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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

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...

“If we only are taught by people who look like us, potentially think and act like us, then it’s [not] preparing us for life beyond schools.” -Dr. Bryan Painter

Searching for solutions

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor March 25, 2019

According to the KSD Achievement Gap Task Force’s website, the committee attempts to ensure equity from students learning how to count on their fingers to students counting down the days until...

“We have not made any significant progress in closing the gap,” Condon said.

Handling our history

Ethan Peter, features writer March 25, 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...

Samaya Trawick, Junior, raises her hand in math class to ask a question.

Gauging the gap

Jack Anderson and Jack Rintoul March 17, 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....

Why the divide?

Why the divide?

Mimi Wright, in-depth editor January 19, 2016

The Divide. - Achievement Gap

‘The Divide.’ – Achievement Gap

Anna Mullendore, features writer March 12, 2015
*Disclaimer: The people selected to be interviewed were chosen on the basis of their races, ages, genders, and titles, as a way to showcase a variety of perspectives on the topic.
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