Brittany Schwaigert with her husband, Ryan, 13-year-old Greyson (far right) and 10-year-old Lachlan. Schwaigert is a lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit challenging the Tennessee governor's opt-out policy on masks.
Makiyah Hicks and Jonetta Harrison in front of their high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in Washington, D.C. They are finalists in this year's NPR Student Podcast Challenge for their entry "Loss and Transformation."
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The city of Long Beach sets up COVID-19 vaccination and testing site at the California State University, Long Beach. More than 800 colleges and universities have now adopted COVID-19 vaccination requirements for their students and staff to be able to return to campus.
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Culver City High School quarterback Zevi Eckhaus participates in the first official football practice in February after an 11-month shutdown due to COVID-19. The Culver City Unified School District is developing a plan for those who do not comply with a vaccination mandate for students.
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High schoolers Ethan Lincoln, Kaylee King and Jamin Crow's podcast about their experiences subsistence hunting is a finalist in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The students are pictured here at the KYUK radio transmitter site in Bethel, Alaska.