The Kirkwood Call

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” Review

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” Review

Ethan Peter and Sophie Chappell

August 20, 2019

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” was quite possibly the worst shark movie I’ve ever seen, and it has a lot of competition, considering “Sharknado” 1-6 exist.

The Slenderman stabbing

The Slenderman stabbing

Sophie Chappell and Ally Ortmann

May 12, 2019

In this podcast series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts on the case of The Slenderman Stabbing.

The power of stereotypes

The power of stereotypes

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 11, 2019

I’m going to be completely honest with you: I’ve never had sex. I could chalk it up to the fact that I’ve been single for a while, or that the people I dated weren’t “the one” but the truth is, I’m scared. Scared of caring about the relationship more than my partner.  This isn’t an u...

Family event survival guide

Family event survival guide

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 8, 2019

While family events may be enjoyable for those who consider themselves to be extroverts, that’s not the case for everyone. Personally, I’ve spent the majority of my time at my relative's houses hiding in the bathroom or playing on my phone, hoping that no one asks how “I’m really doing” or...

The LaLaurie house of horrors

The LaLaurie house of horrors

Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell

March 29, 2019

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events. Warning: may include details of violent and upsetting events.

TKC tries a guessing game

TKC tries a guessing game

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

March 6, 2019

8 TKC staffers try to determine what a mysterious object is. Watch as they get confused, grossed out and eventually learn what they have been looking at. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music...

Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Top 10 songs to hype up your Christmas spirit

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 13, 2018

TKC ranked some of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, according to Billboard. The songs are in the order Billboard placed them in, but will get a rating of 1-5 from TKC based on vocals, danceability and beats per minute (BPM), which is the equivalent to tempo. Each song is unique in its own wa...

Four neediest cases

Four neediest cases

Emma Lingo, Sophie Chappell, Claire Boysen, and Kiden Smith

December 4, 2018

For the third year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Four Neediest Cases project, inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four staffers to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told TKC about their families' stories...

Four neediest cases: 2011

Four neediest cases: 2011

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 4, 2018

2011 brought change to their life. It began with their mother’s death and continued with a move to their aunt’s house in the city. “My mom died when I was 9 years old,” they said. “They were going to put us in foster care, but my aunt didn’t want that so she decided to [have] us [live...

Teacher music Q&A: Adam Rowland

Teacher music Q&A: Adam Rowland

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 2, 2018

This series of articles will contain the musical interests of four teachers at KHS: Lisa Hellmich, history teacher, Jason Evans, history teacher, Cindy Kohler, French teacher and Adam Rowland, English teacher. TKC asked about each teacher’s five favorite songs right now as well as their general ta...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Sophie Chappell