Articles About student protest

  • Hundreds protest police shooting at Walmart

    Several hundred people, including many villagers such as Jeanna Breza, at left, attended a protest at Walmart this afternoon to protest the August police shooting of John Crawford at the store. Two people were arrested, including Sandy King of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Several hundred people, including a large percentage from Yellow Springs, descended on the Beavercreek Walmart at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

  • Antioch College student organizes vigil for slain Mexican students

    Odette Chavez-Mayo, in foreground, organized a candlelight vigil after she found out about the murders of 43 Mexican students who were headed for a protest. She points out the similarity between police brutality in Mexico and the shooting of an unarmed African-American youth in Ferguson, and notes the need to "stick together." (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Last Friday, Dec. 3, several Antioch College students, faculty and townspeople participated in a candlelight vigil in a display of solidarity with Mexico for the disappearance and subsequent murder of 43 students.

  • Carrying on college Antioch College activist legacy

    This past summer, Antioch College Trustee David Goodman and Antioch history professor Kevin McGruder organized a commemorative trip to Mississippi on the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the student-led civil rights summer of 1964. Goodman’s brother, Andrew, was one of the three activists killed outside of Philadelphia for supporting equality for African Americans. Accompanying them were several Antioch staff members and seven students, including, from left, Residence Life Manager Nicholas Daily, Eric Rhodes, Kijin Higashibaba, IdaLease Cummings, Louise Lybrook, Ciana Ayenu, Rebecca Smith, arts faculty member Raewyn Martin, Lauren Gjessing, Kevin McGruder, Professor of History. (Submitted photo)

    This year, seven current Antioch students participated in the Antioch activist tradition by traveling to Mississippi during their most recent break to attend a conference on the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

  • From conflict to community at college

    Five Antioch students were allowed to continue taking summer classes three days into the session after an agreement was worked out last Thursday between students and administrators over overdue room and board fees.

  • A public reading of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

    A public reading of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring will be held Saturday, June 22, 8 a.m.–noon at the Farmers Market.

  • Students oppose teacher’s imposed leave

    Yellow Springs High School students walked out of class last Wednesday, Feb. 8, in protest of the removal of their chemistry teacher from school. District Superintendent Mario Basora came to the school to field questions from students. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    About 80 Yellow Springs High School students walked out of school last week in protest of the school administration’s decision to place a high school teacher on administrative leave.