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Youth of Loy Norrix rally in the student-lead protest of June 12th for the Black Lives Matter movement.

White privilege and supremacy in our society is unacceptable and needs to be eradicated

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor February 12, 2021

I am a white citizen. I have never faced the level of discrimination and injustice that is rampant in our so-called “land of the free.” I had been so blinded by the silent approval my skin gave...

People attend one of the countless black lives matter protests that have happened across the country.

Black lives still matter: Refocusing the spotlight

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor December 29, 2020

The election and the pandemic have completely taken everyone’s attention as far as news-related events, but we cannot forget what needs more coverage right now.  The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement...

Local students march for Black Lives Matter on June 12 in downtown Kalamazoo. WMU college students and KPS high school students worked together to organize this peaceful protest.

Activism within Gen Z

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 14, 2020

“I definitely think Gen Z is the loudest right now,” said Gracen Martini-Zeller, a senior at Kalamazoo Central. “Even if they can’t get to demonstrations, they’re doing a really good job of at...

Local students speak to the group of protesters after a downtown Kalamazoo march for Black Lives Matter on June 12.  Local students organized this peaceful protest and shared poems and reflections on the topic.

Riots in the US are diminishing the intentions of the Black Lives Matter movement

Devon Gross, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2020

On May 25th 2020, 46 year old George Floyd died after being pinned down by a police officer for nine minutes. While Floyd’s death sadly isn’t the first to happen in this nature, the spread of the video...

Businesses in Koreatown of Los Angeles ready materials to protect their shops. Protests have turned violent in many places, leading to shop owners taking extra steps to defend their businesses.

Some Koreans feel fearful about the Black Lives Matter protests in the US

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer June 13, 2020

Just over 2 weeks ago, there was a public outcry with the death of George Floyd's under a policeman's knee. George Floyd was African American, and the police officers that led George Floyd to death were...

Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

April 19, 2019

By Aria Darden Gun Control has been an everlasting debate in America since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. The perpetrators were two white male high school seniors. In the time since, there...

Volume 57, Issue 2

Volume 57, Issue 2

January 10, 2017


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2016

In response to: “The accidental racist” Just the title alone is repugnant. “The Accidental Racist: The All Lives Matter Campaign is Racist and Many who Follow it are Unaware.” You know what the...

The Accidental Racist: The All Lives Matter Campaign is Racist and Many Who Follow it are Unaware

The Accidental Racist: The All Lives Matter Campaign is Racist and Many Who Follow it are Unaware

December 9, 2016

GUEST WRITER: Ciera Mcclenton Langston The All Lives Matter campaign was started as a response to the Black Lives Matter campaign. All Lives Matter is a response movement meant to say we shouldn't just...

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders greets Kalamazoo before he starts his speech. He has just walked up to the podium. Photo Credit / Sophia Boismier

Bernie Rallies Supporters at Wings Stadium

sophiaboismier March 18, 2016

On Monday March 6, 2016, the day before the presidential primary election for Michigan, Senator Bernie Sanders stopped by Wings Event Stadium to speak to Kalamazoo. An estimated  32 hundred people showed. With...

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