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May 1st

A vigil worth attending

The event was not just for mourning, though; it was to encourage those attending Tech to be aware of their surroundings and classmates and to show support for those still hurting from the April 16 shootings.
Thirty-three desks sat near the clock tower, signifying the 33 lives that were lost due to a senseless act. During the vigil, candles which had been placed on each desk were lit, and a moment of silence was given to remember the victims, the families, the friends and the country that is slowly picking up the pieces and moving on.

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Displace me in N.O.

Due to the war, the Ugandan government has forced its northern citizens from their homes, and today more than 1.5 million Ugandans live in displacement camps. Nearly 1,000 die each week due to the living conditions, which include a lack of food and inadequate sanitation.

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Choudrant hopes for new school

If the proposition for 47 mills passes, $13.8 million would be available for Choudrant Schools, with $8 million going to build a new elementary school that would be twice the size of the current one. Approximately $6 million would be used for renovations to Choudrant High.
Hogan said his concerns with the present school are that it was built to hold half the number of students it has now, and its deterioration from termites and fragility from a fire in the 1970s could create safety issues.

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