The Kirkwood Call

Looking back on Ferguson

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)

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,” ...

Brown awarded Missouri PLTW Teacher of the Year

Mike Brown demonstrates how to use a planer in the woodshop for James Strevey, sophomore, and Henri Friedeck, junior. “He’s a good teacher who is really interactive,” Friedeck said.

Ben Cohen, web staff

February 3, 2015

Mike Brown, engineering teacher, won the 2014-15 Missouri Outstanding Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Teacher of the Year award on Sunday, Feb. 1 from PLTW Missouri. PLTW, a national engineering curriculum program, will present Brown with the award in Columbia, Mo. Feb. 12. at a formal presentation. Brown...

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 ...

Racism: the subtle things

Racism: the subtle things

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

September 19, 2014

In high school one of my mom’s close friends, John*, was black. One day when she pulled into John’s driveway, she found herself being harassed by a police officer. He questioned her on why she was at a black family’s home, how she was “associated” with them and what was in her bag. The officer...

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