The Kirkwood Call

Photo Gallery: Kirkwood Black Lives Matter Peace Walk June 6

The march continues from Essex to Chopin.

Sophia Beckmann, photographer

June 20, 2020

The recent death of George Floyd due to Minneapolis police officers Monday, May 25 has inspired protests and marches across the world. The Kirkwood Teachers of Color hosted Kirkwood's Black Lives Matter Peace Walk Saturday, June 6. People gathered at North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS) to listen to speakers...

A day in the life: Peyton Nico

Birdeye's view of the group's spot underneath the Sound of Music sign.

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief

March 23, 2020

Noon, Jan. 31, 2020 — It was a Friday lunch for freshmen Charlie Blasingame, Nora Hamilton, Kylie Madden, Peyton Nico, Max Pitcher and Gwen Tilly. Second lunch, theater hallway, smack dab under the “Sound of Music” poster. Hamilton and Tilly said they get it: the tables are for the upperclassmen and they actually like sitting on the floor. So, an array of items scatter t...

Photo Gallery: Kirkwood JV 3 girls’ racquetball tournament

Drue Gaal, freshman, monitors the ball to return it to the front wall.

Sophia Beckmann, photographer

February 9, 2020

The Kirkwood girls' JV 3 racquetball team played in a tournament Saturday, Feb. 8 against players from Lindbergh High School, Cor Jesu Academy, Visitation Academy and Nerinx Hall. "My favorite thing about racquetball is that the coaches are really supportive," Kate Bergman, sophomore, said. "Even...

Sisters by chance, teammates by choice

Isabella Knopfel, sophomore, and Olivia Knopfel, senior, pose after the Turkey Day game.

Ava Duggin, features writer

December 21, 2019

6:30 a.m.: Isabella Knopfel’s, sophomore, alarm goes off. 7 a.m.: Olivia Knopfel’s, senior, alarm goes off. 7:20 a.m.: Isabella eats oatmeal or cereal for breakfast, and goes to school. 7:20 a.m.: Olivia eats cereal (or a protein bar depending on time) for breakfast, and goes to school ...

Which fall scent fits your personality?

Pumpkin spice the quintessential fall scent.

Catherine Butler, copy editor

December 3, 2019

Quiz does not appear on Mobile App. Autumn has several signature scents that no other season can compare to: pumpkin pie fresh out of the oven, leaves blanketing freshly cut lawns and cranberry sauce passed around the table on Thanksgiving day. From your favorite hot drinks to the great outdoors,...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

The junior sections sings along to

Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green

November 30, 2019

The annual in school KHS fall pep rally was held Nov. 26. The students watched seniors skits, danced to the band, and screamed their classes battle cries. "I really like being able to feel like I'm apart of the excitement around pep rallies, being that I'm there to pump up the crowd," Gabrielle Cannon,...

Photo Gallery: talent show

Holden Ave, Connor Fiehler and Jack Kathriner, seniors, perform

Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green

November 11, 2019

The student council hosted their annual talent show Wednesday Nov. 6. Ten acts varied in musical performances and dancing. Kate Reynolds placed first, Avery Hardin and Accompaniments placed second, and brothers Demari Taneh and Giabari Taneh placed third. “I like how nervous everybody is, and w...

More than a poofy skirt and curls

“[Irish dance] definitely strengthens my nerves and helps calm my brain down,” Morgan Hooker, freshman, said. “I’m stressed with school too, so I can use some of the techniques that I use at dance with school. Without Irish dance I don’t think I’d be as mentally strong.”

Ava Duggin, features writer

October 8, 2019

People commonly misjudge Irish dance as easy, but for Morgan Hooker, freshman, it is quite the opposite.

A worldwide tradition

Mathias Eriksen and now his brother, Mads Eriksen, traveled 4,438 miles from Søndersø, Denmark to St. Louis.

Mya Copeland, features writer

October 3, 2019

Ever wondered what it's like to be a foreign exchange student? Mads Eriksen is a Danish foreign exchange student at KHS for the 2019-20 school year. Check out this article to hear his story.

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Sophia Beckmann