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- Vol. 36 Issue 6, Mar 15 2018

From the Editors

It snowed this week in Providence. A thick white snow that blustered through the Tuesday wind. On Wickenden Street a car spun out on the ice, ran onto the sidewalk, nearly hit a tree. A police car paused and drove on.

On Wednesday snow became ice. Students walked out of their classrooms around the country to stand in support with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In Providence, students from the Providence Student Union organized a rally at the Rhode Island State House. A now familiar chant: Enough is enough.

Many of us have felt enough is enough for a long time. I remember where I sat when I learned of the Sandy Hook massacre. When will the laws begin to change? Gov. Rick Scott of Florida raised the age to buy firearms from 18 to 21 years of age. Students from Parkland like Emma González and Allyson Adak are organizing students to march, to meet with legislators, to demand change. Might this be the moment?

By week’s end the snow will be gone. Enough is enough.


– JT

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Current Issue

- Vol. 36 Issue 6, Mar 15 2018

Walking Out

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by Jane Argodale

On February 22, 35,000 teachers in all 55 West Virginia counties walked out on their jobs, shutting down public schools statewide …

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by Olivia Kan-Sperling

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by Mitchell Johnson

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by Kion You

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by Sara Van Horn

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