The Kirkwood Call

Senior Column: Emma Lingo

Emma will attend this University of Missouri for journalism this August.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

May 23, 2020

College: University of Missouri  Major: Journalism  Dear 2024 Emma, How are you doing? Things are pretty good right now (not counting the pandemic and all). I’m in our childhood bedroom and it’s a sunny day. A cool breeze is drifting through our open window while I’m sipping on warm tea ...

COVID-19 and class of 2020: delayed graduation, canceled finals and grade freezes

The class of 2020 gets rowdy on the first day of school.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

April 10, 2020

Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, sent out a letter confirming that school has been canceled for the rest of the year Apil 10. In addition, it was announced graduation will not take place May 9, and the school has reserved June 20 and July 11 as backup dates at Chaifetz Arena. The decision was also made to not have senior finals. For th...

The 1619 Project

Emma Lingo, Maddie Meyers, Malcia Greene, Kiden-Aloyse Smith, Rachel Finan, and Charlotte Heinrich

March 27, 2020

"The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very cen...

Trivia Showdown: Roachez v. The Great Gang

Two trivia teams go head to head in a battle for the history books.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

“It’s always intense, the trivia.” Simao Drew, English teacher, said.  Every Friday for about 15 years, Drew has held a trivia match in his classroom. In August, he kicks off the year-long trivia tournament with a promise of extra credit for the winning team. Students have gotten more invest...

10 stories that don’t have anything to do with COVID-19

With COVID-19 taking over, a bit of perspective might be needed. Read these stories to see what else is going on in the world.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 made landfall in January, the virus has been dominating the news cycle. Between online school and state mandates, it can feel like coronavirus is taking over. But it’s not. Here are 10 stories to brighten your day that have nothing to do with COVID-19 and its effects.  Happy fe...

COVID-19 update: School cancelation, grading changes, event changes and more

Photo courtesy of Google Creative Commons License from the U.S. Department of State.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 23, 2020

As of March 23, KSD has officially closed until Wednesday, April 22. TKC spoke with KHS Principal Michael Havener about updates.  Food provisions  Until school resumes, students and families that qualify for free and reduced lunches can pick up meals from KHS and Nipher Middle School; meals wi...

North Side Knights

North Side Community School opened its doors in 2009 to serve and educate the northside community of St. Louis.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 19, 2020

“Our scholars are proof that children who find themselves in the most challenging zip codes of St. Louis can succeed far beyond expectations.”  – North Side Community School website. Before 1948, realtors reserved the northside of St. Louis for people of color. Laws blocked off a section of...

How to: Life

Taxes can be a struggle. Tune in to have Alicia Jones, KHS personal finance teacher, walk you through the process.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

January 22, 2020

How to: Life is here to answer basic questions high schoolers have about the future. In this first season, hosts Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers covered the topics of college, taxes, insurance and first jobs with guests ranging from college counselors to personal finance teachers.

How to: jobs

A first job can be a struggle. Tune in to hear Abby Peterson, KHS career counselor, walk you through the process.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

January 22, 2020

TKC sat down with one of Kirkwood's College and Career Counselors to go in-depth on how to get your first job in high school. Whether you're a freshman unsure of when you'll be working or a senior in dire need of some cash for summer, tune in to get some advice from someone who knows the ropes. ...

How to: taxes

Taxes can be a struggle. Tune in to have Alicia Jones, KHS personal finance teacher, walk you through the process.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

January 22, 2020

Ever wondering how taxes work? Or when exactly you need to file for them? Don't fear! TKC sat down with KHS personal finance teacher Alicia Jones to talk about all things taxes and walk you through the process. ...

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