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Gun Control is the Best way to Prevent School Shootings

Gun Control is the Best way to Prevent School Shootings

Tristen Buchino

March 27, 2018

Imagine waking up in the morning and finding yourself stressing about whether there will be a shooting at your school that day, rather than whether you will get a good grade on your English paper. Now imagine the worst possible scenario: being inside school and hearing the sounds of blood curdling scr...

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Henry Snapp

February 24, 2018

“We want to end gun violence in schools, to show that students have a voice, have opinion and want to be heard. We’re angry. We’re done accepting thoughts and condolences and we want something to change,” Emma Hilgarth-Griff shouted from atop a rock as she read her speech to the crowd of st...

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests End in Victory

This map shows the old and new routes for the pipeline. It was rerouted due to concerns with the drinking water in the majority-white city Bismarck. Photo Credit / Hannah Pittman

Hannah Pittman

December 20, 2016

One thousand one hundred and seventy two miles of underground pipeline are planned to span across the midwest with the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is under construction by Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners. Starting in the northwest region of Nor...

NFL Player Takes a Knee for the Injustice in America

NFL Player Takes a Knee for the Injustice in America

Abby Farrer

November 7, 2016

People protest in different ways, from on the streets to social media. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the 49ers, has been kneeling while the national anthem plays before each of his games. Kaepernick began doing this during the National Football League’s (NFL) preseason. Although the NFL doesn...

Loy Norrix Protests State School Conditions and Standardized Tests

Loy Norrix Protests State School Conditions and Standardized Tests

Grace Marshall

October 27, 2016

Bleary eyed high schoolers trudge through a crowd gathered in front of the main entrance to Loy Norrix. As the dark sky lightened, the air was filled with chanting. One voice calling out, “More time learning!” Each time the crowd replying, “Less time testing!” On October 6, 2016 at 6:55 p.m., a cr...

Journey Into Activism

Students and teachers standing in line welcoming students as they arrive to school. They chant together,

Christian Baker

March 9, 2016

From the Spring Valley High assault to the incidents in Ferguson, to the killing of Temetrion Hegler, there are societal flaws everywhere. Some people may want to get involved in politics with an activist point of view, but don't know how to start. Former Loy Norrix student Kaitlin Martin gives us some t...

Kalamazoo Man Goes on Hunger Strike Over Kalamazoo Public Schools Textbooks

Kalamazoo Man Goes on Hunger Strike Over Kalamazoo Public Schools Textbooks

carstenstrand

February 12, 2015

  Kris Mbah is a 31 year old resident of Kalamazoo who went on a 9 day hunger strike because he believes KPS students do not have the resources, more specifically textbooks, to succeed. Mbah has been very vocal about his concerns, and has been to plenty of school board meetings to try to persuade the B...

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