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

Can the Republican Party survive without the enthusiasm of its young supporters?

Going abroad is no longer just a school-time pleasure cruise. It's an employment opportunity.

A struggling young journalist is forced to take up a job on the side delivering pizza, but with tips dwindling, he wonders if it's really worth it.

The looming presence of debt collectors makes high school an even harder.

After fifteen years as a production manager, one man is now forced to haul trash out of abandoned public housing. Instead of panicking, he is turning the crisis into an opportunity to do good.

The recession has been a rite of passage for Generation Y, who are now more than prepared for the struggles of adulthood.

There is no better way to teach someone the value of a dollar or about financial responsibility than a recession.

Everything's a gamble. The American Dream is about waiting to get lucky now.

The Nation asked leading youth organizers to suggest specific ways the Obama administration could help them mobilize the most diverse and socially progressive generation.

Blogs

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

Reports of human rights abuses continue to haunt NYU’s overseas projects.

February 23, 2015

What Are Nation Interns Reading the Week of 2/20/15?

February 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/17/15?

February 17, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/6/15?

February 6, 2015

Obama’s proposal to fund home visiting services is a laudable step toward serving the comprehensive needs of parents, whether they are working or not.

February 4, 2015

Hypocrisy at Harvard reigns supreme as students demand divestment. 

February 3, 2015

What Are 'Nation' Interns Reading the Week of 1/29/15

January 29, 2015