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Molly's Note

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Hej! Marhaba! Wapendwa! Hallo!

Welcome to High School News!

It goes without saying that this is a new age, not only socially, but economically and politically. The 99% has given a reason for politicians and lawmakers to listen, and the 2012 election proved that no amount of wealthy donors and vicious lies could penetrate the ingenuity of the middle class. We feel very optimistic about our future, because of people like you! Staying up to date and expressing your opinion is essential to any democracy, and HSN is here for you to connect with students from all over the world to inform and discuss!

A new feature for 2013 is our “Question of the Day” both on Facebook and Twitter. We will be posting daily current topics of interest and asking YOU to tell us what you think! Feel free to elaborate by posting a blog post, response to our topic of the week, submitting a featured videosong, or other literary work, and seeking dialogue. Found something online you think is worth sharing? Check out our “What’s up with this?” section! Got an event you’d like to share? HSN is the perfect place to connect with others for social events! Earlier this year, HSN helped promote “National Day of Action for Education” which brought almost 4,000 supporters to sit-in, walkout, or protest the downward spiral our education system is drifting in. Events like these allow students like us to demonstrate clearly that we will not stand idly by.

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In the meantime, we look forward to Occupying the internet with you! Happy Holidays!

Husain Bazzi & Elan Goldman

Mike's Note

Hey High School Students:

How inspired are you by the thousands of students from Wisconsin high schools who began walking out of class four days ago and have now occupied the State Capitol building and its grounds in Madison, demanding that the governor stop his assault on teachers and other government workers? I have to say it's one of the most exciting things I've seen in years.

We are, right now, living in an amazing moment of history. And this moment has happened because the youth around the world have decided they've had enough. Young people are in revolt -- and it's about time.

You, the students and young adults, from Cairo, Egypt to Madison, Wisconsin, are now rising up, taking to the streets, organizing, protesting and refusing to move until your voices are heard. Effing amazing!! It has scared the pants off those in power, the adults who were so convinced they had done a heckuva job trying to dumb you down and distract you with useless nonsense so that you'd end up feeling powerless, just another cog in the wheel, another brick in the wall. You've been fed a lot of propaganda about "how the system works" and so many lies about what took place in history that I'm amazed you've been able to sort through all the bs and see the truth for what it is. This was all done in the hopes you would just keep your mouths shut, get in line and follow orders. And don't rock the boat. Because if you do, you could end up without a good job! You could end up looking like a freak! You've been told politics isn't cool and that one person really can't make a difference.

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