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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

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

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

October 7, 2010