The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Simone Biles withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team finals due to concerns about her mental health.

Mind over medal

Ava Duggin, web managing editor August 25, 2021

*Opinion One. That's how many people came to my mind when I thought about the 2020 Olympics. Even though 11,656 athletes competed in Tokyo, one girl was the face of it all. From life-size cutouts...

On the left side of the image, the girl is looking at her phone. On the right side, she is looking at her list of goals. The cool colors on the left half portray a gloomier feeling vs. the warm tones on the right half.

Refocus – Lila Shepard

Lila Shepard, features writer May 13, 2021

A cool breeze carried the smell of newly blooming flowers and the sound of birds singing. It was a normal spring day except for the halls buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Everyone was watching...

With athletes training their physical strengths, often their mental health is overlooked.

The game beyond the game

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer March 2, 2021

*Opinion After making the number one ranked USC volleyball team as a walk on, Victoria Garrick was overjoyed to finally be on the path to play for her dream college. Although finally living her dream,...

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

Suicide;

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor December 14, 2020

In order to avoid possibly triggering someone who is still  grieving, names of victims have been omitted.  If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255....

Students are overwhelmed by everything going on in the news and media

What’s on the mind of the students at KHS?

Kailey Shirrell, news editor October 20, 2020

The crushing hopelessness of seeing other people suffer, and knowing that you can do nothing to help them or change the situation. The wildfires in California are specifically scary for me. It stresses...

A student holds their head in their hands, as she tries to do her work.

Photo Gallery: virtual learning told through photos

Annie George, photographer September 28, 2020

Virtual learning has brought on a major change to our everyday lives. Being stuck at home, learning through a screen has caused many problems for students, parents and staff. "I am very thankful that...

TKC staffers explore the pros and cons of being quarantined.

Quarantine Pros and Cons

Amelia Hurley and Rachel Finan April 13, 2020

Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page’s stay at home order for St. Louis City and County went into effect Monday, March 23. This county order is set to last until April 22, requiring people...

Off the top of my head, I can name more people than fingers on my hand who struggle with mental illness.

It’s just teen angst

Kailey Shirrell, opinions writer March 24, 2020

Off the top of my head, I can name more people than fingers on my hand who struggle with mental illness. The funny thing is, I learned about mental illness years before I was ever taught about it, and...

Many people are stuck inside their homes due to COVID-19.

How to stay sane in isolation

Lily Bartin, VoK editor March 17, 2020

First, it’s important to understand that preventative measures like isolation, social distancing and event cancellations are inconvenient for everyone, but should be taken seriously. While you may not...

Tampons, diapers, and bottle caps are all items being collected this month.

KHS service projects: November

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief November 19, 2019

There’s almost always something going on at KHS with service, whether it be a Kirkwood Service Group activity, National Honors Society event or club fundraiser. This is the November guide to KHS’ service...

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