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How to Walk Out

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 them. KHS was no stranger to political activism after students organized a walkout protesting ...

Courtland Griffin: I’m 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 a passion for helping students prosper. "For a second I fought [becoming a teacher] because I had my own...

Being an American means: fighting for social justice

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 and his instincts told him to help. Pfeifer, now a freshman, said his desire to help people from ...

Looking back on Ferguson

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 September I was fortunate enough to attend the St. Louis Press Club conference “Ferguson: Reporting i...

Ferguson’s impact on Kirkwood

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 staff. “Our students here at KHS have all been impacted by Ferguson, just some more directly tha...

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 causes that led to the unrest in the wake of Michael Brown’s death and to make recommendations for...

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,...

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 citizen-law enforcement relations or municipal court issues, they Commission focused on youth. That’s...

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 do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” This demonstration had approximately 70 student part...

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 the Main Office doors toward the Lyons Memorial Stadium. Once at the stadium, students began to ...

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