LCHS Swept Up in National Walkout

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Senior Ethan Crane tells his peers that they’re there together “to honor the 17 lives lost during the Parkland shooting and to honor all victims of gun violence — not with thoughts and prayers, but with action!”

Sara Kahn was moved by the sight of so many students spilling out of classrooms and into the La Cañada High School quad at 10 a.m. Wednesday. They arrived in bunches, some toting signs, the majority of them wearing orange, the color a symbol of what hunters wear to protect themselves from being shot at by other hunters. Continue reading “LCHS Swept Up in National Walkout”

LCHS Students Send Heartfelt Letters to Florida School Survivors

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Freshman Maggie MacKenzie collected about 90 letters of support for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from her peers at LCHS.

Students were silent for a few moments Friday during Jeff Brookey’s third-period Concert Choir class, focused on the task of writing notes of encouragement to students they’d never met but wholeheartedly support at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen people were killed during a mass shooting there on Feb. 14. Continue reading “LCHS Students Send Heartfelt Letters to Florida School Survivors”

LCHS Students Plan Walkout to Honor Florida Victims

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Members of the La Cañada High School club Activism USA, whose members are supporting a walkout on Wednesday, March 14, and the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, include (front row, from left) Gaby Lichuki, Olivia Garland, Faith Florez, Haley Flynn and Nicole Son. Back: Cole Schute, Jonah Bernstein, Adam Goodman, Jack Weirick, Noah Jongeling, Courtney Culver and Bella Gardina.

The adults in the room at Tuesday’s La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board meeting still were deliberating about how best to handle a student walkout planned on March 14, but students on campus at La Cañada High School already had plans in motion. Continue reading “LCHS Students Plan Walkout to Honor Florida Victims”