The Kirkwood Call

There has been a recent movement supporting body positivity on many social media platforms.

In-depth: Positively beautiful

Mya Copeland, features writer March 26, 2021

Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, Kylie. The Kardashians.  Hannah Moore, junior, used to follow all the members of this well-known family of social media influencers. One day, she decided the ideal...

All data is from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

In-depth: Discipline disparity

Nathan Sweeney, features writer March 3, 2021

Discipline disparity is a term which refers to the trend of disproportionate disciplinary actions taken by a school against certain students due to their race or another demographic. This behavior...

TKC wants to bring attention to historical and current issues of race often overlooked in Kirkwood schools and the community. In this in-depth, we highlight both problems and possible solutions of race-related issues to increase awareness of these topics. Art by Graesen Joyce

Recognizing race: unexplored issues in Kirkwood

Following the Black Lives Matter movement this summer, vandalism depicting racial slurs on three KSD buildings and the rise of media attention on racial issues, TKC wanted to bring attention to historical...

Art by Graesen Joyce. In response to the vandalism on Jan. 6, 2021 involving racial slurs spray-painted onto three KSD schools, Black students have spoken out about their experiences with racism in Kirkwood. TKC interviewed Black students and teachers about their thoughts on the next steps they feel Kirkwood must take to address racial injustice, and how to stop it at its source.

In-Depth: The next step

Maya Kim and Graesen Joyce March 1, 2021

In response to the vandalism on Jan. 6, 2021 involving racial slurs spray-painted onto three KSD schools, Black students have spoken out about their experiences with racism in Kirkwood. TKC interviewed...

Current school boundaries divide Meacham Park, a predominantly African American neighborhood, into three elementary schools, creating a social divide in the community. Art by Graesen Joyce

In-depth: Safety in numbers

Megan Glasgow, Kate Schreiber, and Graesen Joyce February 23, 2021

It’s 3:30 p.m. Across Kirkwood, KSD elementary schoolers go home, have their afternoon snack and run outside to play with their neighbors. The kids who live on Electric St. in Meacham Park ride the...

Police officers have been in schools since the 1950s. With recent calls for racial justice and a reevaluation of the policing system, many people have wondered about the roles of police and schools and how they got there in the first place.

History in the hallways: A timeline of police in schools

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor February 21, 2021

To view the timeline, select the link here.

The Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier allows school administrators to have prior review and restraint on student publications. Now, there is no universal standard protecting the rights of a school newspaper in the United States.

In-depth: Speaking out around St. Louis

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor February 15, 2021

Teen pregnancy, divorce, tattoos. Each of these topics have been censored at a school within 40 minutes of KHS.  The Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier allows school administrators to have prior...

Most students in the US don't have full First Amendment or press freedom rights on campus.

The road to students’ rights

Grace Marcus, features writer February 8, 2021

In 1965, in the middle of the Vietnam War, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker wore a black armband to school to mourn the lives lost on both sides of the war. The principal, learning of the students’ plans,...

TKC call for student submissions

TKC call for student submissions

TKC Staff February 3, 2021

In our next issue, TKC is taking an in-depth look into racial issues within the Kirkwood School District and community. Along with being a voice for the student body, as we always strive to do, we wanted...

While there is no published school board policy, KHS journalism is a First Amendment school by practice, allowing TKC writers to be the voice of Kirkwood students.

In-depth: Controversial freedom

Nicholas Whittington, features writer January 28, 2021

Thirty years ago, a single student newspaper caught in the middle of a free speech showdown captured the attention of the entire nation. In 1990, Planned Parenthood reached out to 80 high schools in the...

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