The Kirkwood Call

Top five in-depth stories of 2020

This year, TKC staff took a deeper look into topics from the United Methodist Church split to The New York Times' 1619 Project.
TKC Staff January 21, 2021

TKC always strives to cover relevant, important issues in the Kirkwood community and across the country. This year, our staff took a deeper look into topics like the United Methodist Church split to The...

Trivia Showdown: Roachez v. The Great Gang

Two trivia teams go head to head in a battle for the history books.
Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 26, 2020

“It’s always intense, the trivia.” Simao Drew, English teacher, said.  Every Friday for about 15 years, Drew has held a trivia match in his classroom. In August, he kicks off the year-long trivia...

Instagram images

Some KHS students want their Instagram accounts to look perfect.
Ava Duggin, features writer March 24, 2020

It’s the weekend. Taylor Losse, junior, is headed to her friend’s farm. While envisioning the flower field she plans to take pictures in, she looks in the mirror and asks herself, “Have I posted...

A day in the life: Peyton Nico

Birdeye's view of the group's spot underneath the Sound of Music sign.
Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief March 23, 2020

Noon, Jan. 31, 2020 — It was a Friday lunch for freshmen Charlie Blasingame, Nora Hamilton, Kylie Madden, Peyton Nico, Max Pitcher and Gwen Tilly. Second lunch, theater hallway, smack dab under the “Sound...

12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs

Taylor Swift has released seven studio albums over the course of her career.
Ava Duggin, features writer March 2, 2020

About 13 years ago Taylor Swift released her first song. After years and years of writing songs about star-crossed lovers and boys she will “never ever, ever, ever” date again, Swift’s career dazzles...

After hours: A day in the life of a KHS custodian

Custodian Deborah Stovall’s laugh echoes as she jokes with her co-workers and goes about her daily routine— maintaining a clean learning environment for almost two thousand students.
Molly Higgins, opinions editor February 25, 2020

The hallways of KHS are empty. It is a Friday afternoon, and students have gone home to relax after a long week, but the janitorial staff’s day has barely begun. Custodian Deborah Stovall’s laugh echoes...

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon

The face of democracy has changed a lot over the last 50 years.
Olivia Silvey, opinions writer February 6, 2020

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon, My first question for you might seem a bit rude, but bear with me. Since 1994, your body has rested at your birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif., but I wanted to ask you this: if...

KHS holiday traditions

Watch this video to hear KHS students discuss their holiday traditions.
Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief December 24, 2019

The Brain Issue: Political persuasion

Instead of pictures with their friends, teen's screens are full of political advertisements, endorsements and opinions.
Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor November 4, 2019

As the day comes to an end, teens haul their heavy backpacks home. These exhausted students sit on their couches and pull out their phones to scroll through the latest posts they’ve missed. Instead of...

Looking back on 750

A drive down N. Taylor Ave is a showcase of Kirkwood’s prime real estate. But for over six years, the nearly 2-acre lot where the historic house of 750 N. Taylor once stood, has been vacant.
Benji Wilton, print editor October 21, 2019
Since 2013, the lot at 750 N. Taylor where the historic W.F. Warner House stood, has been empty. Read this story to find out about the current state of the lot, and how historic landmarks are preserved in Kirkwood.
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