Hickman students lodge protest against Myanmar

Thursday, October 4, 2007 | 6:57 p.m. CDT; updated 9:48 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

COLUMBIA — A typical lunch hour in a high school cafeteria might be spent hashing over the day’s gossip or speculating about who will win the next football game, but eight Hickman High School students have spent their lunch hours this week collecting signatures petitioning against the Myanmar government’s suppression of peaceful demonstration by thousands of Buddhist monks.