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  • Freedom of Hate

    Torches burned the sky as white nationalist protests echoed throughout the University of Virginia, shouting “Jews will not replace us; white lives matter; blood and soil.” All the while, though, the Ku Klux Klan’s (KKK), a white supremacist hate organization, right to protest has remained constitutionally protected.           Typically a peaceful college town, the city…

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  • Understanding Charlottesville

    #Violence in Virginia awakens national fears Outraged by the local government’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, white nationalists and the Unite the Right groups held a torch-bearing rally and march in #Charlottesville, VA, carrying guns and shouting Nazi slogans on Aug. 11-12. By Saturday morning, counter-protesters were marching as…

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  • The Final Cut

    With responsibilities ranging from final class assessments to last-minute prom preparations, the end of the year is defined for many by a culmination of concluding events and a great deal of stress. With recent changes, however, a new district policy might help lighten the load.   Starting this May, all AP classes will have optional…

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  • The Final Cut: AP Test Policy Change

    With responsibilities ranging from final class assessments to last-minute prom preparations, the end of the year is defined for many by a culmination of concluding events and great deal of stress. With recent changes, however, a new district policy might help lighten the load.   Starting this May, all AP classes will have optional finals….

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  • Remembering a Warrior

    Maine West social worker Scott Christopher Lloyd, husband to Jane and father of Ethan and Alexandra Lloyd, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 18 2016 while on a trip in Wisconsin. He was born on March 4, 1962, in Blue Island, IL. With experience as a science teacher and dean, Mr. Lloyd is remembered most by…

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