The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood, we are the problem

Protestors walk up Chopin street during the June 6 peace walk.

Genevieve Francois, visual managing editor

September 8, 2020

Feet move down the street in unison. “No justice, no peace!” soars through the air. Signs with Black fists dot the skyline like clouds. On June 6, 2020, Kirkwood streets were filled with supported protesters, whereas on Sept. 18, 2017, students were told they would be punished. This summer, Ki...


Students use #BlackAtMizzou to share their experiences of injustice, racism and prejudice at MU.

Caroline Steidley, opinions writer

August 25, 2020

If you have been active on Twitter in the past few months, you have probably seen #BlackAtMizzou on the trending page. The hashtag tells University of Missouri (MU) students’ experiences of racism on the Mizzou campus. @AllisaNova_, a Twitter user and Mizzou student, called for a “virtual demonstratio...

Addressing sySTEMic problems

Photos courtesy of the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation. left, Kelly Moffitt, center and Fraye Beyene, right.

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief

August 24, 2020

Growing up, the only people she knew with college degrees were her teachers. She expected to cut hair for a living. After losing her aunt and uncle — the people who raised her — to cancer, however, Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, medical physicist, decided it was time to reimagine cancer treatment. She...

The 1619 Project

Emma Lingo, Maddie Meyers, Malcia Greene, Kiden-Aloyse Smith, Rachel Finan, and Charlotte Heinrich

March 27, 2020

"The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very cen...

Redlining’s long lasting mark

Redlining's long lasting mark

Rachel Finan, health and wellness writer

March 26, 2020

Kamina Love and her mother Betty practice urban farming to provide fresh food for themselves and their neighbors. They help provide the kids in the neighborhood with clothes for the winter. Love has also stood up against developers who try to buy out her neighbors. Love said they have seen the effects...

PC culture humanized

art by Mary Grace Heartlein

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

November 26, 2018

The first time I heard anyone use the phrase “politically correct,” I was in a hip-hop dance class where our convention teacher was trying to get us to let loose with the choreography. “Let your limbs flail more,” he said. “Stick your tongue out sometimes. Honestly, act retarded. But I gues...

Mind The Gap: Racial Achievement at KHS

Mind The Gap: Racial Achievement at KHS

Elliott Notrica, writer

May 2, 2018

Although every student at KHS sits at the same desks and walks the same halls, each individual does not necessarily have equal educational opportunities. A 2015 KSD task force report, co-chaired by previous school board president Darnel Frost and assistant superintendent Dr. Bryan Painter revealed acad...

Branding racism

Branding racism

Logan Crews, opinions editor

April 9, 2018

Welcome to America. The land of a patchwork population made up of a diverse, unique people. But in case you didn’t know, the United States hasn’t had the best track record with being culturally sensitive. We call ourselves the “great melting pot,” yet time and time again, minorities are marg...

A recap of the violence in Charlottesville

Maggie Burton

Wolfgang Frick, web staffer

September 15, 2017

The campus at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. is usually quiet by night. But on the night of Aug. 11, a chorus of chants echoed through the center of the campus, and a sea of torches held by white supremacists and neo-Nazis could be seen. The Hitler Youth led similar marches nearly...

Washing away diversity

art by Kailie Otto

Claire Boysen, opinions writer

March 8, 2017

You sit down on the couch after school, ready to watch your favorite TV show. You turn on the TV and see the same thing you always see: Friends, Full House, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Girl Meets World, and you realize one thing they have in common. White. Whether you’re aware of it or not, whitewashing is not...

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