The Kirkwood Call

KHS 2019-2020 top memories

The Kirkwood Student Section participates in the iconic powder throw.

Ella Davies, photographer

April 30, 2020

Kirkwood has brought some amazing memories through out the year, from pep rally's to powder throws, we've proved ourselves as one of most enthusiastic schools in St. Louis. Mike Wade, 2022 class principal, described some of his favorite memories from this past year at Kirkwood. "One of my favorite...

An unplanned controversy, 30 years ago

In 1990, The Kirkwood Call came under fire for a controversial advertisement.

Clayton Caringer, archives staffer

March 3, 2020

Kirkwood High School is no stranger to controversy. It’s not every day that it makes the national news. But in autumn, 1990, that was not the case. In fact, the controversy at the time was so large that Franklin McCallie, former principal of KHS, said he could write an entire book about it. “We...

Outside of the KHS bubble

KHS is viewed by many students as a figurative bubble.

Emma Patt, entertainment writer

September 17, 2019

Some students have compared KHS to a bubble, with everything in one place. But with the community being as condensed as it is, what do people think of KHS from outside the bubble?

Preparing for the ACT

Art by Grace Carroll.

Grace Klebe, news editor

November 30, 2018

For a month and a half before the test, he studied for an hour every night. He attended tutoring sessions, took practice tests three Saturdays prior, worked from a book and on the internet and normalized his sleep schedule by going to bed at 10:30 p.m. and waking up at 6:30 a.m. every day. Even the w...

Issues: cyberbullying

Cyberbullies who hide behind a screen don't see the emotional response of their target.

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our first impulse is to respond immediately. Social media dominates the way our generation communicates...

Never enough

Never enough

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

August 20, 2018

Once golden instruments are now rusted and out of tune. The four practice rooms never seem to be open. Some music stands are so old they can barely bend. Rebecca Friesen, KHS band director, said that in a perfect world, a student would never encounter situations like this. The music program would...

Every last penny

Every last penny

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 1, 2018

With the recent budget crisis, TKC decided to look into the state of finances at KHS, in addition to how well the budget is being managed. The preferred viewing method for this story is in full screen. ...

Where are they now: Allison Hudgins

Where are they now: Allison Hudgins

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

November 21, 2017

An old, white shipping container rests two hours west of Panama City, secluded in an area lush with trees and other plant life. Once used during the construction of the Panama Canal, dents and chips are now splattered across the walls, and small windows let in as much of the glaring Panamanian sun as...

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