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    What is a grand jury and its function?

    juror summons

    You have undoubtedly heard about the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York. Both men were unarmed and both deaths were investigated and presented to a grand jury for possible charges against the police officers involved. In both …


    Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

    Candlelight Vigil

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 marks the second anniversary of the Newtown disaster in Connecticut. You may recall that a lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School and proceeded to shoot and kill six adults and 20 six and seven year old …


    Sharp 4th-grader uncovers pencil gaffe

    anti-drug message on pencils

    When ten-year-old Kodi Mosier sharpened his pencil at school, he noticed the anti-drug message printed on it changed considerably. It went from “Too Cool to Do Drugs” to “Cool to Do Drugs.” Further sharpening led to “Do Drugs.” This was not the intent of the …


    Should a civics test be required to graduate from high school?

    American flag

    How many U.S. Senators are there? What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? Name one branch of government. These are some of the 100 questions on a civics exam required of every applicant for U.S. citizenship. No such test is given …


    Yearbook photos may include weapons

    senior portait with gun

    In view of school shootings and gun violence across the country, this is a twist on the usual high school graduation photo. The school board of Broken Bow Public Schools in Nebraska voted unanimously in October, 2014 to allow seniors to pose for their senior …


    Caitlin’s post-its address bullying

    Positive Post-It Day

    Early in the school year of 2014-2015, Caitlin Prater-Haacke of Alberta, Canada, was bullied by an unknown classmate. He or she broke into the sixteen-year-old’s locker at school and left a hateful message on her i-Pad and posted it to Facebook. Caitlin decided to do …


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