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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 ...

Weekly sports briefing 1/15/17 – 1/21/17

Weekly sports briefing 1/15/17 – 1/21/17

Daniel Kim, features writer

January 23, 2018

Global: Minnesota Vikings beat New Orleans Saints 26-24 with the last-second touchdown With 25 seconds left, Saints kicker Wil Lutz kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Saints a 24-23 lead. Two plays later, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum connected to Stefon Diggs for a miraculous 61-yard ...

Why swimming isn’t a sport

Why swimming isn’t a sport

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

November 17, 2017

 *This piece is entirely satirical If I have to hear about how the Walker family donated a pool to KHS one more time, I swear I’m transferring to Webster. I don’t understand why the swim team needed a new pool anyway. Swimming isn’t even a sport. “Anyone can swim,” Bridget Heartlein, sen...

Fast lane to state

Fast lane to state

Katie Judd, sports writer

February 8, 2016

She gets into her swimsuit, warms up with her team and begins to swim. Since third grade Victoria Coombs, freshman, has swum year-round and said she has learned many lessons she would not have learned without swimming. “[Swimming] pushes me to do to better not just in swimming but in [school],”...

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015

As June draws near, articles congest magazines, describing how to get ready for summer. Images and ads of perfectly sculpted models plaster the internet, and coupon books for swimsuit sales flood women’s mailboxes. It’s apparent to every woman across the nation “bikini” season has arrived with...

Girls’ state swim final recap

Christian Heutel, sports writer

March 3, 2015

In the above video, The Kirkwood Call gives a behind-the-scenes look through a GoPro camera and a recap from the girls’ state swimming final at St. Peters Rec Plex on Feb. 21. The video features Kirkwood state swimmers Audrey Kelly and Erin Kelly, sophomores, Maggie Cox, senior, and Maddie Pearl, freshman,...

Athlete of the Week: Bridget Heartlein

Athlete of the Week: Bridget Heartlein

Ethan Cost, sports writer

January 27, 2015

Bridget Heartlein, freshman, managed to shave six seconds off her best time in the 500 meter freestyle event at the Parkway South Invite Jan. 16-17, but came just short of qualifying for state. But the Pioneers, who took fourth at the competition, are more important to her. “Even though it’s like...

They got 99 problems but sports ain’t one

They got 99 problems but sports ain’t one

Katherine Hubbard, features writer

October 1, 2014

For seven years, Emma Gagliarducci woke up at 4 a.m., headed to her club swim practice, which was followed by seven hours of school. After school she ran six to seven miles for cross country practice and after doing hours of homework, finally went to sleep. Then she repeated the entire process over again. Gagliarducci,...

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