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August 15, 2014

Students Stand Up and Speak Out in Sacramento, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, DC

James Cersonsky

This post, curated by {Young}ist contributor James Cersonsky, was originally published at StudentNation and is reprinted here with permission. 1) At 11, Not One More On August 2, more than 2,000 people marched on Washington, DC, to pressure President Obama...

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August 07, 2014

Arriba Lxs Que Luchan: Chilean Students Struggling to Win

Alexi S

From 2011 onwards, the Chilean student movement, represented by the Confederation of Chilean Students (CONFECH), an organization made up of student federations from major universities across the country, has made the concrete demand for free education, drawing hundreds of thousands...

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August 01, 2014

Reflections From Behind the Brick Wall

Bakri R

“SCHOLARSHIP IS ART AND WE ARE ARTISTS. THIS IS IN ALL CAPS TO BE HEARD OVER THE NUMBING SILENCE AND CACOPHONIUS BLABBER OF THE ACADEMY. ARTISTS AND CREATORS AND LIFE-GIVERS ARE NOT APPRECIATED HERE. THERE IS NO BODILY INTEGRITY. NO...

To My Comrades Still Navigating Higher Education

Alex Ngo

I am a recent college graduate inspired to write this as a thank you to my comrades for the times they picked up one of my fallen stars, embraced me, withered and weak, and lifted me back up. As I...

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June 11, 2014

It’s Time for the Department of Education to Dump Sallie Mae

Beth Huang

For more than year, the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) – alongside coalition partners, including the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, and U.S. Student Association – has been calling for the Department of Education to cancel its $100...

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June 11, 2014

At the Frontlines, Youth Continue to Fight Queer and Trans Homelessness

Hannah K. Gold

The LGBT Rally for Homeless Youth began even before the hundreds of people who had gathered in Washington Square Park stood at attention before the stage, while they were still milling around and greeting one another. A smattering of joyous...

Kicking Out Condi: No Rice at Rutgers

David Bedford

After Rutgers students sat-in to protest Condoleezza Rice’s selection as commencement speaker, media outlets from across the country, ranging from USA Today to Fox News to the Daily Beast, tried their best to shoot us down. They accused us of...

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