The Kirkwood Call

Homeroom chatter

Students bring a variety of items to each class during homeroom.

Rachel Finan, health and wellness writer

March 2, 2020

Walking through the halls during homeroom, there is a sea of red cards in hands, friends talking in circles and students rushing to retake that Chemistry quiz from last week. The narrow entry to the social studies hallway becomes a traffic jam, and the energy of all the students gets trapped as the ma...

Top of his field

Sam Bryan, junior, sits inside Kirkwood High Schools home dugout.

Jack Matousek, sports writer

October 27, 2019

Sam Bryan recently committed to University of Missouri to play Division 1 baseball. Read his story here.

100 gecs is breaking pop

Dylan Brady and Laura Les'  debut album, “100 gecs,” has been featured in the New York Times, The Fader, Pitchfork and more.

Lily Frick, features writer

October 10, 2019

Dylan Brady and Laura Les' debut album, “1000 gecs,” has been featured in the New York Times, The Fader, Pitchfork and more.

Senior profile: Lifting the pressure

Jack Matousek, features writer

May 12, 2019

As the bell rings, many students spill out into the hallways talking about the day’s events.  One senior, Nolan Hauck, is an exception to this daily routine. Drawstring bag strung tightly over his shoulders, he walks confidently, cutting through the line of students making his way towards the weig...

Gymnastics to Gymnasium; Cate Peters

Gymnastics to Gymnasium; Cate Peters

Lilly Anderson, Writer

May 21, 2018

Her hands shake as her mom parks the family car at St. Gerard Majella on a rainy Friday night. With her mother and sister in the car, Cate Peters, freshman, opens the letter from the cheer coaches. Her stomach tightens and her breath becomes faster as she pulls out the piece of paper that holds the f...

KHS Orchestra Storms the Windy City

photo courtesy of Google under the Creative Commons license

Mia Alexander, Writer

May 21, 2018

Her fingers rapidly flipped through the pages of her music book, searching for the right starting point as the rest of the class clutched their bows into playing position. Lilly Van Rees, freshman, in the Symphonic Orchestra’s bass line, prepares to practice “Hoedown” by Aaron Copland. “Hoedown” is one of t...

Senior Profiles: Mat Coble

photo courtesy of Mat Coble

Adler Bowman, features editor

April 30, 2018

The hands that grasp a pencil while solving a Calculus problem are the same hands that dance across the surface of guitar strings, crafting both an impeccable equation and a musical masterpiece. Mat Coble, senior, skipped from second to fourth grade math in elementary school, allowing him to take AP...

Where are they now: artists

Where are they now: artists

Allie Hickenbotham and Katie Judd

December 5, 2017

Maddie Coultrip Profession: Graphic designer Location: New York City, New York Class of 2007 “I think that anyone who is in the arts has this desire to create. With the right work life balance and being able to create and make is probably the best part. I’m a believer in putting [my ...

Mystified by Misty

Mystified by Misty

Malcia Greene, writer

May 17, 2017

Katie Simkins, freshman, felt as though the world was against her when her doctor first told her she was allergic to dogs and cats. Hearing this at the age of 6 made her feel hopeless. As she got older and remained petless, she started to develop a greater interest in a different species: lizards. ...

Driving With Ms. Brittany

Daniel Kim, sports writer

April 12, 2017

It is a routine, Thursday afternoon. School bus number five is jam-packed with high school students. “Ms. Brittany!” A joking yell bursts out from the back of the school bus. The excited voice of a student resonates through the atmosphere, reaching the driver’s seat. “Can we go to the McDonald’s drive-thru? I...

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