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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.

Young people have lost 2.5 million jobs to the crisis, making them the hardest-hit age group.

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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