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The emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement has become stronger than ever and will continue to grow.

Bri Davis, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

Moving further into 2020, the death of George Floyd caused by police officers has awakened the Black Lives Matter movement. For the past two weeks, protests have been spreading all over the world, from the United States all the way to Europe. The attached video shows how people all over the world are...

Students stand up against school board candidate Jeanie Ames

Rallying across the street from the Parkway School Board Candidate Forum at the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Parkway students, parents and alumni share signs that address white supremacy on the Board of Education. Students also protested and talked to voters at polling sites April 3 to help spread their message. “At about eight different locations, [students] protested basically all day, holding up signs, talking to voters and making sure that they knew to make an informed decision,” senior Cheryl Ma said.

Sabrina Bohn and Carly Anderson

April 3, 2018

Students across Parkway have formed the group “Not on Our School Board” to protest school board candidate Jeanie Ames’ campaign for a position on Parkway’s Board of Education after controversy surrounding Ames’ Twitter account. “The people on this board are representing us, our beliefs and our values,” freshman Ella Seigel said. “They have a lot of influence, and I don’t want so...

Leaving the building and looking ahead

Students stand along Clayton road as a part of the nationwide walkout on March 14. Teachers threatened students walking out of the school with detention, but 14 students went anyway instead of attending the protest in the gym. “It felt good, to stand out there in solidarity with other students across the nation,” junior Harper Stewart said. “We linked arms, and as cars passed by they honked at us and drivers encouraged us. It was an incredibly powerful experience.”

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

Over 200 students walked out of their classes and went to the gym to rally together with students across the nation on March 14. However, 14 students walked out the doors and to the front marquee despite warnings of discipline from the administration. “I was walking out with some of the other ...

BREAKING NEWS: St. Louis prepares for largest social justice demonstrations since Ferguson

BREAKING NEWS: St. Louis prepares for largest social justice demonstrations since Ferguson

Carly Anderson, Managing EiC Intern

September 15, 2017

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Junior Vicky Marshall raises autism awareness through rally for brother

Surrounded by other supporters, junior Vicky Marshall holds a sign showing support for her brother.

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Students gathered at the middle school in support of Mark Marshall, a 12-year-old boy who has been a victim of bullying due to his autism. School has been anything but fun for Marshall for the past few months. Students bullied him at the isolation of the bus stop, and made fun of him while playin...

Senior Meamuna Paracha’s video goes viral

Michele Mordica, an art teacher at Parkway Central Middle, and her husband stand in solidarity with the local Muslim community at the Daar-Ui-Islam Masjid.

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2017

“My name is Meamuna Paracha and we are going live from Daar-Ul-Islam Masjid in St. Louis, MO,” Paracha said in a live video she posted to IlmFeed, which has then since gathered over half a million views. Paracha, a senior at West, was at the library at the Islamic Center when her imam told her a...

A moment of silence for silent protests

Freshman Sydney Kinzy holds out a hand, with her ring finger painted pink in protest.

Hannah Hoffmann, News Editor

January 23, 2015

Sitting down during the pledge of allegiance. Pink fingernails. Students not uttering a single word for all six hours of the school day. Anything in common here? If you said no, you are far from alone in that thought: many students and teachers have never noticed the “silent” protesting done in classrooms. So...

Peaceful walkout allows students to embrace equality

Peaceful walkout allows students to embrace equality

Debra Klevens, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Students walked out of classes at 10:45 a.m. in hopes of starting a conversation leading to social equality.

Protest walk out for social equality

During Lauren Bernstein's Spanish III class, sophomores Grant Cline,  Alyssa Jackson and Victoria Marston participate in a silent written debate about the Michael Brown case.

Allie Collins, People of West Editor

December 4, 2014

Sophomore Alyssa Jackson plans a school wide walk out protest for social inequality.

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