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Bellarmine students fight local food insecurity, donating uneaten cafeteria food to people in need.

Tonya Summerlin and her crew strode briskly through the University Dining Hall’s double doors and out into the fading daylight, a tray of red potatoes in hand. After carefully packing the goods in her car, they were off to the next location. Pairing the potatoes with a main course could …

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Louisville youth are utilizing social media to develop and promote positive self image.

  Belle Phothirath clutched her stomach as she walked steadily towards Carroll High School. The scene was innocent at first glance, giddy students buzzing with ‘first-day-of-school’ excitement, but a nightmare to 14-year-old Phothirath. Phothirath’s high school consisted of teens sporting all different looks, from spiffy, to sparkly, to spunky or …

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Body image insecurities are all too common among teens, regardless of gender

One wall of the cozy yearbook staff room was covered by a line of computers; old spreads were strewn around the room – on chairs, on overstuffed couches, and plastered to the walls. A yearbook meeting for critiques of staff members’ spreads was taking place, and duPont Manual High School …

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Louisville youth are speaking out for what they believe in, tackling everything from political candidates to police brutality.

March 1, 2016. 5:00 p.m. The police stood at attention, their hands clasped tightly behind their backs, their feet planted firmly on the concrete. They stood silently, watching. Behind them, Trump supporters yelled without restraint and hoisted signs in the air. “Build that wall! Build that wall!”

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The JCPS student assignment plan attempts to reduce enduring de facto segregation in Louisville

The low, methodical thump of R&B music pulsed through 17-year-old Ke Ke White’s headphones as she walked south down the sidewalk parallel to Hubbards Lane towards Mall St. Matthews. As the African-American high school senior stepped away from Waggener High School and onto the sidewalk she noticed something.

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