The Kirkwood Call

Winter Survival Guide

Post-Christmas winter is boring, dreary and stressful. Here's a guide to get you through it.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

January 19, 2020

*This story is entirely satirical. Now that the excitement of the winter holidays is wearing off, the harshest months of the year have finally arrived. January: the month of sickness, stress and slipping on ice. The only thing making winter bearable are snow days, and those are falling fewer and ...

30 winter activities to try this season

From ice skating to seeing a show at the Fox, the possibilities for how to spend winter are endless.

Catherine Butler and Olivia Silvey

January 13, 2020

Making the switch from summer to winter is difficult, especially in Missouri when the temperature can plummet 40 degrees within 48 hours. In summer, anything feels possible — days are sunny and hopeful, evenings are balmy and never seem to end. Then, after a week of exciting fall weather that brings...

What holiday character are you?

What holiday character are you?

Paisley Regester, features writer

December 14, 2018

Take this quiz to find out what holiday character you identify with the most! (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);;js.src='';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

7 ways to be hygge this winter

art by Maggie Burton

Grace Klebe, news editor

December 14, 2018

Maggie Burton Hygge Noun. Hue-Guh Danish. A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.   Fuzzy socks. Blankets. Hot chocolate. Fireplace. These are all things that are associated with comfort and coziness. They are hygge. Hygge is the umbrella under which everything cozy lives in Danish culture. In...

The sadness of spring

The sadness of spring

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

March 2, 2018

*This piece is entirely satirical I take a look outside. The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming and the weather is finally warming up. Disgusting. Spring is supposed to be a time of growth; a time of new life. Well, the emergence of spring certainly cannot warm my frozen heart. I wish wint...

Things to do around St. Louis in the winter

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Melanie Witt, copy editor

November 20, 2017

With winter approaching and temperatures drastically falling, it may seem as though you are stuck indoors for months. Thankfully, there are many different places located all around St. Louis that are still bearable during the cold winter months. So consider visiting some of these places over your long-awaited...

How holiday are you?

How holiday are you?

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

December 6, 2016

Photo gallery: varsity girls’ basketball

Jayla Everett, junior, tries to push past her teammate and get to the basket.

Audrey Berns, photographer

November 18, 2016

Varsity girls' basketball started their season Nov. 7, and are preparing for their first game of the season. "Being a freshman on varsity is tough," Natalie Bruns, freshman, said. "I definitely feel some pressure because I'm playing with girls that have such a high level of talent, but [I'm] excited...

‘Tis the movie season

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Abby Geisz, copy editor

November 15, 2016

Fall and winter aren't just a great time for drinking hot cocoa and getting stuffed with turkey and potatoes, but is also a great time to watch all the new movies coming out in theaters.

Winter sports 2015-2016

Julia Bailey and Christian Heutel

March 1, 2016

Throughout the season Julia Bailey, photographer, filmed a variety of winter sports, capturing highlights from each game, meet and match. This video will give you an inside look at the winter sports season at KHS. Records from KHS winter sports season: Girls Basketball: Varsity: 23-4 (still ...

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