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“Those poor kids in Africa”

“Those poor kids in Africa”

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

April 19, 2019

The first time I remember hearing it was in fifth grade. “Those poor kids in Africa.” When the Student Council leaders at my Catholic school said those words, they were presenting the latest school-wide service project to my class: raising $1,000 to send food provisions to a small town in...

Track team races in annual Red and White meet

Track team races in annual Red and White meet

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

March 14, 2019

After fitting in as much practice time as possible over the past weeks, the KHS track and field team will compete in its annual Red and White meet Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. on the field in Lyons Memorial Stadium. According to Roberta McWoods, head track coach, the meet’s only participants will b...

Top five opinions stories of 2018

Top five opinions stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 28, 2018

The opinions section is a place that allows TKC to debate, discuss and solve topics that matter to KHS and the community. This past year, the opinions section covered a variety of diverse topics, ranging from light hearted as pop music reviews to more serious stories such as the policy on transgend...

Top five features stories of 2018

Top five features stories of 2018

TKC staff

December 27, 2018

Here on TKC we are not just journalists, we are storytellers. This past year the features section aimed to tell stories of diversity, of people doing good, and of problems facing our community. From struggling with a Korean-American identity in "Call me Hwijung," a mission of compassion in "Sin...

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018

TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

The PolitiCall: Election day

The PolitiCall: Election day

Thomas Birmingham and Izzy Colón

November 10, 2018

With Tuesday, Nov. 6th came the most closely watched day of 2018's political calendar: the midterm elections. On the PolitiCall's second episode, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham find out what it's like to attend at a voting watch party, as well as speak to two seniors, Liam Stros and Claire Cowan,...

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

November 4, 2018

On the first episode of The Kirkwood Call's new political podcast, The PolitiCall, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham talk with government and politics teacher Lucas Ravenscraft about the upcoming midterm elections and their possible impacts on Missouri and national politics. ...

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

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