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While Congress is unlikely to pass a national climate education bill any time soon, there is an opportunity for local legislators to take similar actions. By Sena Wazer Starting in July, every K-12 public school in Connecticut will be required to teach their students about climate change. After years of organizing from environmental groups, advocates, and students, the […]
After years of organizing, a global movement of young people helped push the UN to request a consequential opinion on climate change from the International Court of Justice. By Robin Happel Before the pandemic, before the floods that swept through my hometown and across Appalachia, before the two cyclones that struck Vanuatu earlier this spring, I […]
As a transgender minor with deeply conservative parents, I’m unable to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria. But I still found my name and community. By Spencer Katz After I cut my hair short for the first time, a friend at school saw me. “You look like a boy,” he said. It felt validating—especially coming from a […]
The CEO of SoFi was paid nearly $103 million in 2021. Now the bank is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to gain even greater profits. By Natalia Abrams, Cody Hounanian and Sabrina Calazans Last month, SoFi Bank filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to overturn President Joe Biden’s extension of the student loan payment pause, arguing that its […]
Right-wing politicians are not “protecting children” by restricting gender-affirming treatment. They are forcing a generation of trans people to stay in the closet. By Alessandra C. Being a teenager is stressful and confusing, and so is being transgender. What do you do when you’re both? When I was in middle school, I had a frightening encounter […]
Energy, technology, defense, and finance companies have launched youth outreach programs designed to attract students before college and cover up their contributions to climate change. By Aina Marzia In October 2022, student activists at Harvard, MIT, and Brown pulled out the stops to challenge Big Oil, demanding during an Exxon recruitment event that the administrations divest from fossil fuels. “We showed […]