The Kirkwood Call

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

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

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 me out that if Trump gets re-elected, women’s rights over their bodies will be taken away. The way peo...

Photo Gallery: virtual learning told through photos

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

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 we have the tech that we do," says Cindy Koehler, KHS French Teacher.  "But like I have said, this...

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...

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