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In the 2018 Midterms, Young People Expanded the Electorate and Reshaped Legislatures to Look More Like America

Introduction The 2018 midterm elections demonstrated the opportunity for young voters to fundamentally expand and reshape the electorate to be more diverse and progressive, as well as their ability to dramatically change the values of elected bodies. Despite voter suppression in multiple states, ...

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Arctic Lessons on American Life

This summer I had the opportunity to participate in an Arctic research team with a professor from my home institution, the University of Southern California, focusing on ecological security and climate change. It was a trip that changed the way I view the Arctic and the world. As part of this ...

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Weathering the Storm: How Companies Profit off of Natural Disasters and Young People’s Economic Instability

In 2017, extreme weather disasters were at an all-time high, and young people’s economic stability and ability to cope with those disasters were at an all-time low. As of October 2017, the National Centers for Environmental Information determined that the United States had the most billion-dollar ...

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An Environmentalist Reality Check in the Age of the Millennial

The Millennial generation, an age group roughly defined as those born between 1982 and 2000, is the most recent generation to be scrutinized under society’s microscope. Studied and stereotyped extensively, they have been characterized as narcissistic and lazy, but also idealistic and tech-savvy. ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes with Student Activist Emma Tayloe

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul.  Emma Tayloe is a student at Davidson College, ...

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Millennials Need A Supreme Court Nominee That Works For Our Generation

Alongside many other extreme acts in the first days of his presidency, such as enacting an unconstitutional Muslim ban, President Trump has nominated the hyper-conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the nation’s highest court.

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Congress Is Invoking A Little-Known Law To Undo Obama’s Regulatory Legacy

In these first weeks of the Trump administration, you may have heard some chatter about the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. It’s a controversial, clunky statute that, until last week, had been used successfully only once before in history. But ...

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The Trials And Tribulations Of The College Vegetarian

When it comes to addressing the monumental challenge of climate change, many college students are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Sometimes, that effort even extends to what they eat—or don’t eat.

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Making National Parks Nationally Representative: Groups Launch New Effort to Make Parks More Diverse

In a recent study, just 22 percent of National Park visitors identified themselves as non-white. A new coalition of environmental justice, civil rights, and conservation groups recently called on the President to use the Centennial to call for a more inclusive approach to public lands.

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Yes, You Can Protect The Economy And The Planet

For years, a major argument against transitioning from fossil fuels has been that it's impossible to sustain national economies without burning fossil fuels. However, a new study from the World Resources Institute shows that reigning world economies are growing their economies while curbing ...

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Artist Uses Work To Comment On American Islamophobia

Artist Siti Azzah Binti Syed Sultan is using art to address Islamophobia in America. The 20-year-old artist came to the United States in 2012 and recently decided to address the issue of Islamophobia in her artwork after witnessing the phenomenon. She stitched together pieces of hijabs mailed to ...

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High Temperatures Kill Over 100 People In India

In the past week alone, approximately 130 deaths have been attributed to India's record-breaking heat wave. This comes less than a year after at least 2,500 Indians died during one of the largest heat waves on record.

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