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5 Reasons Why Diversity is Important in the 21st Century

Diversity comes in many forms: gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture, socioeconomic background, etc. All of these contribute to an individual’s unique experience of the world. Sometimes we need to take a step back and examine the presence of diversity in our own life. How diverse is your school? Neighborhood? …

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Takeaways from the Orlando Massacre: Creating a Road Map for How to Move Forward Amidst a Seemingly Endless Cycle of Violence and Tragedy

Written by: Edgar Ortiz By now it’s almost been a whole week since we woke up to the sight of dead bodies, dozens of injured people, and highly armed police teams at us through the television screen. When the dust settled and the noise of gunshots ceased, Pulse Night Club …

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The Whole World is Watching: Finding a Political Voice through the Interconnectedness of Social Movements

Youth should care about global issues because we are members of an interconnected generation. We share ideas and utilize new platforms of dialogue through social media. Our interconnectedness affects us more than we might realize. Our power is greater than we might realize and youth inspire each other more than …

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A Healthy Relationship with Food

Our health and the well-being of planet Earth are closely connected. Every individual, without exception, regardless of personal circumstance, depends on the land’s resources for food. Since I can remember, my family has experimented with food to create a healthier diet. I have memories of trying new recipes to somehow …

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What I Learned While Teaching Abroad

Teaching abroad is a great way to experience another culture, learn a new language, and widen your worldview. Of course, living in another country comes with natural ups and downs and sometimes it’s hard to keep things in perspective. Here are a few tips based on what I learned while …

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Make the Summer Count: Ways to get involved

Summer is here! This can be a great time to spread your wings and try something new! Here are some ideas from Sohil, Alyssa, Angie, Lydia, Quinn, Julie and Karen! Volunteer with a local organization. Lots of groups need your help, whether it’s a few hours a week or full …

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