The Kirkwood Call

Senior Profile: Melodie Heaps

Senior Profile: Melodie Heaps

Kailey Shirrell, opinion's writer

June 22, 2020

As she looked around at her classmates preparing college applications and stressing about extracurriculars, she realized college wasn’t a path she wanted to follow. Instead, Melodie Heaps, senior, decided to follow her passion, writing. It just so happens to be leading her to a writing retreat in Ireland. During her own time or as she...

Senior Profile: Zach Millenbruck and Aidan McGee

Seniors Zach Millenbruck and Aidan McGee took home first place in the integrated marketing category of the 2020 regional DECA competition. Photo Courtesy of Zach Millenbruck and Aidan McGee. Art by Emma Frizzell.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

June 11, 2020

In total, six groups were called to the stage. As the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) judges named the fourth, third and second place winners, Aidan McGee and Zach Millenbruck, seniors, were standing, waiting and hoping their names would be the last announced.  “Zach Millenbruck ...

Senior Column: Malcia Greene

Truth be told, I’ve enjoyed being the jester and not always the ringmaster.

Malcia Greene, associate editor

June 11, 2020

College: University of Missouri Major: Journalism  “Steve,” my mom stammered. “Have you seen our daughter’s Instagram?” My dad had not. “Clown College ’24” my new bio proudly read. Part of me needed a filler while waiting to hear back from universities while part of me ne...

Senior profile: Lifting the pressure

Jack Matousek, features writer

May 12, 2019

As the bell rings, many students spill out into the hallways talking about the day’s events.  One senior, Nolan Hauck, is an exception to this daily routine. Drawstring bag strung tightly over his shoulders, he walks confidently, cutting through the line of students making his way towards the weig...

Senior Column: Claire Boysen

Senior Column: Claire Boysen

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

May 3, 2019

I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs at KHS, but at the end of the day, I loved high school. Saying goodbye has been harder than I could have ever imagined.

Senior Profile: Emma Harrell

Amelia Hurley, features writer

April 30, 2019

After logging onto the official ACT website, a sense of exhilaration rushed through her body. She silently begged for a score of at least 30. Nervously opening the tab, Emma Harrell, senior, was shocked to discover she got a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. “I’ve always been an honor roll studen...

Senior Column: Jack Rintoul

Senior Column: Jack Rintoul

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

April 30, 2019

University of Missouri-Columbia  Major: Journalism and Computer Science  I used to get this feeling in my stomach back in sixth grade. This unbearable pain that would keep me up for hours just sitting on the toilet. But it wasn’t because I was sick. It was the feeling that in just a few short h...

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

May 14, 2018

Anthony sits on his hero’s shoulders. The boy he clings to locks his arms firmly around Anthony’s fragile legs, the steady grip erasing the slightest chance of falling. His smile fills his small face. It reflects the brightness of the Nicaraguan sun shining down on him. He looks happy, at...

Senior column: Bridget Snider

Senior column: Bridget Snider

Bridget Snider, Print Managing Editor

May 4, 2018

Some say there are two types of people: those who embrace the future and those who fear it. My last four years at KHS have shown me that I’m most definitely the second type. As a freshman, the idea of ever being a senior seemed quite foreign to me. I saw my older brother graduate and felt as though...

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

May 4, 2018

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...

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