The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

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...

No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully. - The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

"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...

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.

Kirkwood redistricting raises questions about 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...

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.

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

Scripting to success

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....

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

How to: Life

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...

Watch this video to hear KHS students discuss their holiday traditions.

KHS holiday traditions

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief December 24, 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.

Top five in-depth stories of 2019

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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