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April 20 walkout marks 19 year anniversary of Columbine

Alternative Copy Story and photos by Kaitlin Kirby

Ike Gunderson, Online Editor

April 11, 2018

After another mass school shooting occurred on Feb. 14, teens decided they had enough. Following the tragedy which claimed 17 lives, many students from around the country sprung into action. They began planning nationwide school walkouts to honor the victims of all school shootings, as well as lobby for...

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.

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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 ...

Navy Yard shooting raises tensions between pro-Second Amendment and anti-gun advocates

Ross Stickler

October 22, 2013

The Navy Yard shooting was a horrific incident that has many people wanting stricter gun laws.  Liberals want to go as extreme as banning firearms all together, while pro Second Amendment advocate following Americans want to keep laws surrounding firearms the same. Experts are saying that mass shootin...

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