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A group of twentysomethings from San Francisco took an unlikely path to jobs within the Obama administration.

Suemedha Sood You voted, now what? First, identify what issue burns you in
your belly, Berkley suggests.

Jamilah King You voted. Now what? Look in your own backyard to find an issue close to your community.

Now that they've shown their power at the polls, young voters are channeling their energy into a green economy.

In state after state, the number of new voters has swelled like never before. They're mostly under 30 and solidly backing Barack Obama.

Young voters could be the key to victory for Obama and Democratic Congressional candidates. Here's how they're changing the electoral map.

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University thrives, due in part to its revamped commitment to community.

Thousands of young activists are poised to protest at the Democratic and Republican conventions. In the age of Obama, is street protest still relevant?

The future of the Republican brand rests in the text message happy hands of young America--which should scare the living daylights out of John McCain.

Teens getting pregnant: bad. Teens having babies: good. If this makes no sense, wake up and smell the Enfamil: it's 2008!

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