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How to Walk Out

Sha'diya 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.

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 ...

Student opinions on the gun violence walkout at KHS

Lauren Hammett and Marissa Young, seniors, hold up signs to speak against gun violence.

Maddie Hawes, web editor

March 16, 2018

TKC talked to KHS students about their opinion on the gun violence walkout March 14 in accordance with the national walkout planned by Women's March Youth Empower. According toWomen's March Youth Empower the walkout called students, teachers and allies to take part in a national school walkout for 17...

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Courtney Terry, freshman, raises her fists as she walks down to the bleachers.

Malayna Vines, photographer

March 14, 2018

KHS students participated in a student-led walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. According to @studentsdemandaction_khs students are standing up to the inactivity of our government combatting gun violence. Students walked from the senior hallway down to the stadium bleachers. Makenna Chappel, sophomore, said...

Kirkwood, can you hear us now?

Kirkwood, can you hear us now?

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writter

January 26, 2018

Dear Kirkwood,   What will it take for black children to be heard? You know the black students who sit quietly in history class because the only time they learn about people that look like them is during the lesson on slavery. Or the black students who don’t have a single teacher who l...

VoK: KHS student-led walkout

VoK: KHS student-led walkout

Hannah Cohen, Fitz Cain, and Richard Pfeifer

September 18, 2017

More than 110 KHS students, under threat of an unexcused absence, walked from the Senior Hall down to the Lyons Memorial Stadium in unity at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. Though they varied in appearance, they were all inspired by the memory of the victims of racial violence both nationally and in their c...

An unexcused walkout

Sha'diya 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.

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

September 18, 2017

News of a student-led walkout appeared in KHS students’ Instagram and Snapchat feeds late Friday night. The proposed walkout is in protest of the Jason Stockley acquittal, Friday, Sept. 15. Aysha McHaynes, a leader of the walk out, has been involved with social justice issues in Kirkwood before with the Ferguson walkout of 2014. Now she is co-pl...

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