Author: Harini Senthilkumar

Abortion, the climate crisis, inflation, and civic engagement were key issues for Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) students eligible to vote in the midterm elections this past November – as well as for some who weren’t yet eligible. EPLN asked several EPHS seniors to explain their positions in order to understand the significance of the midterms, especially for young people in Eden Prairie. Mary Margaret Mellen. Photo by Jen Bischoff The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office reported a statewide 61% voter turnout, which is slightly lower than the last midterms’ turnout in 2018. (In Eden Prairie, the voter turnout was…

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When Mohit Agarwal noticed that students he was tutoring were taking pictures of other students’ textbooks or using unreadable damaged materials because they could not afford to buy them, he decided to find a solution. It was those tutoring sessions that sparked the Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) senior into action to address the lack of basic study materials for many students in North Minneapolis and the Phillips neighborhood. His answer: Educaturu, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to address fundamental disparities in educational resources for students. Educaturu was founded in 2019 with help from connections in the Eden Prairie…

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