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Students have an ‘obligation to join the political process’

Students have an ‘obligation to join the political process’

By Janette Aqyirre

March 5, 2015

On Monday morning, Congressman Andre Carson sat down for a question and answer session with students in the Ben Davis theatre. The Q&A, led by Wayne Township superintendent Dr. Jeff Butts, gave students an opportunity to voice their opinions on state issues. Students were able to use the #RockTheWayneVote...

District bonding time

District bonding time

By Alyssa Foster and Ashley Novo-Gradac

March 2, 2015

Bond (n): A debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a fixed interest rate. Quickly approaching the USD 458 district is Election Day on April 7. Voters will be allowed to vote on a new bond in ...

School board terminates superintendent’s contract

School board terminates superintendent’s contract

By Isabel Hanewicz, Robinson High School

January 27, 2015

A sea of supporters was not enough to deter Hillsborough County School Board from voting 4-3 in favor of terminating superintendent MaryEllen Elia's contract. Board members Susan Valdes, Sally Harris, Cindy Stuart and April Griffin voted for the motion, with Melissa Snively, Doretha Edgecomb and Carol...

Working at polls opens student’s eyes to diversity of voters

Working at polls opens student’s eyes to diversity of voters

By Emma Pinsky, Kirby School, Santa Cruz, Calif.

December 2, 2014

It’s six in the morning, the fluorescent lights are buzzing incessantly, and there’s a plastic American flag duct taped to the wall. This is democracy. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters across the nation swarmed to their geographically assigned precincts to cast their lots in various senatorial, gubernatorial,...