Greater New Haven high school students knock vitriol, candidates in presidential race

Most of them are not old enough to vote, but don’t underestimate how involved high school students are in this presidential campaign. They’re not fooled by the tidal wave of partisan messages they see on TV, the internet and social media. And they don’t like any of the candidates very much. Last week, a group of civics and Advanced Placement government students at Metropolitan Business Academy got together to talk about the election and the campaigns’ effect on them. The Register also talked to several other area high school students. Though none of the academy students are old enough to vote Nov. 8, they don’t lack for opinions on the candidates. "(Donald) Trump lacks self-control, (Hillary

"Choose Love" Mural

Last year, several students made an art mural in response to the tragedy in Sandy Hook and the work the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation has done since then. They incorporated themes of healing, nurturing, love, and courage. Senator Richard Blumenthal brought them to Washington, DC and now they are on display in the Russell Senate Office Building. Senator Richard Blumenthal - "My personal commitment to social and emotional learning grew from the horrific days after Sandy Hook, when I sat in Scarlett Lewis’ living room and learned about her son, Jesse, who possessed an emotional intelligence far beyond his years. This week, Jesse’s gifts of courage, gratitude, and forgiveness are on displa

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