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The ADL recently tracked around 30 cases of anti-Semitic harassment, vandalism, and banner drops that directly reference Ye, many of which took place at high schools and universities. By Zurie Pope In 2020, musician and fashion designer Kanye West—now known as Ye—announced his candidacy for president. The West campaign was defined by consistent use of Christian […]
To some activists, ChatGPT seems like a useful tool for the climate movement. But skeptics warn that the benefits are outweighed by the costs—including misinformation and increased emissions. By Ilana Cohen Between the political and technological hurdles to achieving a global energy transition, the climate crisis can often feel deeply overwhelming. But articulating a solution to […]
On February 28, advocates for student debt relief will rally outside the Supreme Court as the oral arguments for Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education. v. Brown begin. By Natalia Abrams and Cody Hounanian Last year, President Joe Biden used his authority—as defined by the HEROES Act of 2003—to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower. The executive […]
When Princeton University announced its decision to divest its $35 billion endowment, the role of student activists was erased. Proper recognition matters for future generations of organizers. By Hannah Reynolds and Tom Taylor In September 2022, Princeton University announced plans to divest its $35 billion endowment and to end financial research ties with 90 fossil fuel companies, including ExxonMobil, […]
Born in Uganda to Pakistani parents, Fahad Paryani came to the US at the age of 3. Because of DACA, he’s now a full-time medical researcher at Columbia University. By Jordan Coll EDITOR’S NOTE: The names of several persons mentioned in this article have been changed in order to protect their identity. When Fahad Paryani was 13, […]
In 2018, only 3.6 percent of Black students who took the SHSAT in New York City received an offer to a specialized high school. I felt like I wouldn’t belong. By Enoch Naklen EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published by Youth Communications and is reposted here with permission. YC is a nonprofit publisher of teen-written stories and curriculum to help […]