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The Black Lives Matter Movement needs your help to put an end to systemic racism.

#BlackLivesMatter

Maddie Hickman, health + wellness writer April 20, 2021

‘#BlackLivesMatter’ was spread on social media by the co-founder Alicia Garzia following the murder of Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old, in 2012. The connection with the Black Lives Matter movement shows...

White people must continue to fight the comfort of their silence.

Call Ed: White people, you’ve had your rest

TKC Staff April 12, 2021

The dangerous power of white fatigue in the fight for racial justice, specifically through the fluctuating use of social media, goes beyond a yes or no question, and we wanted our process and editorial...

Organizers Peyton Nico and Wyatt Byers lead the front of the march as the group passes Kirkwood city hall.

KHS students organize “March against injustice”

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

It started with a single text message. The same day, KHS sophomores Wyatt Byers, Áine Bradley, Peyton Nico, Kylie Madden, Liv Timp, Claire Sutter, Bella Ruzicka and Madeline Rapp were organizing a “march...

Police and maintenance surround the crime scene on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Breaking News: Hate crime at KHS

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief January 13, 2021

As of Wednesday, Jan. 13, the Kirkwood Police Department and KSD administration did not establish the events that took place at KHS as a hate crime. TKC associates this as a hate crime due to the racial...

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

Kirkwood, we are the problem

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...

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

#BlackAtMizzou

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...

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

Addressing sySTEMic problems

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,...

The 1619 Project

"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...

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...

art by Mary Grace Heartlein

PC culture humanized

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...

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