The Kirkwood Call

Up all night: Landon Evans

Landon Evans finds himself staying up late each night, often working on homework or playing video games.

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

March 3, 2020

Kirkwood is dark in the early hours of a Wednesday morning. The roads are empty, and all is quiet except for the occasional dog bark or church bell. It’s past 2 a.m., and while most students have been asleep for hours, Landon Evans, senior, has just begun his AP Physics homework.  “I tend to pro...

ACT up

ACT preparations can be time consuming and expensive for many students.

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

February 12, 2020

*This piece is entirely satirical Ah, the joy of waking up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning, grabbing your favorite pair of number two pencils and your TI-84 and pulling up to school to take the American College Test. Or, as us teens so lovingly call it, the ACT.  The ACT has been around since 1959, when a pr...

Hot sauce challenge part 4

Hot sauce challenge part 4

Grace Klebe and Elliott Notrica

February 6, 2020

Watch as TKC staffers try four different hot sauces ranging from least to most spicy. ...

Helping Hands

Each holiday season, TKC sends out four reporters to speak with four students at KHS.

Sophie Chappell, Amara Harper, Grace Klebe, and Ethan Peter

November 20, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Helping Hands project (formerly known as Four Neediest Cases), inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four reporters to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told...

The Brain Issue: You don’t snooze, you lose

According to Nationwide Children's Hospital, the average teenager needs nine and a half hours of sleep each night.

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

November 5, 2019

Every night, she would lay there, eyes shut, waiting for sleep to come. It never did.  She wondered, is this normal? She assumed it was.  In middle school when her therapist told her she had insomnia, she realized that it wasn't. Anna Carmody, senior, has been struggling with sleep since elementary ...

Lover: a conversation with Anaka Bretzke

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Grace Klebe, print managing editor

October 10, 2019

In this podcast, Grace Klebe and Anaka Bretzke talk about each song on Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover", and share opinions on her new music.

Lover, Lover Not

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Grace Klebe, print managing editor

October 8, 2019

Taylor Swift released her newest album, "Lover", on August 23, 2019. Read Grace Klebe's review here.

Photo Gallery: varsity girls’ tennis vs. Lafayette, Sept. 9

Grace Williams, senior, runs to get in front of the ball to hit it back to the other team.

Julia Knoll, photographer

September 12, 2019

The Kirkwood Varsity girls tennis team played in a match against Lafayette on Sept. 9. They've had a challenging season, but have grown closer as a team because of it.

Tromo troopers

Megan Glasgow, features writer

August 24, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to work at Tropical Moose? Read this story to get an inside perspective on their hiring system and the job itself.

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