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Empowered Youth Hosts Day of Silence

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief | April 19, 2019

Student organization Empowered Youth hosted a school-wide Day of Silence yesterday. The awareness project was inspired by GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Day of Silence, a “national youth movement highlighting the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ people at school,” according to Empowered Youth pamphlets. The goal of the event was to “break the silence” and make...

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Journalism Students Attend Convention

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief | April 19, 2019

Journalism students attend an overnight field trip to participate in the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) convention in Orlando last week. The journalism organization, primarily made up of yearbook students, were accepted for a SAC (Student Advisory Committee) grant that allowed nine of them to attend. The convention gave students the opportunity to participate in competitions, learning...

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