The Kirkwood Call

Artists’ take #1: Self portrait

“Artists' Take” is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely showcase their styles and abilities.
Graesen Joyce, art editor November 16, 2020

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for “Artists' Take.” This cycle's prompt is "self-portrait." “Artists' Take” is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely showcase...

F(FOCO)riendship Dance

Elise Roettger, senior, will have a
Ava Duggin, social media editor November 5, 2020

This year homecoming at KHS has a new “F” word. Many students refer to the annual dance between KHS and Webster Groves High School (WGHS) as “Homecoming” or “HOCO,” but it’s officially called...

Political Issue: Survivor’s guide to having an opinion

If you've got an opinion, you're going to need some help surviving this political climate.
Nathan Sweeney, features writer October 25, 2020

So, you have an opinion. Great! As long as you don’t share it with anybody, you should be fine. At least that’s one trick I’ve picked up in a country where political arguments always end in yelling,...

Call Ed: Opportunity Trumps dependency

President Donald Trump is the incumbent candidate in the 2020 US presidential election.
TKC Staff October 7, 2020

Due to the relevance of this election, TKC has decided to include the dissenting staff opinion (9/65) to give all students a voice.  A representative democracy only works when the republic’s citizens...

Black and LGBT history: Forever intertwined

Black LGBT individuals struggled to be accepted in both social movements. Their identity as both a Black and LGBT person made them targets for criticism, abuse and discrimination.
Olivia Silvey, opinions editor August 26, 2020

In history class, students usually learn about the civil rights movements of women, Indigenous people, the Black community and the LGBT community. However, students aren’t always taught that the histories...

Senior Column: Emma Lingo

Emma will attend this University of Missouri for journalism this August.
Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief May 23, 2020

College: University of Missouri  Major: Journalism  Dear 2024 Emma, How are you doing? Things are pretty good right now (not counting the pandemic and all). I’m in our childhood bedroom and it’s...

Senior Column: Ethan Peter

You adopted me into your classes, cliques, sports and social lives.
Ethan Peter, web editor May 8, 2020

College: University of Missouri Majors: Strategic Communications and Marketing With all due respect, I never wanted to meet any of you. You’re scary, so scary that I cried when my parents told...

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...

Kirkwood redistricting raises questions about race

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.
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...

Mixed In: Life as a ‘Mixed’ Student at KHS

Ellie Francois is just like every other teen, but she is treated differently because of her skin color.
Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief March 13, 2020

Ellie Francois plays field hockey for the school, wishes the DJ played better music at the Friendship Dance and, like most freshmen, said she is constantly trying to find a ride on weekend nights. Francois...

Load more stories
Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Merry Schlarman