Best of SNO

#10
2018-2019
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Kirkwood High School
27
Published Stories for
Kirkwood High School
in 2018-2019
#10
2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
Kirkwood High School
Stories from Kirkwood High School
Go ask your mom
Opinions

Olivia Silvey | May 24, 2019

We were in the car driving back from one of my weekly therapy sessions, and my mom started talking about Suzan, her best friend at the time. She took a deep breath and said she had to tell me something….

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Update: Controversy around Tom Ricks grows as Kirkwood responds to pastoral letter
News

Thomas Birmingham | May 9, 2019

Grant Trokey, 2016 KHS graduate, had attended Greentree Community Church for as long as he could remember. For two years during high school, he played with the worship band a few times a month and attended…

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“Those poor kids in Africa”
Opinions

Thomas Birmingham | May 2, 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…

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Handling our history
Features

Ethan Peter | April 11, 2019

Since 1990, there have been three district task force committees dedicated to closing KSD’s achievement gap. Yet on Feb. 11, 2019, Dr. Bryan Painter stood before KSD staff and shared Kirkwood’s…

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It’s a date
Features

Grace Fearheiley | April 2, 2019

Most high schoolers have heard an older figure in their lives say they are too young to be in a serious relationship or in love. According to Eileen Finley, junior, who has been dating her boyfriend for…

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Gauging the gap
Features

Jack Anderson | April 2, 2019

As the deafening noise of the halftime buzzer sounds, Samaya Trawick, junior and varsity cheerleader, leaps into place before her team begins their routine.

At this moment, she feels a part of something….

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Turning to Tinder
Features

Adler Bowman | March 19, 2019

Wanting to surprise herself on her eighteenth birthday, she decided to make some riskier plans than usual. Sophia*, senior, pocketed her pepper spray before sneaking out to a bowling alley to meet a boy…

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The top priority
Features

Thomas Birmingham | March 19, 2019

They drilled a hole in his back. They put metal tubes in his body. He came to school with a cane.

Then, under KHS’s revised attendance policy, he got detention.

Aaron De Marco, senior, has cystinuria,…

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Eric McWoods: A flash from the past
Sports

Hayden Davidson | March 7, 2019

He raced across Selma Field, ready to make his next move. To him, there is nothing better than a double overtime soccer game against Webster Groves. The KHS varsity boys’ soccer team had a tough matchup…

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Saving yourself
Features

Emma Lingo | March 6, 2019

“Who here plans on saving themselves for marriage?”

One hand goes up. Mary Wacker, junior, can see the girl’s raised arm across the health classroom. Mary’s hand should be up, too. She is saving…

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Tell me amour and amor about love
Features

Maddie Meyers | February 25, 2019

The bride looks out the car window with a paper fan in her hands, preparing to drive away with her new husband. As the engine starts, she takes the fan her mother gave her and tosses it out the window….

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Hot chocolate review
Video

Sophie Chappell | February 12, 2019

Emma Lingo and I went to four different coffee shops and tried their hot chocolate. We rated them based on flavor and appearance. We visited Comet Café, 7/11, Blondie’s Coffee and Wine Bar and Kayak Cafe….

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The fate of hate
Features

Maisie Bradley | February 1, 2019

With colors of the rainbow flooding the street, counter protestors lined up outside of John Burroughs High School March 12 of last year. They were there for Jake Bain, a star football player who had recently…

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Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman
Features

Kiden-Aloyse Smith | January 31, 2019

Angry black woman. It’s a phrase black women and girls know too well. Most times we aren’t even angry, just disappointed. After a racist political cartoon was made after Serena Williams was accused…

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Depression Q&A
Features

Annie O'Brien | January 30, 2019

“Siri, what does depression feel like?”

“I’m not sure I understand your question. Would you like me to search the web for ‘what does depression feel like?’”

The internet is great for…

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Bridging the GAPP
News

Maddie Meyers | January 26, 2019

Cheers filled the halls of Lambert Airport as 22 KHS students caught a first glance of their German partners on Sept. 19, 2018. The American students waved their colorful signs and ran to and embraced…

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From the gym to the stage
Features

Lilly Anderson | January 10, 2019

Walking onstage, the smell of hairspray still tingling in his nose, he reaches a new set with a new audience. This is not his first show, but high school productions are not the same. The lights hit his…

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Preparing for the ACT
Features

Grace Klebe | January 8, 2019

For a month and a half before the test, he studied for an hour every night. He attended tutoring sessions, took practice tests three Saturdays prior, worked from a book and on the internet and normalized…

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Music to my ears
Arts & Entertainment

Paisley Regester | December 27, 2018

A passion for music can take many forms for students at KHS. Whether they are solo musicians, in bands or members of private music programs, performing both for online communities and live in front of…

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Sincerely, MariJo
Features

Lily Bartin | December 17, 2018

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,…

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Getting on Her Level
Features

Jack Matousek | December 10, 2018

A freshman walks through the double doors leading into the language hallway on the first day of school. Passing the classes full of her peers she walks straight to where the upperclassmen are streaming…

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KHS paints with Bob Ross
Video

Sarah Nash | December 10, 2018

Three KHS students follow along with one of Bob Ross’ famous “Beauty is Everywhere” tutorials.

This story was originally published on The Kirkwood Call on November 24, 2018.

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Issues: The Midterms and why they matter
Midterm Elections

Charlotte Heinrich | November 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,…

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Issues: Race in college admissions
Features

Ethan Peter | November 21, 2018

Imagine on Ivy Day, the day the eight Ivy League schools announce their admission decisions, a valedictorian and varsity captain with a perfect ACT score is rejected. Imagine he is left asking what else…

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Issues: The dangers of girls running
Showcase

Jack Rintoul | November 20, 2018

It is always the same old routine.

After school head to the locker room to change. Then meet outside the athletic building for new information and what the workout will be. Head to Chopin and make…

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Issues: Concussions
Sports

Benji Wilton | November 20, 2018

“Blue 42, set hut!”

The quarterback receives the snap on third and goal and steps back into the pocket. Desperate for a touchdown, he surveys the field looking for an open receiver but comes up…

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More than just a class president
Features

Amara Harper | October 16, 2018

If you attended KHS as a freshman, a common memory is walking in on the first day. With fear already in your heart, becoming overwhelmed entering KHS yet accepted as the incoming senior class threw everything…

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