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Finding out that higher education and burger production have a disturbing amount in common.

A father councils his son to find work he's passionate about, after losing his own job as a in a bank buyout.

After taking an enlightening AP European History course, the author hopes that enrichment courses will survive the budget cuts to education.

A college degree shouldn't have to seem out of reach for American Indian young people—and they shouldn't have to compromise their cultural heritage in the process, either.

Nation Student Writing Contest Winner: A freshman at Old Bridge High School reports on how New Jersey's budget cuts have cheated her and her fellow students of a quality education.

A million and a half teenagers were unemployed this summer and didn't want to be. What does that mean besides less spending money for teens? Plenty.

Despite conservative attempts to whitewash what they learn in school, young Americans are a diverse and tolerant bunch—and they know it.

It is manifestly barbarous that children should be tossed into jail for life.

What is poverty? One volunteer's perspective shows us it's all relative. A finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest 2009.

Blogs

Canvassing the slums of Philadelphia gave one student an unexpected opportunity to climb down from the ivory tower and see the real impact of government policy for himself.

October 17, 2010

On a Saturday in June, workers, students and allies of UNITE HERE Local 217’s downtown Providence hotels marched in solidarity with gay rights activists in the Rhode Island Pride Parade.

October 12, 2010

This month, young Democrats across the country are working tirelessly to engage youth voters and close the enthusiasm gap.

October 7, 2010

Faced with a rash of gay teen suicides, liberal America is taking the easy way out—focusing on teenage bullies and calling for zealous criminal prosecution.

October 6, 2010

The aggressive news coverage of Tyler Clementi's death has altered the nature of the situation

October 6, 2010

StudentNation writer James Cersonsky reports from the Washington, DC, One Nation Working Together March.

October 5, 2010

Students and locals should do lots of service, study urban planning, but we should stand by the community when it disagrees with the institutional powers that be.

September 27, 2010

More students coming out than ever before solidifies Penn’s gay-friendly reputation

September 27, 2010

Even though the DREAM Act didn't make it through the senate ths week, DREAM activists came out of the experience with some gains, and they're regrouping to push immigration reform as a major issue in the midterms.

September 24, 2010

Senators decide next week if hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people will get a path to citizenship. Student activists are mobilizing to convince them to say yes.

September 16, 2010