The Kirkwood Call

Senior Profile: Kelley Cochran

Catherine Butler, copy editor

May 21, 2020

St. Louis University | Nursing “I feel so alive up here.” The moment Kelley Cochran, senior, stepped onto the stage during her first play, that was what she thought. As a child, Kelley had watched plays often and began performing in third grade with a production of “Once On This Island.”...

Senior Profile: Jenna Dyroff

Photo by Malayna Vines; Art by Tatum Shore-Fitzgerald

Jonathan Munroe, news features writer

May 7, 2019

She stands tall in the Jackson County Courthouse delivering her closing statement during the state trial on Sunday, March 31. This is the end of the road for Dyroff, as her high school passion comes to a close. For Dyroff, mock trial means everything. “It is an experience that requires a lot of courage and confid...

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 Profile: Felicia Harris

“I’m one of 12 siblings,” Felicia said. “The oldest is 21 and the youngest is 1, so the house is always busy and loud.

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

April 23, 2019

Felicia Harris is one of 12 siblings. She plans to pursue her passion of photography in the future and join the military as an Air Force photographer.

Your political tweets are toxic to democracy

art by Sarah Nash

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

December 11, 2018

If you back the second amendment, then you are a Republican. If you support proposition C, then you are a Democrat. If you just Google searched proposition C, or the second amendment, then you probably are the average American youth; one whose political informativeness never stretches outside the walls o...

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Sarah Nash, art editor

May 22, 2018

While many of KHS’s soon-to-be alumni are making college plans, one student has decided to take a different path. Sam Purvines, senior, belongs to the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon religion, and he gets to travel the world.   “It’s pushed or emphasized that when you...

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Benji Wilton, features writer

May 18, 2018

After spending the day walking through decorated halls and preparing for Turkey Day festivities, Justin Battle, senior, anxiously watches students and staff file into the David Holley Assembly Hall. For him and the rest of the drumline, playing in front of the ecstatic crowd is their shining moment. ...

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Jack Rittendale, features writer

May 18, 2018

With bleach blonde hair and black framed glasses, Evelyn Opper, senior, can be found perched over a workbench in Nancy Grimes' room, working on her latest masterpiece. Since her freshman year, Opper has balanced her life by combining both art and strong friendships that guide her through the confusing...

Senior Profiles: Ashley Anderson

Photo by Malayna Vines

Mary Frizzell, Photographer

May 18, 2018

Since the first time she picked up a basketball, Ashley Anderson, senior, has given the sport her all. From age 5, she learned how to dribble, shoot and navigate intricate plays. As the sport runs deep in her family, with her dad and five of his siblings also playing the sport, it is no surprise she ha...

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Grace Murphy, features writer

May 8, 2018

College: Quincy University Major: Nursing   She was in her sophomore honors English class when she asked Dr. Amy Barker, English teacher, if the strawberry patterned vest she was wearing made her look too fat. She needed to ask Barker about colleges or help with school at anytime. From that ...

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