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News and opinion from local teens

DREAM Act: Scholarships difficult to get for legal residents

By ROBERT WILCOX HEALDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, 16, JUNIOR Imagine you are applying to colleges, and you set you sights on one particular school. You just love this school, and it is your dream to go there. The cost is a little high, but you will find a way to manage. You receive a letter from the college and open it with giddy excitement, but your dreams shatter when you are not accepted. In your place, there is someone who is… Read More »

DREAM Act: Punishing immigrant youths makes little sense

By GRACE ACKLES HEALDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, 17, SENIOR Everyone has their share of “first-world problems,” whether they are aware of it or not, and many will go though life continuing to get upset about such things as not being able to get the latest version of their smartphone or having to witness the tragic absence of stairs on their high school campus. Luckily, most manage to get through the day despite these hardships because on some level we are all… Read More »