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Double Standard, Double Spacing

31.July.17

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Late in April, approximately 1,000 students in the Upward Bound Program at The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI) received notice that their funds would not be continued, due to the line spacing of their funding application. Programs like Upward Bound work to “level the playing field” Read More >>

Going Against the Healthcare Insanity of the GOP Was the Only Option Out There

29.July.17

This article originally appeared on Latino Rebels. Is there a more fitting metaphor for the plight of our current political climate than Republicans pushing a vote to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, while they benefit from the best government-funded healthcare available? After flying back to Washington D.C. from having brain surgery, Senator John McCain delivered Read More >>

The Revolution Will Be Blogged: Fostering Youth Activism Through Online Writing

27.July.17

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. In an era of polarized politics, heightened activism, and the rise of the “resistance,” the conversation often turns to the actions and attitudes of youth. The infamous millennials are framed as lazy and unengaged (though research tells a different story), and their younger cohort is criticized for its dependence on technology and social Read More >>

Policing the Protesters

8.July.17

This article originally appeared on MLK50. When the interim director of the Memphis Police Department linked arms with organizers of a protest that shut down traffic on the city’s Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River one year ago, he drew praise from observers far beyond the city limits. Even the UK’s BBC gave the Read More >>