The Kirkwood Call

A job, a home and open arms

A job, a home and open arms

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

January 11, 2017


Filed under Features

*name changed for anonymity About four years ago, Jackson’s* father passed away. Not long after, he was making his home under a highway overpass in Soulard. He did not know what to do. He was desperate, hopeless and needed somewhere to go. After eight months of homelessness, he went to St. Patric...

TKC through the ages

TKC through the ages

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Storify, Visuals

For the many members of the KHS community who are unfamiliar with our history, this is a timeline highlighting the issues, advisors, and awards that have made our publication into what it is today. Here are the headlines and most important moments in the 99 year life of The Kirkwood Call.

Copter concerns

Copter concerns

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Imagine sitting at your desk, working through a fresh pile of new assignments. You look up and see your mom or dad hurrying over to you. They stop at your side, carefully peering at what you’ve accomplished so far. Then begins the series of typical questions. ‘How’s it going? Need help with anythin...

First impressions

First impressions

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

With a number two ranking by Newsweek among public schools in Missouri, KHS had been labeled a top-notch institution. Despite recent budget issues, students are still showing signs of school spirit by shouting at the top of their lungs at pep rallies and packing the stands to the brim at football g...

German on the rise

German on the rise

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

September 6, 2016


Filed under News

Although the U.S. Department of Education reports that over 13.3 million students study Spanish in high school, there is another language at KHS a growing portion of the student body is saying “ja” to. Whether it is due to family ancestry or an interest in the culture, the KHS German department said r...

ERROR: Information Overload

ERROR: Information Overload

Jack Rintoul, Writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under 2016 New staff stories

The Panama Papers: history’s largest amount of data ever leaked, linking powerful business owners and government officials to accounts of tax fraud after keeping their money in countries with little or no taxes for years. These 11.5 million documents, shared by an unknown whistleblower, made headlines. ...

View from the pit

View from the pit

Thomas Birmingham, writer

May 13, 2016


Filed under 2016 New staff stories

For four hours a week, six weeks before the debut of a show, an elite group of musicians practices under the KHS stage. Because they play from inside a makeshift “pit,” the audience of a play at KHS might not be aware they are there. Their job is providing music for the performance, in addition ...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Thomas Birmingham