The Kirkwood Call

The fate of hate

The fate of hate

Maisie Bradley and Izzy Colón

November 18, 2018


Filed under News-Features

With colors of the rainbow flooding the street, counter protestors lined up outside of John Burroughs High School March 12 of last year. They were there for Jake Bain, a star football player who had recently come out as gay during a school assembly on National Coming Out Day. However, the Westboro Baptist...

No room for justice

No room for justice

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under News-Features

*names changed for anonymity When Sam*, KHS student, was raped he did not tell the police. He did not tell his parents. In fact, he told no one. During the last months of his eighth grade year, when most students were getting excited for the upcoming spring break, Sam was raped by his girlfriend while they were on a date. After ...

Update: Cronkite New Voices Act

Update: Cronkite New Voices Act

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After passing through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20, the Cronkite New Voices Act will go to a hearing with the Missouri State Senate Education Committee on March 27. TKC Editor-in-Chief, Camille Baker, and Adviser, Mitch Eden, will both be traveling to Jefferson City to testify in ...

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News

The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act passed through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20 on Sunday, Feb. 19. The bill, if passed through Senate, guarantees First Amendment rights to all Missouri student journalists at public schools the ability to publish without the fear of prior ...

Missouri senator fallen by her own facebook post

Missouri senator fallen by her own facebook post

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

In Jefferson, MO., University-City’s representative Maria Chappelle-Nadal thought Donald Trump was responsible and consequently “hoped” for his assassination via Facebook. Chappelle-Nadal has been a representative in the MO. House and Senate for 13 years, and is an outspoken critic of the Trum...

Greed behind the gun

Greed behind the gun

Maddie Hawes, features writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

My initial reaction to the statement was shock. Had there really been a school shooting near my old home? I heard later that night that the victimized school was an elementary school in Townville, S.C., about 20 minutes from where I used to live. No one I knew was affected, but the sickening feeling...

Missouri candidates for National Congressional election

Missouri candidates for National Congressional election

Kate Hennessey, sports writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Politics

  Each state includes two representatives for Senate. Only one seat is open for election this year. In the House of Representatives, the only districts included are 1 and 2, as those are the only districts KHS students live in. All candidates included are from the two main parties, Democratic or ...

Who’s on your ballot?

Who’s on your ballot?

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 22, 2016


Filed under Politics

Missouri House of Representatives of the 90th District (Kirkwood): Mark Milton vs. Deb Lavender Mark Milton, Republican, plans to: Continue to provide academic resources to schools, students and teachers to maintain quality education. Ensure schools, teachers and students Reform labor laws. Lesse...

Senior profile: Abbie Jones

Senior profile: Abbie Jones

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

All of the lights, sounds and transitions that happen during a KHS play or musical occur because of KH Players’ president and stage manager Abbie Jones. Every time the cast has rehearsal, Abbie is backstage creating props, choosing cues and taking detailed notes in the script. According to Abbie, st...

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