The Kirkwood Call

The PolitiCall: getting involved in politics

The PolitiCall: getting involved in politics

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

February 14, 2019

With the 2020 presidential election starting to gain more attention, politics are starting to be discussed more and more frequently in the halls of KHS. For the PolitiCall's third episode, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham sit down with teacher Lisa Hellmich and Missouri Youth and Government governor...

Top five art pieces of 2018

Top five art pieces of 2018

TKC Staff

January 2, 2019

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman - art by Bismah Syed Policing the minority with the majority - art by Catherine McCandless The 'N' Word - art by Thora Pearson Student journalist opinions on The New York Times op-ed - art by Maggie Burton Comments: heartfelt or #fakelove? - art by Grace Ferguson...

Where should you go during your staycation?

Where should you go during your staycation?

Celia Bergman, Thora Pearson, and Madelyn Rehkop

December 11, 2018

Take this quiz to see where you should spend your winter break staycation.  (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Students recognized at Youth and Government convention

Students recognized at Youth and Government convention

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

December 10, 2018

This year 45 students that are a part of Kirkwood’s Youth and Government club (YAG) attended the 2018 Clark convention for the first time Nov. 30-Dec. 1. At the convention, five KHS students were recognized for their hard work. In the executive branch, Thora Pearson, junior, was elected Missouri yo...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Meg Murphy, Mary Ralston, and Morgan Gindler

October 20, 2018

Kirkwood cross country hosted the Class 4 District 2 Meet at Francis Park, Oct. 20. Christian Baker, running a 15:22 PR won the varsity boys' race. The boys had six out of their seven runners in the top 30 and came out as District Champions. The girls' team finished the meet in 5th place, just 18 poi...

Time to talk with TKC episode 01: The Brett Kavanaugh controversy

Time to talk with TKC episode 01: The Brett Kavanaugh controversy

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

October 18, 2018

Disclaimer: this episode contains language that may be offensive to some listeners. Time to talk with TKC was created with the hopes of inviting students and staff at KHS to share their opinions about topics they are passionate about. Some episodes may involve debate with several students or staff...

Growing alternative recycling methods

Growing alternative recycling methods

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 21, 2018

Every week, families around Kirkwood roll their green recycling bins out to the curb. Every week those recyclables are loaded onto a plane and flown across the world to China where they’re processed. As China raised its restrictions on the contamination level of recyclables, Kirkwood’s recycling services...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

September 5, 2018

Art by Thora Pearson If you’ve taken even just one scroll through VSCO, checked your Instagram explore page or opened Netflix within the past two weeks, you’ve caught a glimpse of it. A stylish asian girl with a tall brunette boy? Something about love letters, or maybe even a ski trip? Sinc...

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Thora Pearson