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June 16, 2017
Systemic Racism Couldn’t Care Less About Your Respectability Politics
What could not save Philando Castile, Jordan Edwards or Richard Collins III is the same thing that I have been told would save me, a young black college student: respectability.
June 7, 2017
How Harvard Divestment Was Won
Our first meeting in 2012 drew 10 people. In two years, over 70,000 people had signed on to our campaign.
June 2, 2017
Meet the 8 Speakers Who Told College Graduates to ‘Demand Change’
From Representative John Lewis to Linda Sarsour, these speakers reminded students of the importance of struggle.
June 1, 2017
This Texas City Just Elected the Youngest City Council Member in the State
Prairie View University has a long history of political engagement, but for the first time several students ran for local office and won two open seats.
May 30, 2017
Who Did Andrew Cuomo Leave Out of His ‘Tuition-Free’ Plan? Undocumented Students.
The majority of CUNY students take classes part-night or at night, making it virtually impossible to cross the 30 credit threshold.
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May 24, 2017
These Missouri Students Were Suspended for Defending Their Teachers’ Union
The students’ suspensions became a bargaining chip that forced teachers to forgo contract negotiations. But the students want to keep fighting.
May 16, 2017
Why I Turned My Back on Betsy DeVos During Graduation
I would change nothing. I began at my university to learn, and I now depart it to serve.
May 8, 2017
Campus Admin Ignored Students’ Demands for Black Visibility. So They Took Over Their Building.
The Afrikan/Black Student Alliance of the University of California, Santa Cruz, camped out for three days until the school met its demands.
May 4, 2017
After I Graduate, How Likely Will It Be That I Follow My Dreams? Not Very.
With massive debt loads and scant institutional support, college is not set up for first-generation, low-income students to succeed.
May 1, 2017
The Chilling of Middle Eastern Studies
Whether or not Trump’s Muslim ban comes to fruition, the rhetoric around the ban is having widespread consequences on academic exploration at exactly the time it’s needed most.