Tag Archives: Police Brutality

Take a Stand by Sitting Down

By Luke L and Addison A

In August of 2016 Colin Kaepernick did something that surprised America. He stood up by sitting down.  A preseason football game, a song, a flag, a bench, and a man who sat down. 

The first time Kaepernick protested (what he is now so infamous for doing), there was an uproar. People in the crowd were calling him a “coward,”  “someone who should be banned,” “not a true American,” but then Kaepernick explained why he knelt: to show more respect to the flag. Continue reading Take a Stand by Sitting Down

Ferguson: A GFS Response

By Chloe Smith-Frank and Jessyca D’Oliveira

When talking about current events (From Emma Watson to school shootings), most Middle Schoolers get their facts jumbled. We get our facts wrong because by the time we hear it, the information has probably been passed between people at least twice. Continue reading Ferguson: A GFS Response