At the Los Angeles Times, we try to do our part to raise the next generation of storytellers. Our High School Insider program offers young journalists a helping hand, with classroom resources, special conferences, paid internships and a chance to get their work published on our website.
Some of our HS Insider reporters were on the job March 14, when students all over the nation organized walkouts and other activities to honor the 17 people killed a month earlier at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and to push for stricter gun control to try to prevent future mass shootings. You can read their accounts here.
At 10:17 a.m., the students returned to class, but not without a profound new realization of the role their generation will play in changing the world for the better.
Sarah Wang, junior, Arcadia High School
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A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene and the shooter was fatally wounded in the encounter, a sheriff said.
University of California President Janet Napolitano said Monday that the public university system should open its doors more widely by guaranteeing admission to all qualified state community college students.
UCLA graduate student Kristen Glasgow says she first met Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor, in 2008. They had coffee together and then, she alleged, he walked her to her car, pushed her against it and forced his tongue into her mouth.
University of California regents voted Thursday to increase tuition for nonresident students, as they struggle to raise more revenue amid surging enrollment and what they say is inadequate state funding.
They approved the increase by a 12-3 vote but also agreed to rescind the increase if they could lobby the Legislature for more money. They also unanimously voted to seek authorization from the state to offer financial aid to needy nonresident students, a benefit eliminated in 2016.