The Kirkwood Call

Coiled in beauty standards

Coiled in beauty standards

Genevieve Francois and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

January 17, 2019

We remember in preschool being told by other kids we were ugly because our lips were too big and brown and our hair was weird.  From then on we tried everything to make our hair look as “white” as possible. We used to ask our moms over and over why we couldn’t just have straight hair. Whatever wa...

‘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.

How to avoid another Ferguson

How to avoid another Ferguson

David Reynolds, copy editor

March 3, 2015

Tensions run high over six months after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. This time period has given people the opportunity to process the incident as well as propose long-term solutions to the issues revealed by Ferguson. While Brown’s murder was by no means acceptable,...

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