The Kirkwood Call

Meet the Candidates: Missouri House of Representatives

Meet the candidates introduces you to candidates running for office district 90 and their platforms.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 19, 2020

This year on Nov. 3, American citizens will be heading to the polls to vote for who they want to be president for the next four years. In addition, Missourians will be electing a governor, state senate representatives, state house representatives, school board members and more. Kirkwood, as part of the...

Meet the candidate: Barbara Phifer

Barbara Phifer, Democratic candidate for district 90, filed for office Feb. 25.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 19, 2020

Barbara Phifer, political newcomer and life-long Methodist pastor, entered the race for the Missouri House of Representatives Feb. 25.  After graduating from Cornell College in Iowa and St. Paul School of Theology, Phifer became a pioneer, ordained as one of the first female Methodist pastors in Mi...

Meet the candidate: Rick Perry

Rick Perry, Republican candidate for House district 90, officially entered the race for the Missouri House of Representatives.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 12, 2020

Rick Perry, career law enforcement officer and former president of Missouri Conservative Coalition, has officially joined the race for the Missouri House of Representatives hoping to pick up Deb Lavender’s (D-90) former seat for the Republican party.  Born in Camden, Mo., just east of Jesse Ja...

Sanders travels to St. Louis looking to win Missouri primaries

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders traveled to Missouri Monday, March 9 and spoke to a crowd at Stifel Theatre.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

March 11, 2020

 “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”  A crowd chanted and waved blue and white signs reading the name of presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as he took the stage Monday, March 9 at the Stifel Theatre. The senator addressed the crowd, hoping to encourage one of the largest voter turn...

Voice of STL: Biden rally at Kiener Plaza

Tiffany Hamilton holds her Biden sign at his rally in downtown STL.

Lily Bartin, Olivia Silvey, and Liam Jackson

March 8, 2020

* Former Vice President Joe Biden held a rally at Kiener Plaza in downtown STL on Saturday, March 7. Tiffany Hamilton - Biden supporter “I’m here today because I support Joe Biden and he’ll be our next president. I feel like he brings back the years before Trump, [and a sense of]  comfort. ...

Well, here’s why.

Dont use a common excuse; get out there and vote.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

February 10, 2020

2002 babies, this year is our time to shine. Well, as long as you’re born before Nov. 3. We are the next wave of Gen Zs turning 18, which comes with a lot of privileges — you’re able to sue someone, get married and get a piercing, all without having to convince your mom. The most exciting one, how...

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon

The face of democracy has changed a lot over the last 50 years.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

February 6, 2020

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon, My first question for you might seem a bit rude, but bear with me. Since 1994, your body has rested at your birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif., but I wanted to ask you this: if you still believe in God, are you watching life unfold from above us, or below? Our current presiden...

How to vote in 2020

2020 is a big year for voting. Find out how to become a registered voter.

Megan Glasgow and Katherine Stobbe

January 30, 2020

Seniors are not going to want to miss out on voting in 2020. Polls held this year include local events like a school board election and voting on Prop S, as well as nation-wide campaigns like the presidential election. KHS seniors are beginning to turn the legal voting age, 18, and many experts say their vote could matter more than ever this year...

Fast facts of the 2020 election

Read up on the current standings of the 2020 presidential election.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

December 13, 2019

Although it is only December, campaigning for the 2020 presidential election began almost a year ago. With 15 Democrats, three Republicans and a constant stream of election coverage, it can be confusing to know where to look for what information. Below, everything is condensed to the basic facts, so don’t ...

KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

KHS MOYAG participants pose for a group photo following the annual YAG mixer.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 7, 2019

KHS’s Missouri Youth and Government (MOYAG) club attended the annual Clark Convention in Jefferson City, Mo. where students participated in mock trials, passed mock legislation, held leadership positions and ran for office from Dec. 4-7. Thora Pearson, senior, led this year’s convention as Missour...

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