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Teachers Not Happy with Latest Pension Reform Bill

Teachers Not Happy with Latest Pension Reform Bill

Abigail Wheatley and Remy Milburn, Paul Laurence Dunbar

February 22, 2018


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In the midst of a pension crisis, teachers in Kentucky have been fighting for their “inviolable contract” for nearly a year. A group of Dunbar teachers and students went to Frankfort on Feb. 13 to meet with legislators to discuss pension reform. “It was a great experience,” said junior Abby...

Charged Women’s March rallies in downtown Iowa City

Charged Women’s March rallies in downtown Iowa City

Anjali Huynh, Iowa City West High School

February 14, 2018


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“Show me what the future looks like. Show me what America looks like,” a woman calls. Others answer, “This is what the future looks like. This is what America looks like.” This call-and-response formatted chant is just one example of how protestors in Iowa City showed their colors on Saturday,...

Cultural proficiency team takes new approach to MLK day celebrations

Cultural proficiency team takes new approach to MLK day celebrations

Sophie Stephens and Natalie Dunlap, Iowa City West High School

February 8, 2018


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Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. led the equality movement in the South and made history for his work with minority group rights. But in recent years, students have expressed that they feel underrepresented, unnoticed or unwanted in school because of their race, gender identity, sexual preferences...

School May Have to Provide Graduation Gowns to All Seniors for Free

School May Have to Provide Graduation Gowns to All Seniors for Free

Kaylie Chen, Adolfo Camarillo High School

February 6, 2018


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The Amended Fiscal Management Advisory 17-01, published July 28, 2017 on the California Department of Education’s website, is a document describing permissible and impermissible student fees for school districts within California. The document states that, “A school district cannot require students...

Night school provides alternative learning environment

Night school provides alternative learning environment

Noah Siderhurst, Harrisonburg High School

February 6, 2018


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It’s 2:35 p.m. and students stream out of the building, some headed home, others to after school activities. But for junior D’Andre Moats and 32 others who attend night school, the day is just about to start. “I have a job and stuff, so I can go to work and then come in here and put in three...

Discussions surface as inclement weather increases

Discussions surface as inclement weather increases

Kailin Zhang and Marta Mieze, Marquette High School

February 5, 2018


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It’s 6:51 a.m. The day is Jan. 4. The temperature is 3℉. A few students are standing on the sidewalk. One of these students is Dakota Sherman, sophomore, who rides the bus to school. Sherman said a little ice should not be the reason for a snow day, and he supports the district’s decisions...

AP Geography classes use mapping software to supply aid

AP Geography classes use mapping software to supply aid

Raidy Zanjeel, Akins High School

February 2, 2018


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When students enrolled in AP Geography this year, they had no idea that they would be helping with the recovery effort in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated much of the Caribbean Islands. Geography teacher Maribel Velez Ramos has personal ties to Puerto Rico, where she was born and where...

Coming to fruition, or not?

Coming to fruition, or not?

Savannah Dupper, Cathedral Catholic High School

February 1, 2018


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For many Cathedral Catholic High School students, the new year signifies a fresh start, and when January rolls around, so do traditional New Year’s resolutions. However, most resolutions find their way to the scrap heap before the February frost melts. “There’s so many distractions to get...