For the past five years, StudentNation has been a platform for voices from the millennial generation. Our blog has featured writing by high-school and college students, recent graduates, twenty-somethings and, less frequently than we’d like, people of college age not in school.
Recently, we’ve focused on the Occupy Colleges movement, global student protests against tuition hikes and austerity budgets, national curriculum battles and the politics of student journalism, and we’ve been delighted to be able to play a small role in amplifying the voices of young people in the critical debates of the day.
But we aspire to do much more. So, beginning this fall, StudentNation is expanding. We’ll be producing far more content, highlighting a wider range of voices and tapping into a broader scope of topics far beyond the specific interests of matriculating students.
Here’s where you come in: Since branding seems to be so important these days, we’re considering changing our name to better reflect the particular insight of not just students, but the generation for whom our coverage of student debt, national movements, university politics, exploitive internships and contemporary culture is immediately tangible. We’re very open to suggestions, so please post ideas for new names in the comments.
We’d also like to know what issues are important to you, and how we can better cover them. Who should be writing for us? What student and alternative publications should we partner with? What issues should we be covering? Use the comments field to let us know what you think.
We can’t wait to hear from you!