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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

From stories of influential mentors to columns from a specialty features issue and more, here are the top five features stories of 2021.

Top five feature stories of 2021

TKC Staff December 31, 2021

TKC's features staff aims to share the diverse stories of members of the community and exemplify people-first journalism. From stories of influential mentors to columns from a specialty features issue...

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...

COVID-19 was unexpected, but it led Hannah Wagganer to expand her passion for being a caring person.

A caring soul

Kylie Madden, features writer December 16, 2021

People are Hannah’s passion. When she’s not with people at school, Hannah Wagganer, junior, takes every opportunity to be social. Her phone is filled with pictures of her friends, documenting every...

The banners with past titles hang on the wall of the Natitorium.

Meet the 2021 Girl’s Swim Team

Rachel Finan, web editor November 30, 2021

Last year, the Kirkwood Girls’ Swim and Dive Team brought home the first team state title in the history of Kirkwood. The banner hangs above the pool in the Walker Natatorium,  showing the history and...

Marissa Rhimes, sophomore and KHS varsity point guard, said she feels unstoppable when she has a basketball in her hands.

Dribbling past

Lila Shepard, news editor November 8, 2021

Dribbling down the court, sporting “23” on her Kirkwood jersey, Marissa Rhimes, sophomore and KHS varsity point guard, said she feels unstoppable when she has a basketball in her hands. That feeling...

Eli Lindsey, sophomore, produces and mixes his own music with local STL artists

Q&A with Eli Lindsey

Emma Patt, features writer November 2, 2021

If you were to think of an example of a typical highschooler’s job, music producer would most likely not be your first choice. Eli Lindsey, sophomore, defies stereotypes as he mixes and produces music...

Jared Ulichnie, senior, is on the KHS varsity football and wrestling teams.

VoKs: Burba, Munson, Ulichnie

Lydia Drake, features writer October 16, 2021

For our third issue this school year TKC followed the prompt “Everybody has a story.”  TKC staffers were randomly assigned three KHS students to write “Voices of Kirkwood” on. They capture details...

Jack Herwig stands in front of the disassembled show set with the clipboard he used during his performance.

Jack Herwig fills in for Imani Noel during KH Players’ production of “Laughing Stock”

Owen Spiegel, breaking news writer October 12, 2021

When Imani Noel, senior, fell ill on Oct. 1, the role of Henry Mills in the KH Players’ “Laughing Stock” was left empty and without an understudy ready to fill in.  “Laughing Stock" follows...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Picture of Phebe Hammond, senior, working her shift at Kaldis in Kirkwood.

Senior profile: Phebe Hammond

Lila Shepard and features writer May 3, 2021

Walking into work, the smell of roasting espresso beans fills her nose. Phebe Hammond used to bike to Kaldi’s when she was younger to get pastries and coffee; now she has been working there for over...

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer, instructs dance to various KHS students.

Not for the money

Ava Duggin, social media editor February 8, 2021

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer and teacher, walked out the stage door. She just finished a performance. All of a sudden, she noticed a young girl wearing the biggest dress she had ever seen...

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