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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

The U.S. is eighth out of 64 developed nations for homicides by guns, two American territories take the first and second place, according to Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

In-depth: Gun violence: an American story

Elizabeth Niedringhaus, features writer February 15, 2022

More than 39,000 people are killed every year due to gun violence in America. The U.S. is a world leader in military and economic power, but has more gun violence than other developed nations, according...

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...

There were 188 homicide victims in St. Louis during 2015, the highest yearly toll the city had seen in two decades, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department records. Since then, St. Louis homicide rates have yet to dip below that of 2015, reaching the highest rate of 87.2 per 100,000 people in 2020, or 263 homicides in total.

In-depth: The gateway to gun violence

Nathan Sweeney, features + in-depth editor February 11, 2022

A school resource officer escorts her toward her mother’s car, where her family sits in silence. A few minutes ago, she was in band class. Now, she watches her mother’s tear-soaked eyes and somber...

KPD worked with KHS administration to ensure that a concerning social media post did not pose a threat to KHS students.

KHS investigates concerning social media post Friday Dec. 3

Grace Marcus and Rachel Finan December 3, 2021

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener was notified early on the morning of Friday, Dec. 3 that a concerning image was posted to Instagram by a KHS student the previous night.  “We immediately contacted...

Enterprise Center implemented a new clear bag policy. Bags over a certain size must be clear, such as the fanny pack pictured above.

Enterprise Center implements new clear bag policy

Ally Ortmann, associate editor September 18, 2019
The Enterprise Center has implemented a new clear bag policy in an attempt to increase visitor safety.

Student opinions on the gun violence walkout at KHS

Maddie Hawes, web editor March 16, 2018

TKC talked to KHS students about their opinion on the gun violence walkout March 14 in accordance with the national walkout planned by Women's March Youth Empower. According toWomen's March Youth Empower...

Courtney Terry, freshman, raises her fists as she walks down to the bleachers.

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Malayna Vines, photographer March 14, 2018

KHS students participated in a student-led walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. According to @studentsdemandaction_khs students are standing up to the inactivity of our government combatting gun violence. Students...

Time for change

Time for change

Ally Ortmann, features writer March 8, 2018

When I was in fifth grade, all I wanted to be was a high schooler. I fell within the High School Musical generation, where high school was about discovering who you are and who you want to be. Every Friday...

VoK: Mass shootings

VoK: Mass shootings

Claire Boysen, features editor March 2, 2018

TKC asked KHS students about how they felt after hearing about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. photo by Claire Boysen “Of course I was sad," Abigail Dowell, sophomore said. "I don't...

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