The Kirkwood Call

An ode to historical black colleges and universities

Well, the world isn’t 78% white, 3% Asian, 8% Black, 4% Hispanic, 3% International, 3% Bi-racial and 1% unknown either, but the University of Missouri is. 

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

March 29, 2020

*Disclaimer: TKC understands the potentially offensive use of the word choice in this article. After staff discussions and legal advice from the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), we decided to support the writer's decision. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or ...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball senior night vs. McCleur Feb. 22

Landon Evans, senior, runs to the applause of cheerleaders and his team before the game.

Jack Anderson, features + in-depth editor

March 3, 2020

Kirkwood boy's varsity basketball played McCleur Feb. 22 on their senior night. While they started with a lead, they ultimately fell to McCleur 47-53. "I feel like we're pretty good as a team," Landon Evans, senior, said. "The team is there for each other and the record doesn't speak for itself but...

A day in the life: Anonymous

John sets aside 20 minutes each night to smoke marijuana, a habit he started when he was in eighth grade.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

March 2, 2020

“If I were to explain to someone what [smoking] weed felt like, it would be like carbonated water,” John* said. “It’s fizzy. You feel kind of bubbly. You talk too much, you laugh too much. Everything is heightened, and I guess that’s why it’s fun.” John sets aside 20 minutes each night to smoke marijua...

Top five in-depth stories of 2019

Our staff does not shy away from the hard-hitting issues and, this year, our staff has investigated issues ranging from the achievement gap in KSD to the preparedness of students in the event of an active shooter.

TKC Staff

December 23, 2019

TKC staff has covered important issues affecting the students at KHS and used several stories to dig into these topics. Our staff does not shy away from the hard-hitting issues and, this year, our staff has investigated issues ranging from the achievement gap in KSD to the preparedness of students i...

Lover, Lover Not

The cover of

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

October 8, 2019

Taylor Swift released her newest album, "Lover", on August 23, 2019. Read Grace Klebe's review here.

You must be yolking

Malcia Greene, associate editor

September 30, 2019

“First Watch at 9 a.m.?” It’s a text from my dad. The last way I’d like to spend a Sunday morning is by getting dragged out of bed for the “most important meal of the day.” But do I have the heart to tell him? Absolutely not. He’s just a simple, sweet Midwesterner who has a fondness for f...

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Lindsay McCarthy, features writer

September 30, 2019

Breakfast is undeniably the most important meal of the day. When it comes to delicious foods and variety: breakfast is the meal with it all.

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