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WBOI Weekend News Roundup 03/17/18

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Terre Haute North Vigo High School students protest as part of National Student Walkout Day.

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A freshman student at New Tech Academy writes her pledge for the "What's your 17?" initiative in response to the Parkland shooting.

This Weekend News Roundup focuses on highlights of the Indiana General Assembly Session, which came to a chaotic close this week. We cover what bills passed, what didn't and  several last minute bills that passed before the session's midnight deadline.  

Then we move into a special feature covering #NationalWalkoutDay and how Indiana students participated. Thanks to the WBOI News Team and the network of Indiana Public Broadcasting reporters, people from eight schools in a 215 mi radius were able to share their motivation for and mode of protest. 

For more information on the stories presented:

http://wboi.org/post/statehouse-update-what-passed-what-failed

http://wboi.org/post/2018-legislative-session-comes-chaotic-end

http://wboi.org/post/several-local-universities-wont-penalize-prospective-students-peaceful-protests

http://wboi.org/post/nacs-discourages-students-participating-wednesday-walkout

http://wboi.org/post/local-students-participate-nationalwalkoutday

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-in-xgr--indiana-legislature-20180315-story.html