StudentNation

First-person accounts from student activists, organizers and journalists reporting on youth-oriented movements for social justice, economic equality and tolerance.

Green New Deal

What 16 Young People Think About the Green New Deal What 16 Young People Think About the Green New Deal

“This legislation is not only about saving the planet. It is about reimagining the way that we live.”

Apr 1, 2019 / StudentNation / StudentNation

Student voters

What 17 Student Voters Think About Tuesday’s Election What 17 Student Voters Think About Tuesday’s Election

One of the most powerful voting blocs in the country, young voters on Tuesday made their influence crystal clear.

Nov 9, 2018 / StudentNation / StudentNation

High school students work the polls

Why Students Are Walking out of School on Election Day Why Students Are Walking out of School on Election Day

Early voting this season has been marked by a dramatic surge of youth participation. Student organizers are determined to keep it up on November 6.

Nov 1, 2018 / StudentNation / StudentNation

Chloe Maxmin

‘If We Won’t, Then Who Will?’: An Interview With Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward ‘If We Won’t, Then Who Will?’: An Interview With Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward

Maxmin, 25, is running for state representative in the most rural county in the most rural state in the country—at a time when young political candidates are having their moment.

Oct 25, 2018 / StudentNation / StudentNation

West Virginia teachers strike

Open Letter to the State of West Virginia From Its Students Open Letter to the State of West Virginia From Its Students

We understand that this strike is not just a day off from school for us; it is not about pay, it’s about what’s right.

Feb 23, 2018 / StudentNation / StudentNation

NYU Abu Dhabi

The Limits of the Global Network University: An Open Letter The Limits of the Global Network University: An Open Letter

The American Association of University Professors, the Middle Eastern Studies Association, and NYU Sanctuary have all issued statements calling on NYU to publicly and forcefully de...

Nov 30, 2017 / StudentNation / StudentNation

Yale Law

No, Law School Didn’t Teach Us to ‘Engage’ With Racists No, Law School Didn’t Teach Us to ‘Engage’ With Racists

Rather, we intend to use our legal training to fight injustice wherever we encounter it.

Aug 1, 2017 / StudentNation / StudentNation

UC Irvine Protest

Why Doesn’t the First Amendment Count for Students? Why Doesn’t the First Amendment Count for Students?

This year, a generation is erupting. The easiest response? Trying to keep it in the ground.

Apr 6, 2016 / StudentNation / StudentNation

Students protest low wages.

$15 and a Union for Students? Yes $15 and a Union for Students? Yes

A new wave of labor organizing by students, for students, is sweeping the country.

Mar 11, 2016 / StudentNation / StudentNation

Young Oklahoma Voters Not Afraid of Democratic Socialism

Young Oklahoma Voters Not Afraid of Democratic Socialism Young Oklahoma Voters Not Afraid of Democratic Socialism

Policies like Medicare, Medicaid, and free public education sound anything but scary to them.

Mar 2, 2016 / StudentNation / Lauren Massing and StudentNation

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