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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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How Trump’s Border Wall Will Devastate The Rio Grande Valley

For the first time since the Bush Administration, we are revisiting the serious threat of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border. Most people have never seen what currently exists of the border wall, nor do they know it exists. At the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center, just seven ...

Resources for Undocumented Students and Higher Education

Below, we’ve highlighted a few scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate programs for which undocumented students are eligible. Many other organizations have resources–whether that be their own scholarship lists, info on how to navigate financial aid, or general tips and ...

Millennials and Money

On the first day of my summer internship, our intern coordinator asked us to bring in a voided check in order to route money to our bank accounts. “Voided check? What does that mean?” asked a fellow intern. “You know, it’s a check that has ‘VOID’ written in big letters across the ...

The Lawsuit Against Secretary DeVos and How You Can Help Keep Up the Fight

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we knew we needed to get this message to you ASAP. As you might have already heard, the DeVos Department of Education made the call a few weeks ago to delay implementation of a rule that would protect students who were cheated, defrauded, and left ...

6 Stories That Show Why Student Loan Borrowers Need Protection

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently decided to roll back rules designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges. While scammed students have continued to request relief processing, no new loan discharges have been approved since January 20. Some borrowers have been waiting ...

Who Are America’s Millennial Homeowners?

Homeownership may not be the rite of passage it once was for young adults: according to a report by the Pew Research Center, 2016 saw the lowest level of young homeowners in over 40 years. The same report says that 81 percent of adults think buying a home is the best long-term investment in the ...

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