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Concerned about global warming, students are pushing for change--in their dining halls.

As the cost of college hits the stratosphere, students are organizing to bring it down to earth.

Youth organizers have reason to hope green jobs can help change young lives.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the new president needs to take definitive action toward eliminating student debt.

If you want cleaner air and water and less poverty, Juan Reynosa, a community organizer with New Mexico Youth Organized, thinks you should consider environmental justice work.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the new president should restore workers' rights ASAP.

An activist calls for engaging youth in political life beyond the election.

Barack Obama may be able to seize the moment and push a new kind of
politics, but not unless he is pushed to do so. So here's a young voter's post-election guide, from the grassroots to the Hill.

A report from the Roosevelt Institution student policy expo.

Tibetan-led youth groups are proving the power of grassroots organizing with their highly effective Beijing Olympics protests.

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The “Irvine 11” are fast becoming First Amendment poster children. A closer look at the long history of several external organizations’ interest in their case, however, suggests that these students are facing more than a violation of free speech.

October 6, 2011

Young people may feel helpless about the corporatocracy, but they have the potential to overcome many barriers.

September 27, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the country in response to unemployment, the rising cost of living, inadequate delivery of services and state repression under a president who has been in power for 24 years.

May 23, 2011

Stumbling further into the quagmire of a national public relations disaster, drastic new measures by the Tucson Unified School District officials have turned the “manufactured crisis” over the Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program into a troubling moral crisis for the city—and the country.

May 3, 2011

The year was 1986. Yale University President Bart Giamatti was on his way back to his office from a birthday lunch when he stumbled upon Mike Morand, a student leader of the anti-apartheid movement on campus.

April 22, 2011

Last week’s March 2 National Day of Action saw scores of protests in more than a dozen states—including two that ended in arrests and one that ended with a bunch of people taking their clothes off.

March 7, 2011

Students at Dickinson College refused to leave their campus administrative offices until the officials met their demands to change the campus's sexual assault policy. And their demands were met.

March 4, 2011

The United States Student Association is organizing nationwide resistence to a House vote to cut the Pell Grant and TRIO programs.

March 2, 2011