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Senior Profile: Molly Hooks

Senior Profile: Molly Hooks

Lizzie Stobbe, artist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As hundreds of people begin to stretch, jump and retie their shoes, Molly Hooks feels the familiar nervousness that comes before any race, but today is different. The starting gun will not begin a 3- mile cross country race. Instead, it will send Molly on a 26-mile trek through downtown St. Louis. ...

Senior Profile: Veronica Wiedl

Senior Profile: Veronica Wiedl

Anna Poe, photographer

April 15, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As the audience watches the actors on stage, immersed in the show in front of them, behind the scenes, the technical theater crew works to bring the show to life. None understand the amount of work put in by the technical theater crew better than Veronica Wiedl. “We build the set and run all of the tec...

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Olivia Rekittke, web features editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As of March 2016, Julia Sponholtz has read 86 books and counting. With a number of extracurriculars and her jam-packed school schedule that consists of five AP classes, she stays busy all year round. “I’m in the Robotics club, choir and this year I’m the president of the book club,” Julia sai...

Thank You.

Thank You.

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

I was not ready to write this column. I’ve been throwing around ideas about what to write since freshman year (jumping the gun and assuming I would be a staff member). When I decided I wanted to graduate early at the beginning of this semester, I realized I couldn’t have made it through high schoo...

Senior profile: Addie Gaither-Ganim

Senior profile: Addie Gaither-Ganim

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Addie Gaither-Ganim wears black pants and black boots, a white and black t-shirt with a Beatles print on it and a cinched cargo jacket. Dark eyeliner rims her blue eyes, and her medium-length, dark red hair frames her face. She’s got a pair of earbuds hanging out of her bag, playing a muted song. ...

Senior profile: Jason Rush

Senior profile: Jason Rush

Reese Anderson, sports editor

May 5, 2015


Filed under Top Stories

Jason Rush takes AP classes. He plays multiple varsity sports. He is involved in multiple extracurriculars. He is articulate. He is also black. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. He’s been at it since he came to Kirkwood, and he’ll be at it long after he leaves. Jason has made his way through...

Senior profile: Darby Hall

Senior profile: Darby Hall

Chloë King, web staff

May 4, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

“I like to think that I’m a fairly passionate person,” Darby Hall said. He’s got cropped hair, a 90’s style choker necklace, and a t-shirt on. He works with planned parenthood, gay rights advocacy groups, transexual rights advocacy groups, and loves art. This fall, Darby will be attending...

Senior column: Learning to be brave

Senior column: Learning to be brave

Bridget Randazzo, print managing editor

May 3, 2015


Filed under Senior Magazine

Life is full of bumps in the road. In kindergarten, I saw a ther- apist for my OCD, in 12th grade my parents divorced and the month before I committed to college I had to stressfully reconsider my second choice. Hardships suck, no doubt about it. But each bump taught me new lessons, and looking back,...

Senior column: The new kid

Senior column: The new kid

Harrison Fox, copy editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under Senior Magazine

It wasn’t supposed to happen to me. It was something that happened to the unlucky kids in the other class, or in movies like Cheaper by the Dozen. But two days before the start of  junior year it was happening to me as I packed up my car and drove to St. Louis — I was moving. Walking into scho...

Senior profile: Julie Havlak

Senior profile: Julie Havlak

Bradley Fargo, entertainment editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

Characters surround Julie Havlak. She has three siblings—all older by eight or more years—so she missed most of the family drama, but she hears stories. Her mother’s job as a wedding photographer provides an endless parade of faces giving her a lens to peak at countless people. And in her free...

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