion is attending Stanford University in the fall, where she will be majoring in international relations.

Senior profile: Amaya Marion

Sim Khanuja and opinions writer May 3, 2021

Among the bustling streets of Xi’an, China, Amaya Marion strolled past restaurants, outdoor markets and people. This lively setting was natural to Marion, who spent six weeks studying abroad in China...

Photo by Sophia Beckmann

New Year, same fight

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer February 19, 2021

Since George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, some have found their social media feed to show  more Black Lives Matter (BLM) related content. One post circulated around a few months later that said, "Just...

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer, instructs dance to various KHS students.

Not for the money

Ava Duggin, social media editor February 8, 2021

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer and teacher, walked out the stage door. She just finished a performance. All of a sudden, she noticed a young girl wearing the biggest dress she had ever seen...

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for Artists’ Take.

Artists’ take #3: New Year’s Resolutions

Graesen Joyce, art editor January 25, 2021

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for Artists’ Take. As 2021 rolls in, this cycle’s prompt is “New Year's Resolutions.” Artists’ Take is an opportunity for TKC’s...

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