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The oil and gas industry uses universities to influence environmental policy. Here’s how we fight back. By Ilana Cohen and Jake Lowe As student organizers, we’ve seen the power of divestment come to bear by helping secure historic commitments from our universities—including the world’s richest school, Harvard—to sever their endowments from the companies driving climate breakdown. Yet at the […]
My peers and I spent years studying for the Standardized High School Admissions Test in NYC. Should that change? By Merry Li 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 educators strengthen the social and emotional skills of youth. In June […]
Court fees, fines, and cash bail contribute to a cycle of debt and incarceration under the guise of justice. By Ruqaiyah Zarook On a recent trip to Albany, New York City Mayor Eric Adams pushed for revision of the state’s bail reform law, in light of the murders of Michelle Go and Christina Yuna Lee, pressing lawmakers to give judges […]
Tenure gives more protection on campus. Can faculty use it help their students? By Sunny Yan With Covid rates falling nationally, most college students have returned to in-person classes. While some universities continue to offer remote options for students, other campuses have enforced a unilateral return. This includes my own school, the University of California–Davis. In […]
Hurricane Irma forced my family to leave our home, but new friends in NYC helped me feel like I belong. By Dominique de Castro 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 educators strengthen the social and emotional skills of youth. […]
Payments are set to restart for millions of people who are still struggling to recover from the pandemic. This series brings their stories directly into the spotlight. By Vivek Kakar Thanks to a moratorium on payments in effect during the Covid pandemic, most student loan borrowers haven’t had to make a payment for over two years. […]