The Kirkwood Call

TKC tries a guessing game

TKC tries a guessing game

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Video

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...

Best friends quiz each other: teacher edition

Best friends quiz each other: teacher edition

Sophie Chappell, features writer

January 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Video

In this video, TKC interviewed iconic teacher friendships at KHS, asking them questions to see how well they know each other. Watch the video below to see if your favorite teacher duos are truly best friends.  ...

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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


Filed under Features

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...

Teacher music Q&A: Jason Evans

Teacher music Q&A: Jason Evans

Sophie Chappell, features writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Features

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...

Teacher music Q&A: Cindy Koehler

Teacher music Q&A: Cindy Koehler

Sophie Chappell, features writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Features

This series of articles will contain the musical interests of 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 taste in ...

Teacher music Q&A: Lisa Hellmich

Teacher music Q&A: Lisa Hellmich

Sophie Chappell, features writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features

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...

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Jack Anderson, Sophie Chappell, Ally Ortmann, Ethan Peter, Anna Retzlaff, and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

October 26, 2018


Filed under Video

In this video, TKC and KHTV will have two classmates exchange a meaningful conversation back-to-back. Without the ability to see one another, these students have the opportunity to build a relationship without the bias of physical appearance.

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Sophie Chappell