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Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018


Filed under In Depth

TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Maddie Hawes and Jack Rintoul

December 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Showcase, Top Stories

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener sent an email to KHS parents concluding the investigation into the recent “disturbing message” written in the girls’ bathroom in the commons. The email said: “The investigation regarding the disturbing message written on the restroom walls in the school is now comp...

Issues: The dangers of girls running

Issues: The dangers of girls running

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

October 20, 2018


Filed under Features

It is always the same old routine. After school head to the locker room to change. Then meet outside the athletic building for new information and what the workout will be. Head to Chopin and make the trek to Essex or Dougherty Ferry to begin the run. For the KHS girls Cross Country team, the ...

Guess the song challenge

Guess the song challenge

Grace Murphy, Mary Ralston, and Meg Murphy

October 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Video

The Kirkwood Call gave KHS students and teachers a few seconds to guess song. Watch the video to see how they did.

C-SPAN StudentCam competition winners announced

C-SPAN StudentCam competition winners announced

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The winners of the 2018 C-SPAN StudentCam competition were announced March 7. The list of 150 students winners from 46 states around the country includes six KHS juniors: Fraye Beyene, Kenan Dogan, Matt Johnson, Sarah Nash, Jack Rintoul and Lizzie Stobbe. StudentCam is an annual competition in whi...

TKC tries foreign candy

TKC tries foreign candy

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Video

TKC decided to head to Global Foods and search for some interesting candy from different countries. What followed was an unusual taste test, to say the least.     Music: Fretless Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativeco...

VOK Career Symposium

VOK Career Symposium

Annie O'Brien, Maddie Hawes, Jack Rintoul, and Bridget Killian

April 18, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Some kids want to be ballerinas, race car drivers or firefighters when they grow up. If you ask a high school student where they see themself after college there is a chance they have a specific career path in mind or they might have no clue what they want to do with their life. The Sophomore Career ...

Taking care of business

Taking care of business

Melanie Witt, news writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under News

Sarah Jones, senior and DECA president, was dressed in professional attire, preparing a business pitch as judges took notes. Given a scenario, Jones problem solved, striving to rank in the top. She was one of 60 DECA students from KHS to attend the district competition Feb. 12 at South County Mall. Out...

Kirkwood’s next top director

Kirkwood’s next top director

Justin Sweeney, features writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Features

In a place where thousands of heartbroken girls were cut from auditions, Kristi Gunther flourished. Twelve years ago, Kristi Gunther, director of KHS’s freshman/sophomore play, fought for a spot on America’s Next Top Model after her New York college friends urged her to audition for the third season in 2004. A...

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