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Administration cites school policy in punishing protesters

Administration cites school policy in punishing protesters

By Linnaea Kavulich, Scappoose High School

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Student Protests

Students who participated in Wednesday’s walkout are set to attend Saturday school in the coming weeks, as per school policy regarding unexcused absences. SHS policy states that students will receive an unexcused absence when they miss class for more than 10 minutes. The typical consequence for...

Student journalists from Parkland high school tell CSPA how they covered shooting that killed 17

Student journalists from Parkland high school tell CSPA how they covered shooting that killed 17

By Hannah Jannol, Shalhevet High School

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Student Protests

In the wake of the shooting that killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month, the school’s student journalists found themselves breaching the norms of journalism to cover the event. Ten of them spoke at the annual conference of the Columbia Scholastic...

When students speak up

When students speak up

By Adhiti Chundur, Sycamore High School

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Protests

Activism, a result of students’ unwillingness to sit at the sidelines, is a way for them to become active agents of their own future. Now there has been a new wave of student protests in regard to gun violence. “I think it is important for students to get involved in causes they believe in because...

Senior Sophie Herrmann advocates for Students Demand Action program

Senior Sophie Herrmann advocates for Students Demand Action program

By Lorenzo Cerda, Benilde-St. Margaret's High School

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Protests

In wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, high school students around the country have spoken out over epidemic of mass shootings in American high schools. At BSM, senior Sophie Herrmann has gotten involved in the conversation and has taken initiative in the...

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

By Maya Wernick, The Archer School for Girls

April 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Protests

To me, sitting in rows of strategically placed white folding chairs in the middle of our courtyard listening to a speaker is not a protest, nor a walk out. The assembly was planned by a group of Archer upper schoolers as a way to "shed light onto some incredible student voices and exercise our right to stand up f...

Students Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

Students Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

By Juliet Borgschulte, Francis Howell North High School

April 12, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Student Protests, Video

On March 14, students across the country walked out of their classrooms and demanded stronger gun-control for a safer school environment. The walkout lasted 17 minutes that served as a tribute to the 17 students and staff that lost their lives at Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago. 30% of the...

Walk the walk and talk the talk

Walk the walk and talk the talk

By Samantha Martin, Carlisle High School

April 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Protests

Harsh wind, below-freezing temperatures, and snow did not stop Carlisle High School students from walking out of school in support of gun control on March 14. The walkout, held exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was attended by over...

“Students’ lives matter”

“Students’ lives matter”

By Jessica Buxbaum and Camerynn Hawke, Walt Whitman High School

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, Student Protests

Students around the country participated in demonstrations March 14 to support gun reform and honor the Florida students killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb. 14. Whitman students organized two demonstrations: one walkout for students on school grounds and one for those...

Podcast: Students walk out in nationwide gun violence protest

Podcast: Students walk out in nationwide gun violence protest

By Talisman Staff, Ballard High School

April 10, 2018


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, News, Student Protests

Joining thousands of schools nationwide, Ballard students walked out of their second periods on Wednesday in a protest for gun control legislation that included speeches from students as well as two state legislators and Governor Jay Inslee. The walkout was part of a national response to the recent shooting...