The Kirkwood Call

Sincerely, MariJo

Sincerely, MariJo

Lily Bartin, features writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features

Walking around Downtown Kirkwood on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I had little hope of finding anyone with a story to tell. I ducked into Great Harvest Bakery to escape the downpour. Scanning the café, I noticed a woman eating alone. After deciding to approach her, I immediately changed my mind not t...

NHL Preview 2018-19

NHL Preview 2018-19

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

September drifts into October, and an eerie shift begins. The weather is getting colder, the days are becoming shorter and the NHL hockey season creeps into the pandemonium of professional sports. With the NBA, NFL and NHL gearing up, (not to mention college football) and MLB playoffs also going on,...

VoK: Mass shootings

VoK: Mass shootings

Claire Boysen, features editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

TKC asked KHS students about how they felt after hearing about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. photo by Claire Boysen “Of course I was sad," Abigail Dowell, sophomore said. "I don't know how else to feel. I definitely think it's very sad that the parents had to get that call about the kids and it was probably ve...

VoK: Women’s March to the Polls Chicago

VoK: Women’s March to the Polls Chicago

Maddie Hawes, web editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Top Stories, Video

TKC visited the Women's March to the Polls in Chicago and asked marchers to share why they marched, Jan. 20, 2018.    

VoK: Black Friday

VoK: Black Friday

Charlotte Heinrich and Hannah Cohen

November 28, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Nancy with granddaughter Kennedy “My husband is in the hospital and has been there for 11 days, and will be there for a few more,” Nancy said. “We’re getting all the things that we need. We won’t have him with us. It’s really not Black Friday shopping. [On Thanksgiving], we got really...

VoK: Tacky Day

VoK: Tacky Day

Emma Lingo and Ally Ortmann

November 20, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Julie Healey “I never pass up a chance to wear fashion-forward outfits,” Julie Healey, librarian, said. “[My chicken feet shoes] are hard to wear, but they are noticeable. Orange is a glorious color and I look forward to being able to wear orange [on Tacky Day] every year.” John Longti...

VoK: 10.17.17

VoK: 10.17.17

Annie O'Brien, Megan Cleveland, Jack Rittendale, Celia Bergman, and Sarah Nash

October 17, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Annie O'Brien Kathy Grimes “We’re at Lowe’s. We’re buying a little bit of everything. We’re going to paint a guest bedroom and we’re Irish so we’re going to do orange, green and white stripes on the wall. I’ve only been to Ireland once and it’s just gorgeous. Just bring a raincoat.”...

VoK: 10.13.17

VoK: 10.13.17

Emma Verrill, Audrey Allison, Chase Kilby, and Kylan Lane

October 13, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

“Getting married was the pivotal moment in my life. Our anniversary is this Saturday, [my husband is] an electrical engineer. I met him in college at the University of Missouri. We met September 16 and we were married the next year [on the same date]. [I love my husband because] he's a good Christian man...

VOK Career Symposium

VOK Career Symposium

Annie O'Brien, Maddie Hawes, Jack Rintoul, and Bridget Killian

April 18, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Some kids want to be ballerinas, race car drivers or firefighters when they grow up. If you ask a high school student where they see themself after college there is a chance they have a specific career path in mind or they might have no clue what they want to do with their life. The Sophomore Career ...

VoK: Proposition K

VoK: Proposition K

Hannah Cohen, Will Drury, Quentin Stepp, and Maddie Hawes

March 22, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Voices of Kirkwood

TKC staffers went around Downtown Kirkwood to find community members and discuss Proposition K (Prop K) with them. Prop K is a 46-cent tax increase for those living in the vicinity of the Kirkwood School District (KSD). There are different views on this tax increase in comparison to KSD and their nee...

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