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Thousands of student protesters in Puerto Rico are fighting against further austerity measures from a new bill, PC1003, that will drastically cut funding for public education. By Rima Brusi “They are stealing our present. The UPR is not for sale,” read a large banner at the gates of the oldest and largest of the 11 campuses […]
As a Black youth, I’ve been surveilled and pushed around by police since elementary school. By Amaru Howard This article was originally published by Youth Communications and is reposted here with permission. YC works with teenagers in the New York City public school system offering trainings and support to promote the power of story telling through youth-led media. My first […]
Important lessons on victims’ rights and the ways to maximize their luck with Title IX. By Finley Muratova “I was blackout drunk and I woke up naked with my lip busted,” said Jane, a University of Missouri student who asked to be referred to by a pseudonym to protect her privacy. “I looked down and I […]
The president’s free college plan is a great first step. Here’s what else we can do to Build Back Better. By Brendan Rooks Over the course of the Covid pandemic, we have seen one of the largest upward shifts of wealth in recent history. According to Forbes, there were 660 more billionaires in 2021 than the year […]
Following a decade of sustained student organizing, Harvard University recently agreed to fully divest its roughly 41 billion dollar endowment of any fossil-fuel companies and to bar any future investments in coal, oil, and gas. This historic triumph is a testament to the power of persistence, patience, and tenacity and to the critical importance of giving […]
Young people from across the country weigh in on how Covid is impacting their college experience. By StudentNation Colleges and universities nationwide have reopened for in-person learning and students are grappling with an environment very different from the one they left. The administrative response to Covid has varied coast to coast, with some institutions mandating […]