The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

After the COVID-19 pandemic affected standardized testing opportunities, a permanent future with test-optional college applications is possible.

In-depth: A test-optional future

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor January 6, 2022

After three hours of staring at the tiny bubbles on a Scantron sheet, even a good student can start to go cross-eyed. Taking the ACT or SAT is a time-consuming process, especially for those taking tutoring...

Ted Drewes has faced hiring struggles due to COVID-19 and the return to school.

In-depth: COVID, classes, concretes

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor December 12, 2021

The noisy line wrapped around the brightly lit yellow building is a true sign of St. Louis summer. But the staff of high school employees during the current Ted Drewes season looks different than previous...

Kayla Bedell is involved with many aspects of KHS, including AP Biology and Pommies.

(A)typical girl

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor November 2, 2021

Kayla Bedell is all contradictions. A dancer who gets anxious while performing. A “dumb blonde” in three AP classes. A STEM student who hates math. An overly involved girl who will insist that she’s...

The KSD BOE received comments from Kirkwood residents about education and literature in libraries and classrooms, as well as continued mask mandates at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 25.

BOE receives public comments, approves District Strategic Communication Plan

Audrey Blaine and Mya Copeland October 26, 2021

The KSD BOE received comments from Kirkwood residents about education and literature in libraries and classrooms, as well as continued mask mandates at their meeting Monday, Oct. 25. The District Communication...

TKC asked students to share their thoughts about returning to school.

Student voices of Kirkwood: Return to school

Mya Copeland and Ava Duggin August 25, 2021

TKC asked students to share their thoughts about returning to school. Grady Ashley • Sophomore TKC: How was freshman year regarding school? Grady Ashley: Grades-wise it was good, but it...

KHS introduced the Pioneer e-Learning Academy for the 2021-22 school year.

PeLAUNCH

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor August 25, 2021

The familiar orange dashboard of LAUNCH has become a summer staple for many KHS students. Although LAUNCH has employed KHS teachers for class sections, KHS intends to move to an entirely internal virtual...

I spent the summer of 2020 walking circles around Kirkwood to occupy my mind and time.

Cyclical – Mya Copeland

Mya Copeland, features writer May 17, 2021

Harrison to Woodbine, down to Adams, back to Geyer, final stretch of Woodbine, then home. That was my route, all summer long. Day after day, week after week, I walked the same route. Some days, I walked...

Art by Laurel Seidensticker. Xenaira Arguedas has been dancing her whole life, both with her dance studio and the KHS dance team.

Senior profile: Xenaira Arguedas

Mya Copeland, features writer May 3, 2021

Bailar, danser, tanzen, to dance. Xenaira Arguedas speaks three languages and is currently learning her fourth. She was taught Spanish and English at home and attended a French immersion school from...

There has been a recent movement supporting body positivity on many social media platforms.

In-depth: Positively beautiful

Mya Copeland, features writer March 26, 2021

Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, Kylie. The Kardashians.  Hannah Moore, junior, used to follow all the members of this well-known family of social media influencers. One day, she decided the ideal...

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