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Cedar Rapids’ Xavier High School upholds Catholic doctrine at the expense of LGBTQ students

On March 21, an article published in Washington High School’s newspaper, The Surveyor, split the Cedar Rapids community in two. “The Fight for LGBTQ Rights” by Sarah Altemeier and Quinn Wilcox centered around an open letter written by former Xavier High School student Landon Santel. Santel transferred to Washington for his junior year after “facing […]

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Students at Cedar Rapids’ Washington High School staged walkout in memory of Florida shooting victims

Students at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids walked out of classes Wednesday morning and gathered around the school’s flagpole for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people killed last week in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. […]

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Read all about it! The story behind Washington High School’s pilot production of ‘Newsies’

According to technical director Bill Lammers, Washington was appealing to Disney not just because of the personal connections, but because it is located far from the East Coast where schools may have access to a wider variety of resources, including theater professionals. […]

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Principal of Cedar Rapids’ Washington High School resigns, effective today

Dr. Ralph Plagman, the principal of Cedar Rapids Washington for the past 35 years, has resigned his position at the school. In an email circulated to families of Washington students, Plagman says that his retirement comes at the request of the Cedar Rapids Community School District after his handling of inappropriate conduct involving a substitute […]

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