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Students refuse to say Pledge of Allegiance due to Ferguson events

Students refuse to say Pledge of Allegiance due to Ferguson events

By Aparna Verma, Catonsville HS, Catonsville, Md.

December 8, 2014

“The Pledge of Allegiance says ‘liberty and justice for all,’ but that doesn’t exist in the America I live in. The proof is the jury failing to indict Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.” Senior Alex Armbruster made it clear that the morning announcements crew would not say the pledge the...

Thousands turn out in Minneapolis to protest NFL team name

Thousands turn out in Minneapolis to protest NFL team name

November 18, 2014

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is home to more than 35,000 members of American Indian tribes — among the largest population in U.S. cities. Given the region's history with Native Americans, there have been numerous controversies about team names throughout the years. The push to chan...

Anger over sit-in won’t solve anything

Anger over sit-in won’t solve anything

By Jamie Zega, Lake Central HS, St. John, Ind.

April 11, 2014

It took less than 24 hours for coverage of Wednesday’s sit-in to make its way to the Post-Tribune and Sun-Times media, Northwest Indiana Times, Twitter, Reddit, LiveLeak and YouTube. It took less than 24 seconds for students to form opinions of the administration, who only did what they were supposed...

Light rail tracks might roll through Minn. high school’s football field

Light rail tracks might roll through Minn. high school’s football field

By Maddy Bremner and Ari Weinstein

September 18, 2013

Standing in a crowd of fellow activists at an Aug. 10 rally, Safety in the Park supporter Jeff Roy hoped to show the negative effects of a freight reroute near the high school. Safety in the Park is a group that opposes proposed reroutes through residential areas in St. Louis Park. According ...