The Kirkwood Call

Quarantine Pros and Cons

TKC staffers explore the pros and cons of being quarantined.

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 to stay at home except for necessary outings which include outdoor activity and shopping for neces...

It’s just teen angst

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

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 even then all I learned was the bare minimum. The only thing I ever learned was that if I noticed m...

How to stay sane in isolation

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

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 be at high-risk, protect the elderly, the immunocompromised, pregnant women, infants and other at-risk me...

KHS service projects: November

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

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 projects and list of places where you can donate.   Diaper Drive Dates: Nov. 1-22 Drop-off...

Smile, you’re on transcript

Many students devote their high school years to meeting the requirements for college, only to find another four years waiting for them once theyve been accepted.

Megan Glasgow, Features writer

October 27, 2019

Whether or not you’re trying to secure a spot at an Ivy League, your college stakes are high. Find out the effects of this excessive pressure on students.

5 ways to reduce stress in 2019

art by Grace Ferguson

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

January 14, 2019

With a constant stream of New Year’s resolutions flooding Instagram and Twitter feeds, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of expectations. The school year is halfway over, and your teachers are piling on new material, tests, projects and anything else they can think of. It may seem ...

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

Grace Klebe, news editor

September 27, 2018

Fifty one percent (180/348) of KHS students think KSD needs a new plan to deal with the mental health of its students and staff. With no current district-wide plan in place, the school board submitted a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March 2018 asking for help from different organizations to form a ...

Life as a teenage musician

Life as a teenage musician

Sophie Chappell, features writer

September 13, 2018

Once the clock strikes 2:40 p.m., students head home to complete their homework for the evening. Molly Prow, junior, faces a mountain of homework each night in addition to a time-consuming orchestral practice routine. Molly has been playing the viola since fourth grade. The instrument has taken her to...

Watching summer through a screen

Watching summer through a screen

Lily Bartin, features writer

August 30, 2018

It’s well past 12 p.m., you’ve been inside all day. The air conditioning is on full blast and you’re relaxing in your coziest sweats. You have no plans this summer. At first the freedom is peaceful. But day after day, you scroll through Instagram and your happiness starts to waver. With every sun...

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

May 8, 2018

Aubrey Puryear’s peers describe her in one word: caring. At KHS, she walks through the halls talking to her friends, an infectious smile on her face. She said she is looking forward to college because she can continue to play the clarinet along with her psychiatric studies at Creighton University. But mo...

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