So I chose “Free Association,” which is a zine started in a Minnesota high school in the early 90s. The only reason I know about it is because of my brother. When he was in high school in MN (in the late 90s early 00s) he started a rouge zine called “The Standard.” “Free Association” was a zine widely distributed in Minneapolis high schools that attempted to replace typical high school news dribble. The messages were political and extended to the real world, hoping to show that students were not simply trapped in their own little world, no matter what their parents said. I think it is really important because it gave students an opportunity to participate in societal issues, even when they were officially restricted from them. My brother started “The Standard” in response to 9/11, and my high schools lack of student response. “Free Association” laid the framework for many other MN student zines, and that is pretty sweet.