Hutchison High School

Four Fairbanks-area high-schoolers got a chance to get down and dirty last month as part of a class that helps them learn how archeologists uncover the past. The students spent a week excavating artifacts at a dig near Quartz Lake as part of a University of Alaska Fairbanks program that gives young people hands-on experience with  science-,  technology-, engineering- and math-related activities.

Fairbanks high school students will walk out of classes on Friday afternoon in  a local observance of a nationwide event to mourn gun-violence victims and to call for changes in the nation’s gun laws and policies. The Gun Control Walkout is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. at all three high schools in Fairbanks.