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Shadiya Tomlin, leader of the walkout, raises her fist in the air. The walkout is in response to the Jason Stockley verdict that rocked the St. Louis area on Friday.

How to Walk Out

Atja Imamovic, writer May 21, 2018

As political activism finds its way into America’s schools, so does debate over how it should be displayed. While activists may share political opinions, they have adverse approaches on how to demonstrate...

Courtland Griffin: Im human

Courtland Griffin: I’m human

Khalea Edwards, features writer December 12, 2016

He put the football down to pick up an unexpected career in education. After ending his dream of playing football in 2001, Courtland Griffin, KHS social studies teacher and football coach, said he found...

Richard Pfeifer, freshman, believes being an American means using your advantages to help the greater good.

Being an American means: fighting for social justice

Michael Teasdale, in-depth editor November 30, 2016

He was in seventh grade when the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson happened. While most of his peers were not interested in what was happening, Richard Pfeifer could not pull his eyes away. He saw injustice...

A protester raises her hands in the street as police use tear gas to try to take control of the scene near a Ferguson Police Department squad car after protesters lit it on fire on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Looking back on Ferguson

Khalea Edwards, feature writer November 26, 2016

As I look back on August 2014, two thoughts rise in my mind: “Hands up, don’t shoot” and the body of 18-year-old Michael Brown resting in the middle of Canfield Drive for over four hours. Last...

A protester raises her hands in the street as police use tear gas to try to take control of the scene near a Ferguson Police Department squad car after protesters lit it on fire on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Ferguson’s impact on Kirkwood

Khalea Edwards, writer May 24, 2016

With new courses, meetings about racial inequities and a Black History Month Museum, KSD has made in effort to address the the events that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri by educating students along with...

A summary of the Ferguson Commission Report

Naomi Blair, news writer October 14, 2015

  The Ferguson Commission Report was released in response to upheaval in Ferguson about racial victimization Sept. 14. As outlined by the Ferguson Commission website, the report is a take on the...

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...

Ferguson update: youth speak

Ferguson update: youth speak

Mimi Wright, in-depth editor January 14, 2015

The Ferguson Commission met for the fourth time Jan. 10 at St. Louis Community College on the Florissant Valley Campus since they were appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon Nov. 18, 2014.  Instead of discussing...

Kirkwood High School students protest

Kirkwood High School students protest

Trevor Currie, photographer December 11, 2014

Dec. 2 at 12:40 p.m. Students walked out of class to protest the Mike Brown shooting. Students went down to the middle of Lyons Stadium where they chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “What...

Students hold walkout in light of Ferguson events

Students hold walkout in light of Ferguson events

Bridget Randazzo, print managing editor December 2, 2014

Today, Dec. 2, 2014, a student-led walkout occurred at KHS. About 70 students left their sixth hour classes at 12:50 p.m. and walked toward the commons area. Then, they walked past the library and out...

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