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STEM branches out

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer

December 3, 2016

She stands out in the country where women are a minority group in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. She stands out at KHS, where only 15 percent of engineering students are female. Olivia Flagg-Bourke, senior, stands out in her Capstone engineering class, where she is the only g...

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...

All lives didn’t matter when

All lives didn’t matter when

Khalea Edwards, features writer

November 20, 2016

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,” ...

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,...

Update from Dr. Williams on Ferguson safety concerns

Update from Dr. Williams on Ferguson safety concerns

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

November 22, 2014

UPDATE NOV. 24 The grand jury in the Michael Brown case has reached a verdict and will release their findings at 8 p.m. tonight, according to ABC News. Dr. Tom Williams, superintendent, said after school activity buses traveling to Riverview Gardens and St. Louis City have been cancelled this aft...

Havener dispels rumors of violence at KHS

Havener dispels rumors of violence at KHS

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

November 12, 2014

Rumors surfaced Wednesday morning that some type of violence may take place at KHS Wednesday, Nov. 12. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, said he was contacted Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning by parents about the potential violence. Havener’s sources said any violence would be related to the...

Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams speaks to safety concerns about expected Ferguson decision

Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams speaks to safety concerns about expected Ferguson decision

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

November 10, 2014

In light of rumors that the grand jury will soon release their findings in the Michael Brown case, Dr. Tom Williams, superintendent, sent out an email to KSD staff Monday about possibly cancelling school the day the decision is released. "I recently met with our local police departments, directors ...

Following Ferguson

Following Ferguson

Katie Woodruff, news writer

September 20, 2014

Aug. 9- 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, MO after some type of physical confrontation according to USA Today, while coming home from a convenience store. Dorian Johnson was identified as the man who accompanied Brown when he was shot. Aug. 10- A candleligh...

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