Special Projects

Photo of President Barack Obama on the left and candidate Mitt Romney on right.

Election 2012

This package includes articles about young voters and the issue that matter to them and profiles of young political activists who support Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

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Does race still matter?

In this collection of articles, Twin Cities teens describe how race affects them.

Aching for home

In this package of stories, ThreeSixty reporters bring you stories about the more than 2,000 teens estimated to be homeless on any given night in Minnesota.

Betty Ellison-Harpole

For Black History Month honor elders by recording their stories

History isn’t just in books and museums. It’s in the stories we tell.

Moving to Minnesota: Immigrants tell their stories

Stories can transform the past from words in a book into the light in an old man’s face and the longing in an immigrant’s voice.

Illustration by Ruby Thompson of Avalon School

Big changes come to schools due to lack of funds, test score gaps

Last spring, ThreeSixty’s spring News Team class tackled a huge project — investigating the changes starting this year in the Saint Paul Public School district due to loses of funding and persistent test score gaps between races.

ThreeSixty Journalism Intermediate camp 2011

Earth warming? Read about businesses, individuals and schools finding ways to heal the planet.

Homepage illustration by Emy Young of Minnesota State University, Mankato

Is the climate changing? If so, is human behavior responsible? And if that’s the case, can changing our behavior help the planet?

Fifteen high school students from throughout the Twin Cities examined those questions during ThreeSixty Journalism’s residential camp on the environment from June 19 to July 1 at the University of St. Thomas.

2010 Minnesota Student Survey results show positive trends

Heading in the right direction

How do Minnesota teens feel about their teachers, friends and parents? Are they smoking or drinking less? How does that differ from teens in years past? According to a survey of 9th and 12th graders, the news is mostly good.

Is college worth it?

In 2010, in the middle of the Great Recession, when many college grads were selling shoes or delivering pizza,
some people asked: Is college worth it?

Election 2010

Election 2010: Will young people vote?

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, many political pundits credited the high youth voter turnout as a deciding factor in his win. Traditionally, when youth actually turn out to the polls, they have a big impact on elections.

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