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Students create new political party, policies

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Students from New Tech Institute had the opportunity to take the political world into their own hands.

They were asked to create their own political parties complete with policies and attitudes affecting the upcoming election.

The Aequus party, represented by junior Utah Ponce, was chosen to represent the school in an online debate with other fictitious parties throughout the country.

Complete with a moderator and tough questions about party agendas, students were able to apply what they learned in the classroom to the real world and the political sphere.

Principal Michael Allen says they were challenged.

"Look at all the major issues and not just identify the issues, but look at 'What are your view on the issues?, What do you think the right views are?' And that doesn't mean just Republican or Democrat, students have a very unique perspective on things," Allen said.

If you're interested in how New Tech is integrating school and real world, they're hosting an open house on Thursday Evening.

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