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The Kirkwood Call

According to Sarah Esslinger, KHS counselor, students who come into the KHS counseling office for drug use often have other issues intertwined.

A big first step

Alli Luth, features writer March 4, 2022

This story discusses topics that may be difficult for some readers, including substance abuse and addiction. If you are struggling with addiction, contact a counselor or call the SAMHSA hotline at 1-800-662-HELP...

Jimmy McKinney, KHS boys basketball head coach, coaches his team in practice prior to their first game against Mehlville.

Jimmy McKinney: Dedication

Kinley Bokermann, sports editor January 7, 2022

Intense. Passionate. Dedicated. These were the three words junior guard Kellen Rhimes used to describe his head coach, Jimmy McKinney. For McKinney, boys basketball head coach, his passion for basketball...

Spencer Lanig coaches girls volleyball at Kirkwood and boys volleyball at Webster. Photo courtesy of Kendall Herweck.

A new rivalry

Jane Roy, opinions writer December 21, 2021

It's Oct. 16th: tournament day. From the girls on the court cheering, to parents jumping up and down, the gym is pulsating with energy. His team has won again (6-0), they are undefeated for the day. Spencer...

Tyree Fletcher, sophomore, said his proudest accomplishment was getting his drivers licensee.

Q&A with Tyree Fletcher

Ava Duggin, web managing editor December 15, 2021

This spring, Tyree Fletcher, sophomore, said he is trying something new. Fletcher had a change of heart after his friends noticed his speed on the field. He decided to stop playing football, with hopes...

Home Sweet Home serves over 600 families a year with its furniture warehouse.

Charity issue: From house to home

Emma Patt, features writer November 9, 2021

A floral patterned quilt, large enough for a queen sized bed. A dish set made for a family of six. A blender and toaster, perfect for a new kitchen. All of these common household items can be found within...

Each registered participant in the walk receives a Promise Garden flower, each color representing their connection to the disease. A purple flower is for those who have lost someone to Alzheimers.

Charity issue: Battling Alzheimer’s step by step

Sim Khanuja, opinions editor November 9, 2021

Outside Enterprise Center, you could spot a sea of purple on the crisp morning of Oct. 23. From the Planetarium all the way to the rooftop of the City Museum, around 30 buildings in St. Louis displayed...

Audrey Coats said the boxing class is a hardcore workout, but more importantly an outlet for her. 

Gonna fly now

Sim Khanuja, opinions editor November 1, 2021

Hair pulled back in a messy ponytail, sweat lining her skin, boxing gloves in hand. Nothing can break her concentration as she jabs and kicks. Gritting her teeth, she channels her energy in order to master...

The map of Juddahs canoe route down the Yellowstone river.

600 miles down

William Schreiber, features writer October 12, 2021

Two weeks in Wyoming and canoeing 600 miles along the Yellowstone River; Juddah Roberts, senior, tackled the journey of a hiking and canoeing trip during the summer of 2021. He was accompanied by 10...

Nicholas Purschke stands in front of the Annual Run for ALD sign. Photo courtesy of the Purschke family.

Fighting for our boys

Lila Shepard, features writer December 9, 2020

Staring out his window across the busy city of Minneapolis, 12-year-old, Nicholas Purschke was laying in his hospital bed and dreaming of the day he could be a normal kid again. Now a sophomore at St....

Ready Readers is a nonprofit organization working to enhance the literacy of children in the St. Louis region.

The power of literacy

Sim Khanuja, opinions writer December 9, 2020

Reading to a classroom of wide-eyed, eager preschool children is a weekly occurrence for Angela Sears Spittal. As the book unfolds, the preschoolers tell stories, sing songs, laugh and give high-fives....

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