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48 years ago, when Tinker and two other students wore armbands to school in protest of the Vietnam war, the Des Moines school district banned the wearing of the armbands to school. In the ensuing court case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, a landmark decision was made in favor of students’ first amendment rights.
As student journalists, we understand the significance of educating students about their freedoms under the U.S. Constitution. Thus, to support Tinker as she takes a ”bus (or RV) trip across the country to promote youth voices, free speech and a free press,” El Estoque will be pledging $500 to the TInker Tour.
It’s time for finals - but what are kids using to help them study?
A new study has found that while 12% of teenagers have taken stimulant medication intended for those with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder for non-medical purposes, just 1% of parents think that’s the case, regardless of whether that use is for last-minute studying or recreation.
Use of stimulant medication by children without ADHD can lead to acute exhaustion, abnormal heart rhythms, and — if an adolescent becomes addicted and goes into withdrawal — to confusion and psychosis.
Plus, there’s still no scientific consensus on whether medication intended for ADHD actually improves academic performance.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
What do you think: will Yahoo change tumblr, or will it be as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says: “We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently.”