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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Addiction Is Real is breaking the silence of teenagers by educating parents on the power of communication.

Charity Issue: Stop the silence

Anna Kaiser, entertainment writer November 23, 2022

Addicted to heroin and pregnant with her first child, Heidi Bartels was in labor and stuck on what she should do next. When she gave birth, her son was diagnosed with a drug addiction and she lost custody...

Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Erin Kelly, managing editor May 8, 2017

With only three days left in my high school career and about three months before I head to Middlebury College in Vermont, it’s impossible not to reminisce about my time here in Kirkwood. I’ve made...

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, managing editor May 8, 2017

The summer before freshman year, I told my mom I was quitting band. I’d stuck with it through the three-hour middle school concerts and predictable laughter when people learned I played the trombone....

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Erin Kelly, managing editor April 23, 2017

KHS is sponsoring its second annual Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) April 24-28, 2017. The week was established with the goal of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness and adolescent suicide....

Tyresse Norris, senior, commits to play football at Missouri Valley College.

Photo gallery: National Signing Day

Malayna Vines, features writer February 15, 2017

19 KHS seniors participated in National Signing Day while officially committing to play a sport at their college or university Feb. 2. Sadie Wise, senior, committed to play Division 1 softball at Saint...

Audrey Kelly, senior

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity swimming vs Eureka

Malayna Vines, features writer January 25, 2017

The girls' varsity swim team had their senior night swim meet on Jan. 19. With a final score of 131-50 beating Eureka, Claire Cowan, sophomore, said she was sad the seniors would not be swimming with them...

Peyton Roberts, sophomore, swims in the 500 free and finishes with a time of 6:30.83.

Photo gallery: girls’ swimming vs. Parkway North

Mary Ralston, photographer January 20, 2017

The varsity girls’ swim team had their second to last home meet against Parkway North, Jan. 17. Winning 139-49. “I was kind of frustrated about [swimming the 100 Back], because, after all, I never...

Teacher horror stories

Teacher horror stories

Erin Kelly, managing editor December 6, 2016

1.) David Cannon, choir teacher “It was opening night of Pirates of Penzance, and the lead singer, Jamie, sang her solo and left stage for a quick costume change. Meanwhile, the student down at...

Senior profile: Sophia Roth

Senior profile: Sophia Roth

Erin Kelly, copy editor May 4, 2016

She sat on a stage in the middle of Helen Fitzgerald’s Restaurant and Pub, her friends and family cheering below her and an electric razor buzzing in her ear. As she watched tendrils of her hair drift...

Nabeel Syed: Conquering Islamophobia

Nabeel Syed: Conquering Islamophobia

Erin Kelly, copy editor March 25, 2016

Despite a soft-spoken, unassuming demeanor, he and his mosque have received multiple death threats. He said he fears one day these threats may become a reality. Nabeel Syed, junior, is a Muslim and a target...

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