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Student activists: more powerful, more necessary than ever

Alternate Copy Story by Wyatt Wasko

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2018

The Parkland massacre was easily one of the worst tragedies to occur in recent years and one of the most devastating terrorist attacks to happen on U.S. soil. Students who have been able to stand up to protest these completely preventable deaths represent a larger movement of political involvement on...

Remembering Parkland victims with walkout, demanding safety

Seniors Maggie Jones, Chelsea Lai and Hannah Gilsdorf light 17 candles for the 17 Parkland victims during the March 14 walkout.

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

One student stood halfway up a half-frozen snow bank with three peers, megaphone in hand, while three others crouched on the cement below, using blue and red lighters to light white tea lights in glass votives. “Alyssa Alhadeff, 14,” senior Erica Lemcke began. “Scott Beigel, 35,” she continued...

Know your rights: guide to exercising First Amendment

The organizers estimate that hundreds of students participated in this walk out. Students exited the building at 10 and made their way to the PAC where the remembrance was being held. “We may not be able to vote now, but we will be able to vote in one, two years, and our votes will matter, and our votes will change who is in Congress and they will hopefully make an impact on what they decide to do for legislation,” senior and organizer Hannah Gilsdorf says.

Hunter Hippel

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2018

In the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida there have been a wide variety of responses to the tragedy. Some have been through thoughts and prayers, some have been through social media, but the biggest by far has been the steady stream of marches and walkouts in schools ...

Youth for Sustainable Solutions created to help environment

Alexander Pavlicin, senior and co-president speaks to club members about upcoming Earth Day events.

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

March 24, 2017

The environment has been a topic in political debates for decades, but the newly created Youth for Sustainable Solutions club has made their mission a nonpolitical priority. Youth for Sustainable Solutions was created to help the environment and educate the community on sustainability. "Our ...

Student step up voice opinion, inspire change

Junior Bakange Ajak smiles while marching at the Women’s March in St. Paul on Jan. 21.

Hailey Buelow, Social Media Reporter

February 17, 2017

With the many changes happening in the social and political world of America, students are doing their part to be as involved as possible. Student activism in the school has taken a huge leap due to the young population of the country being eager to step up and voice their opinions to make a change...

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