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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

Young people are the largest growing voting block, yet instead of engaging the issues that affect people under 30, the power of youth vote is chronically shrugged off by politicians who see young people as apathetic digital consumers.

October 29, 2010

If Rabble Rousers frontman Bill Collins is right to say that “politics is like a car,” then its most recent drivers—previously less active urban and youth populations—have stepped back from the wheel.

October 28, 2010

Students discover the healing powers of music in Canada's poorest neighourbood

October 26, 2010

The Democratic Party only has itself to blame for growing youth malaise and apathy.

October 25, 2010

Debates about bonuses, endowments, and financial aid is not one of numbers and budgets—but of values.

October 19, 2010

The opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims to function in a peaceful, democratic co-existence is not a far-fetched dream.

October 19, 2010

Five undocumented immigrants joined the freshman class at the University of Pennsylvania this year.

October 18, 2010

Numbers show promise for voter turnout on campuses in Nov. 2 midterm election.

October 18, 2010

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