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It’s Not Black and White: AAVE, code-switching and digital blackface

The hosts of It’s Not Black and White, seniors Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis.
9 hours ago

Transcript: [Funky music comes in.] Bri: I ain’t ever seen two pretty best friends. Zoe: Chile! Anyways, so... Bri: It’s the salty attitude for me. Zoe: Go off sis!  Bri: Periodddddt. Bri:...

It’s Not Black and White: Introduction

The hosts of It’s Not Black and White, seniors Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis.
November 12, 2020

It's Not Black and White · It's Not Black And White Introduction Transcript: [Calming instrumental plays, then quiets but continues to play in the background] My name is Zoe DeYoung. I’ve lived...

Despite a pandemic, students and teachers exercise their right to vote

History teacher Zaven Nalbandian stands outside of a polling place at the St. Louis County Government Center. Nalbandian experienced socially distant lines, mask wearers and a comfortable and tolerant feeling in the air. “I stood in the rain for the chance to once again exercise my right. I was feeling nostalgic as I thought back to that Tuesday in November in 1988 when I walked into the gym at Francis Howell North High School and punched the card,
November 2, 2020

As the 2020 election season comes to a close, students and faculty alike are preparing to vote on Nov. 3. This is seniors’ first time at the ballot, and for teachers, their first time voting during a...

Student activism takes on a new look through COVID-19

Parkway families join together at a Black Lives Matter march June 14.
September 28, 2020

Student activism has been apparent for many years, however now it takes on a new look with restrictions from COVID-19. Students have had to adapt their ways of protesting to ensure safety while still fighting...

Black Lives Matter and how we can create change

Walking down Baxter Road towards Parkway West Middle School, members of the St. Louis community take part in the Parkway Black Lives Matter walk. Participants kneeled at the end of the walk for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd and all those lost to racism and hate. “It was a wake up call. It was really reassuring to see the outcome and how many people came out to support the cause,” sophomore Lauren McLeod said. “I think that it brought attention to a lot of the racial injustice that often gets swept under the rug, and overall, I think it was one of the beginning steps to a long journey of getting racial equity in schools.”
August 17, 2020

As the news and social media booms with awareness and activism towards the Black Lives Matter movement, communities across the country are taking steps to support the ongoing fight against racism.  “I...

Community reflects on police presence in schools

The recent national uprising against police violence has reignited campaigns to remove officers from schools, with organizers saying School Resource officers harm students of color and don’t maintain general student safety.
July 11, 2020

Student and community organizers are calling on schools across the country to cut their ties with police departments. While campaigns to remove armed officers from school campuses have been ongoing for...

The life of a teenage pandemic worker

Preparing to go to her job as a bagger at Schnucks, Davis puts on her face mask and gloves. While most students are staying home, Davis goes out each day as an essential worker.
April 20, 2020

I step outside of my house with my mask on, ready to go. Ready to go to the same place I’ve been going since quarantine started: Schnucks. It was a job that I applied for before this all started. I had...

Photography students stay connected through an Instagram account

Photo II student Bri Davis uses this photo to answer 'how has quarantine affected her?' This is one of three pictures she took that got posted on the account for the assignment.
April 14, 2020

A red shoe bag lined the whiteboard in the Photography classroom for students to place their phones in during the hour. However, during times of quarantine, the device that was prohibited in the classroom...

Why do we still need Black History Month?

March 3, 2020

Black History Month is celebrated every February as an homage to the contributions of African Americans who have shaped American history. This celebration was started in 1915 by historian Carter G. Woodson...

Reform education for equity now

We must incorporate more Black history into our schools.
February 29, 2020

African-American history is American history. There is no doubt that our curriculum, and even the way we interpret the past, does not reflect that truth or even a mere semblance of it. The teaching of...

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