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Five steps to the best political discussion this Thanksgiving

Five steps to the best political discussion this Thanksgiving

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip, Top Stories

*this piece is entirely satirical Everyone knows Thanksgiving is about good food, spending time with family and kicking off the holiday season. But, like every true American celebration, it wouldn’t be complete without a polarizing political discussion that leaves everyone feeling a little less thankf...

The PolitiCall: Election day

The PolitiCall: Election day

Thomas Birmingham and Izzy Colón

November 10, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Top Stories

With Tuesday, Nov. 6th came the most closely watched day of 2018's political calendar: the midterm elections. On the PolitiCall's second episode, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham find out what it's like to attend at a voting watch party, as well as speak to two seniors, Liam Stros and Claire Cowan,...

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

November 4, 2018


Filed under Podcasts

On the first episode of The Kirkwood Call's new political podcast, The PolitiCall, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham talk with government and politics teacher Lucas Ravenscraft about the upcoming midterm elections and their possible impacts on Missouri and national politics. ...

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

As a freshman walking into her first Student Council (STUCO) meeting, Najma Omar, senior, exuded confidence. She quickly learned how STUCO worked and trained senior class officers on how to become better at their STUCO jobs when she was 14 years old. This led her to finding her niche in student government...

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions

I remember the day Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. I remember going to school and seeing students crying, complaining and overall feeling like everyone was walking around with a storm cloud over their heads. I remember in every one of my classes someone talking nega...

Where are they now: Richie Frohlichstein

Where are they now: Richie Frohlichstein

Melanie Witt, copy editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Where are they now

Returning home from Georgetown University for winter break after his first semester of freshman year, Richie Frohlichstein, 2007 KHS graduate, decided to stop by world history teacher Tim Harig’s annual Boxing Day party. There he met KHS alumnus, Lori White whose sister, Meredith White, was working...

I am not a terrorist

I am not a terrorist

Paria Darafshan, artist

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Whenever she speaks about it she has this certain look on her face. She takes a deep breath and presses her lips together, her voice begins to tremble and her hands start to shake slightly as she struggles not to let a tear fall in front of me. Although it’s been almost 30 years, the scars haven't...

A white male’s experience at the Women’s March on St. Louis

A white male’s experience at the Women’s March on St. Louis

Holden Foreman, web editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Their signs flooded Market Street in downtown St. Louis. To an outsider, they looked similar enough: a group of predominantly white women gathered to complain about the new president. Yet, their signs told a richer story. Their signs insisted black lives matter, their signs demanded LGBTQ rights and...

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