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Courtland Griffin: I’m human

Courtland Griffin: I’m human

Khalea Edwards, features writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Features

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...

White privilege: realizing the world is light

White privilege: realizing the world is light

Khalea Edwards, features writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It wasn't until second grade that I realized the challenges of being black. As I stood in line waiting for lunch, a classmate looked at me with worry in her eyes and said,  "Khalea, [my friend] doesn't like your skin color." At just 7 years old, I was confused. I remember asking myself how and why someone...

Looking back on Ferguson

Looking back on Ferguson

Khalea Edwards, feature writer

November 26, 2016


Filed under Blogs

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...

All lives didn’t matter when

All lives didn’t matter when

Khalea Edwards, features writer

November 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Politics

A bullet shot from an officer's pistol and went through the stomach of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Police responded to a 911 call about Rice, who was sitting on the swings of a Cleveland park in broad daylight holding a toy gun Nov. 22, 2014. The caller repeatedly stated the gun was “probably a fake,” ...

Ferguson’s impact on Kirkwood

Ferguson’s impact on Kirkwood

Khalea Edwards, writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under 2016 New staff stories

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...

KHS reacts to the scare cam

Justin Sweeney, Chloë King, and Michael Teasdale

March 10, 2016


Filed under Reackt, Video

Michael Teasdale, Justin Sweeney and Chloë King terrify KHS students for the scare cam. Background: After bringing pairs of participants into the studio, we told them that we would be having them react to different bits of social media. To their surprise, in the middle of their video, the lights...

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Khalea Edwards