The Kennedy-Lugar YES Program was was created in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to bridge religious and cultural barriers. A pair of Muslim YES exchange students report a warm welcome in Juneau as the federally funded program enters its seventh year — despite uncertainty over its fate under the Trump administration.
High schoolers tackled a serious topic at this year’s annual student government conference: gun violence at school. They listened to a presentation from an organization called Sandy Hook Promise learned about their peers efforts to prevent gun violence on campus.
Past AASG resolutions have supported the Alaska Legislature’s anti-smoking bills, the inclusion of certain school sports and activities, the omission of “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, and even how grades point averages are calculated.