Opinion

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Safety, Not Encouragement

column by Ava Huelskamp | art by Cassandra Mueller Pregnant. The result of the ClearBlue pregnancy test belonging to the 750,000 teenage girls every year wh...
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The True Duty

column by Emily Hormann | art by Cassandra Mueller “My family denied, and still denies, my identity.” The bustling conversations taking place around the roo...
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Radio Recession

column by Jake Ratliff | art by Alexandra Fernholz I began driving at the end of my sophomore year of high school. The sound of my little car starting up was m...
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Justice For Martin

column by Anna Biddle | art by Alexandra Fernholz Alexis Martin was desperate. At only 15 years old she was stranded in a horrendous situation. On Nov. 7, 2013...
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We Are The Levy Kids

column by Alexandra Fernholz | photography by Anna Mullins I first moved into the Lakota district in March of 2011, just five months after the November 2010 le...
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Easy A

column by Regan Denham | art by Alexandra Fernholz There’s pressure to stand out, pressure to be unique in a system designed to make students bland and similar...
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Barricading the Negativity

column by Emily Sanden | art by Alexandra Fernholz On the first day of school, I noticed new devices installed next to every door. Some of my teachers explaine...
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My Letter to an Addict

story by Gracie Estep | art by McKenna Lewis This is a personal open letter from the writer addressing her aunt. The white tile and flashing police lights mix...
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One Vote Can Change America

story by Rachel Anderson | photography fair use This essay was submitted to the Voice of Democracy Patriotic audio essay competition under the "Why My Vote Mat...
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Call of Civic Duty

Column by Amy Bohorfoush | Art by McKenna Lewis After patiently waiting 18 interminable years, I took my first turn at the voting booth. I watched as all the r...
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