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With COVID-19 on the rise, The Addams Family Musical had to be put on hold.

They’re creepy and they’re COVID-safe: The Addams Family musical

Kylie Madden, new staffer May 8, 2021

With COVID-19 on the rise in spring of 2020, many school activities and sports found themselves on Zoom. As school transitioned online, the idea of the spring musical taking the stage seemed hopeful at...

Art by Graesen Joyce. I’ll remind you that changes — big or small — can be incredibly transformative.

Senior column: Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief May 4, 2021

College: Washington University in St. Louis Major: Undecided There’s a neologism I’ve recently become fond of: sonder, the realization that everyone in the world is living a life as complex as...

Wade worked at Kirkwood for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator

Mike Wade retires

Nicholas Whittington, features writer March 14, 2021

At the end of 2020, Mike Wade, long-time KHS teacher and principal, retired. Wade served Kirkwood for over 30 years, coaching two varsity sports and graduating five classes of students. The students of...

TKC continues to call on KSD to include students in their decisions.

Call ed: We should not return full-day

TKC Staff March 14, 2021

Over four months ago, TKC wrote a staff editorial calling for the inclusion of student voices in KSD’s decision to return to in-person learning. Now, Kirkwood’s middle and high schools are in full...

KHS will return to full-day in-person learning March 15, with elements of the plan still in development.

KHS to return full-day, many questions still unanswered

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey February 24, 2021

KHS will return to a full-day in-person learning schedule Monday, March 15, the first day of fourth quarter. For much of the year, the largest obstacle regarding the return to full-day in-person learning...

A tradition dating back over a century, the annual Turkey Day game is an event that brings together the Kirkwood and Webster Groves communities.

Turkey Day cancellation: Player reaction

Jack Matousek, Sports Writer December 2, 2020

Kirkwood football defeated the Eureka Wildcats  28-17 in their final game of the season on Oct. 23. That win made the Pioneers 2-1 on the season and secured the second seed in the district playoffs. The...

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students.

Tentative plans for KHS return to on-campus learning

Amara Harper and Lydia Cohen October 18, 2020

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students during a Board of Education meeting Monday, Oct. 12. Ulrich said he would be meeting with...

On Sunday, Sep. 27, KHS was broken into and property was damaged during an attempted burglary.

Breaking News: KHS break-in leaves school with damage

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief September 30, 2020

On Sunday, Sep. 27, the KHS alarm system was triggered after an attempted burglary occurred earlier that morning. According to the Kirkwood Police Department, the suspect was apprehended on sight and transferred...

Katie Pappageorge, 1999 KHS graduate, began the conversation on July 7 by sharing a haunting story – her experience as a victim of sexual abuse by a former KHS teacher.

KHS alumni share stories of sexual abuse

Molly Higgins, print editor August 22, 2020

The Kirkwood High School Alumni Facebook group exploded with shares, comments and outrage. Katie Pappageorge, 1999 KHS graduate, began the conversation on July 7 by sharing a haunting story – her experience...

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