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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Principal Dr. Michael Havener dressed in royal outfit, holding the Bill of Rights.

In defense of KHS

Mason Heller, breaking news editor January 17, 2023

To whom it may concern: In 1990, the newspaper of Kirkwood High School published an ad that shocked a nation undergoing a large conservative movement. The advertisement was for Planned Parenthood, most...

After a school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, the message board is adorned in a yellow ribbon.

Hero teacher killed in South St. Louis City school shooting

Mason Heller, features writer October 25, 2022

Editors’ note: This story contains graphic accounts of gun violence.  A man in a tie-dye t-shirt glances at me as he walks up to place another bouquet of flowers among a sea of roses. Two men...

If you live in St. Louis, you know the judgment youll face for this simple question. What high school did you attend?

What your St. Louis high school says about you

Madeleine Krewet, opinions writer October 11, 2022

If you live in St. Louis, you know the judgment you'll face for this simple question. What high school did you attend? No one anywhere else can truly understand the effect your answer will have on how...

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...

Make sure youre at the right place in your college search process with these tips.

The college search, mapped

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer March 13, 2020

Two words: college search. For some, this seems like a distant future. For others, it’s a nerve-wracking reality. However, for everyone looking to go to college after graduation, the formidable college...

And no honor (besides winning the state title) compares to being honored in the annual All-Hockey Hair Team video.

Land of 10,000 locks

Austin Cleveland, sports writer March 13, 2019

  For many March the beginning of college basketball’s March Madness, but for the boys on skates in the land of 10,000 lakes, March is the Minnesota High School Hockey tournament. And no...

Why high school sucks

Why high school sucks

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor October 26, 2018

They’re the most miserable years of your life: full of drama, annoying people and too much work that manages to teach you completely useless knowledge before you quickly forget it after the test. That’s...

To All the Boys Ive Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor September 5, 2018

Art by Thora Pearson If you’ve taken even just one scroll through VSCO, checked your Instagram explore page or opened Netflix within the past two weeks, you’ve caught a glimpse of it. A stylish...

As if!

As if!

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, opinions writer August 28, 2018

Most of the time, movies about high school are made by people so far from high school they don’t even know how school works anymore. Most high schools don’t have teenagers that look older than 20 years...

art courtesy of Venngage under the Creative Commons License

How to document your teenage life

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer January 30, 2018

Physics classes and trips to Pioneer Perks slowly seem to blend together. Before you know it, the awkward freshman version of yourself will be four years taller and smarter. You don’t want to forget...

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