By Carolyn Cho 9/17/2014 81% of Americans between the ages of 12 and 17 use…
There’s a chance that the Internet won’t be so free and equal anymore, thanks to America’s Internet service providers (ISPs). To most, the Internet is a place where everyone has a free and equal chance to learn, share, shop and, most of all, communicate. Key words being “free and equal.” The term for this is net neutrality and, simply, it means that we have an equal chance to choose what applications and services we use and what we share or create with others.
Starting this school year, students witnessed many schedule changes including a later zero and first period start as well as a new study hall period for student athletes.
DreamWorks is currently producing a movie called “Home” with its first African American protagonist. It’s about a young girl named Tip racing around Earth with an alien for an adventure of a lifetime. This movie will be the first 3-D animated film starring an African American character.
Sean Bell was 23 years old the night he died in 2006. Oscar Grant was 22 years old when he died in 2009. Trayvon Martin was only 17 years old when he died in 2012.
What do all of these men share in common? They were African American; they were accused of a crime; they were unarmed; and they were shot and killed.
This 2014-15 school year, we have one of the biggest staffs ever in the history of The Plaid Press with 24 staff writers and editors. Because of the larger staff, there will be more opportunities for collaboration on stories. This way, we can bring multiple ideas together and create more well-rounded and dynamic stories.