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Precinct Caucuses empowering

Gabe Kaplan

Gabriel Kaplan

March 10, 2020

Amid the buzz of the upcoming Super Tuesday and debates over Coronavirus and democratic socialism, I found refuge in my neighborhood’s Precinct Caucuses.  My neighbors and I gathered Feb. 25 at Minneapolis’s Anwatin Middle School and worked together to participate in the local political proce...

Fundraiser gives opportunity to improve lives in Kenya

Freshman Brandon Brito and Hassan Fofana participate in civics class final project. Freshman civics classes worked to raise money to help build a well with clean water at a school in Kenya.

Kate Schneider

June 11, 2019

Sophomore Nadia Mburu said as a Kenyan, she feels clean water is necessary for a child’s education, and wants to do anything she can to help. “Having clean water is important. We want to limit the number of dangerous and timely trips children have to endure to get clean water,” Mburu said. “Al...

Civics students create solutions for community issues

Freshmen Tommy Tight, Adam Gips and Andre Barajas pose with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. Freshman civics students were selected to present their Project Citizen poster boards at the state capitol May 15.

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

May 22, 2019

After presenting a poster board at the state capitol concerning equally funding high school sports, freshman Georgia Charpentier said she thought giving the presentation was exciting and personally beneficial. “It was really good to be able to present in front of people who we don’t know and ...

Civics/Economics class studies scarcity

Freshmen Iqra Abdi and Courtney Hanson carry five-gallon buckets of water around the track as part of a scarcity simulation in their Civics/Economics class May 22.

Marta Hill and Sam St. Clair

May 29, 2018

After walking around the track with a five gallon bucket of water, freshman Courtney Hanson said how she felt people don’t realize how lucky they are to have access to fresh water. “We take water for granted and we use so much, but it is definitely a limited resource,” Hanson said. “We think i...

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