The Kirkwood Call

Senior Column: Maddie Meyers

Senior Column: Maddie Meyers

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

May 26, 2020

College: University of Missouri Major: Journalism & Spanish   At 10:15 p.m. my friends –– AKA the Core Four –– and I laugh as we wander through the Nashville Opryland Hotel in our PJs and matching hoodies. We are in search of Gatorade, but the hotel is like a jungle maze, with a w...

The 1619 Project

Emma Lingo, Maddie Meyers, Malcia Greene, Kiden-Aloyse Smith, Rachel Finan, and Charlotte Heinrich

March 27, 2020

"The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very cen...

Kirkwood redistricting raises questions about race

KSD is redrawing their attendance boundaries for the first time since 1975. Many factors are going into consideration for where the new boundaries should be, including race.

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

March 25, 2020

When William F. Hall was 6 years old, he confidently walked into Robinson Elementary as the first African-American student in 1954. Rather than feeling intimidated, he said he felt prepared for the challenge because he was the son of two educators. He had attended the segregated Turner School in Mea...

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. ...

Scripting to success

Darrin Dortch graduated from KHS in 2002 and now works as a screenwriter in Los Angeles.

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

January 30, 2020

While the rest of his family played outside, 6-year-old Darrin Dortch watched “Halloween” with wide eyes in the basement with his grandfather. But he was not hiding under a blanket from the jump scares. Instead, he was focusing on each camera shot, the different lighting and the acting used to te...

How to: Life

Taxes can be a struggle. Tune in to have Alicia Jones, KHS personal finance teacher, walk you through the process.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

January 22, 2020

How to: Life is here to answer basic questions high schoolers have about the future. In this first season, hosts Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers covered the topics of college, taxes, insurance and first jobs with guests ranging from college counselors to personal finance teachers.

Top five in-depth stories of 2019

Our staff does not shy away from the hard-hitting issues and, this year, our staff has investigated issues ranging from the achievement gap in KSD to the preparedness of students in the event of an active shooter.

TKC Staff

December 23, 2019

TKC staff has covered important issues affecting the students at KHS and used several stories to dig into these topics. Our staff does not shy away from the hard-hitting issues and, this year, our staff has investigated issues ranging from the achievement gap in KSD to the preparedness of students i...

From the court to the press booth: Gunn broadcasts on ESPN3

Bill Gunn and his partner broadcast a high school basketball game for ESPN3.

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

December 11, 2019

Broadcasting high school basketball was a dream come true for Bill Gunn, social studies teacher and former basketball coach. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) held The Norm Stewart Classic event, which is 48 straight hours of basketball, to honor the Missouri Basketball Coach Norm Stewart. ...

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and KHS work with new programs to help the environment

At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo they are working to help show what scientists are calling a ‘possible sixth mass extinction.’

Ethan Peter, Maddie Meyers, and Emma Lingo

November 22, 2019

A small pod of kindergarteners press their faces against the tank and stare intently. Inside, fish swim lazily through the murky water. It is 11 a.m. Suddenly, the kindergarteners gasp, then scream in delight. The Animal Keepers drop fish food into the water and the fish surge together, swarming ar...

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