The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Jaida Autry, senior, walks a Unified Night Lights member up the field to start off the night.

Photo gallery: Unified Night Lights Sept. 29, 2021

Ella Davies, Quinn Millstone, and Maya Rubin October 12, 2021

Every year Unified Night Lights (UNL) brings everyone together for a night of football. Students in Pommies, cheer, Pep Nation, and football get buddied up with students with special needs to recreate...

Kameron Richardson, junior, attempts to avoid a Pattonville defender.

Photo gallery: Kirkwood varsity football vs. Pattonville Sept. 10, 2021

Sophia Beckmann and Ella Davies September 19, 2021

The Kirkwood varsity football team made their way to Pattonville for their 3rd game of the season on Sept. 10, 2021. Kirkwood won 48-0 against the pirates, and have continued their season with a winning...

Ellie Buchanan, senior, holds her phone up for a class selfie.

Photo Gallery: Pep Rally Aug. 26

Annie George, photo editor September 2, 2021

On Aug. 26, 2021, KHS hosted its first pep rally of the 2021-2022 school year. The Pommies and Cheerleaders performed, and the band played. Each of the fall sports came to the front to introduce their...

The last 14 months brought a lot of conflicting feelings to me.

Controlled – Ella Davies

Ella Davies, photographer May 11, 2021

The last 14 months brought a lot of conflicting feelings to me. What kept me going was my neighbor, Maya. Maya and I did a lot of physical activity throughout quarantine, this included things like riding...

Art by Emma Frizzell. My routine was repetitive: every morning I woke up early.

Senior column: Amara Harper

Amara Harper, editor-in-chief May 5, 2021

My routine was repetitive: every morning I woke up extra early just to make the extra 10 minute drive to Starbucks so I could get a coffee before school. I followed this for my sophomore and junior year....

Art by Emma Frizzell. Be your own person, let go of expectations or stereotypes or judgments, and you will thrive. 

Senior column: Molly Higgins

Molly Higgins, print editor May 4, 2021

College: Fordham University Major: Journalism/marketing Throughout the chaos of the past year, there is one thing that has never failed to bring me joy. I truly believe  nothing is quite as exhilarating...

Ryan Blank, sophomore, subs in to the game for Eddie Bisgrove, sophomore.

Photo gallery: Kirkwood boys’ JV volleyball vs. Pattonville April 20, 2021

Sophia Beckmann and Ella Davies May 1, 2021

JV boys' volleyball played Pattonville on Tuesday, April 19. Kirkwood beat Pattonville in two sets adding another win to their season. Despite the effects of COVID-19, spring sports have continued with...

Police officers have been in schools since the 1950s. With recent calls for racial justice and a reevaluation of the policing system, many people have wondered about the roles of police and schools and how they got there in the first place.

History in the hallways: A timeline of police in schools

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor February 21, 2021

To view the timeline, select the link here.

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at approximately 7:30 p.m., three KSD schools were vandalized with racial slurs. In this article, TKC highlights five Black students connected to Kirkwood, who explain their thoughts and feelings regarding the hate crime and their feelings on Kirkwood’s action following the situation.
Art by Graesen Joyce

Black students’ perspectives on Jan. 6 hate crime

Maya Kim, Rachel Finan, Graesen Joyce, and Ella Davies February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at approximately 7:30 p.m., three KSD schools were vandalized with racial slurs. The already flooded comment section of TKC’s posts regarding the hate crime regained momentum after...

A player from each team prepares for the face-off for the puck.

Photo gallery: Kirkwood varsity hockey vs CBC Feb. 5

Annie George and Ella Davies February 13, 2021

Kirkwood varsity hockey started off the quarterfinals with a tie 3-3 against CBC on Feb. 5 2021. Kirkwood also played CBC again for the second and last game of the quarterfinals Feb. 8. With a final score...

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