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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

American fashion has always thrived off of fast trends.

TikTok and fast fashion

Grace Alverson, features writer November 14, 2022

“I’m in my ‘it girl’ era.” Something I overheard in a conversation just the other day. Cottage core, Dark Academia, Coconut Girl, the It Girl.  These are just a few of the TikTok “aesthetics”...

Will Huster, senior photo editor for Pioneer Yearbook, plans to take his love for photography further and study it in college.

Through the lens

Kinley Bokermann, editor-in-chief November 8, 2022

Friday night lights. Iso 2500. 1/640. f/3.5.  Known more by the photos he takes than his name, the only thing separating Will Huster from the rest of the students in the stands is a press pass and...

KSD will start teaching about gender expression and sexuality in eighth grade and high school health classes this year.

Kirkwood’s new gender and sexuality health unit

Natalie Bednarski, news writer October 7, 2022

KSD will start teaching about gender expression and sexuality in eighth grade and high school health classes with the goal of spreading inclusion in the 2022-23 school year. Currently, the specific...

Autry plans to major in biology on a pre-dental track.

Senior profile: Jaida Autry

Jane Roy, opinions writer April 15, 2022

College: Hawaii Pacific University Major: Biology   As school finishes up and summer rolls around, seniors begin “a new chapter of their life.” While some journeys start close to home,...

After Justice Johnsons death in 2019, the KHS community continues to grapple with the ongoing issue of gun violence.

In-depth: The weight of a bullet

Emma Patt, features writer February 11, 2022

Fifteen thousand meters per second: the speed a bullet takes to hit its target after being fired. This speed can be the deciding factor between life or death. The KHS community experienced this tragedy...

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...

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