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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.

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at approximately 7:30 p.m., three KSD schools were vandalized with racial slurs. In this article, TKC highlights five Black students connected to Kirkwood, who explain their thoughts and feelings regarding the hate crime and their feelings on Kirkwood’s action following the situation.
Art by Graesen Joyce

Black students’ perspectives on Jan. 6 hate crime

Maya Kim, Rachel Finan, Graesen Joyce, and Ella Davies February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at approximately 7:30 p.m., three KSD schools were vandalized with racial slurs. The already flooded comment section of TKC’s posts regarding the hate crime regained momentum after...

A player from each team prepares for the face-off for the puck.

Photo gallery: Kirkwood varsity hockey vs CBC Feb. 5

Annie George and Ella Davies February 13, 2021

Kirkwood varsity hockey started off the quarterfinals with a tie 3-3 against CBC on Feb. 5 2021. Kirkwood also played CBC again for the second and last game of the quarterfinals Feb. 8. With a final score...

This photo of a road at sunset is inspired by the song

Photo Gallery: top five photos of 2020

Annie George, photographer January 21, 2021

Throughout 2020, TKC photographers have made plenty of photo galleries, and the TKC staff wanted to showcase, in our opinion, the top five photos of 2020.

Malik Spinks, junior, takes part in the march.

Photo gallery: BLM march

Ella Davies, Sophia Beckmann, and Lawrence McKee January 20, 2021

In response to the recent vandalism of racial slurs spray-painted on Kirkwood High School, North Kirkwood Middle School and Nipher Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 6, KHS students held a Black Lives Matter...

A Spotify Premium user is viewing their Spotify Wrapped for 2020.

Unwrapping KHS students’ “Spotify 2020 Wrapped”

Ava Duggin and Lila Shepard January 8, 2021

At the end of each year, people celebrate all of their triumphs and the challenges they faced by rekindling old memories. Another way that some can recount their memories from the year is checking...

Angela Mostek, sophomore, looks to pass to an open teammate during team practice.

Photo gallery: Winter sports 2020-2021

Sophia Beckmann and Ella Davies November 20, 2020

Despite the drawbacks from COVID-19 this 2020-2021 school year, winter sports have started up and been thriving. With girls' and boys' basketball, girls' swim and wrestling going on this winter, KHS students...

Colleen Doherty, sophomore, hits the ball.

Photo Gallery: KHS girls JV volleyball vs Lindbergh High School Oct. 8

Sophia Beckmann and Ella Davies October 13, 2020

Kirkwood girls JV volleyball played Lindbergh High School Oct. 8, 2020. Although Kirkwood lost their first set, they came back and won the game with 2-1 set win. When asked how JV could improve their...

Rj Morgan, junior, and his dog Hank.

Photo Gallery: Dogs of Kirkwood

Ella Davies, photographer September 25, 2020

There's nothing that will bring you more joy than then the love of a dog. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have spent much more time with their canine companions. While some adopted dogs to keep...

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports...

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