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McManus, FBI, Moms Demand Action, and Columbine survivor speak to students on Gun Violence Awareness Day

McManus, FBI, Moms Demand Action, and Columbine survivor speak to students on Gun Violence Awareness Day

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. While San Antonio’s city government does not appear to have followed the lead of other cities in marking the day, local high school students did. They hosted a symposium on school safety, because it’s something that matters to them. The Students on Safety (S.O.S) symposium brought together 40…

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This is not a drill: SAISD students go to Austin to begin a conversation on gun control

This is not a drill: SAISD students go to Austin to begin a conversation on gun control

Sitting in the Capitol hearing room reserved for their day of meetings, I watched the five students from San Antonio ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy and seven from Travis Early College High School settle in behind the dais. The seal of the State of Texas hovered over them as they swiveled in the cushy chairs…

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As the walkouts begin, Churchill HS student activists organize underground

As the walkouts begin, Churchill HS student activists organize underground

The day before spring break, San Antonio area students began their campus-by-campus displays of solidarity with students around the country as they left class to peacefully protest gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. shooting that left 17 dead. Brandeis High School in Northside ISD made the local news, and Longfellow Middle School…

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

The 2017-18 school year has been the year of the high school student activist. Locally, before the shooting in Parkland, Fla. sparked gun control activity, San Antonio ISD drew protests when it added sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination policy. Students protested President Trump’s repeal of DACA. And then there was the renaming…

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SAISD comes out strong for gun control…not armed teachers

SAISD comes out strong for gun control…not armed teachers

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla. shooting that left 17 dead, student activism has drawn a proverbial line in the sand for many districts. Like the (possibly apocryphal) legend from the battle of the Alamo where sand-line-crossing began, the students offer a choice: join our fight, or don’t. For many adults, this means a…

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