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Youth news and analysis from The Nation
February 3, 2023
Can Psychedelics Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis?
Nearly two-thirds of young adults report having either depression or anxiety. In California, Connecticut, Illinois, and other states, lawmakers are considering their options for psychedelics legalization.
February 2, 2023
For Mixed-Status Students, Immigration Reform Is the Only Hope
More than 22 million people in the US are in mixed-status households, where at least one undocumented person lives with citizens or lawful temporary immigrants.
February 1, 2023
Florida Teachers Hide Their Books to Avoid Felonies
Panicky teachers in Florida are emptying their bookshelves, afraid of a five-year jail term for having an unapproved book in the classroom.
January 26, 2023
These Activists Are Fighting for Immigrants’ Rights. Will Congress Listen?
In 2012, young people pushed for the establishment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But the work is far from over.
January 25, 2023
The Growing Political Power of TikTok
As Twitter loses its most active users and with young people favoring short-form video, the role TikTok plays in elections is likely only going to get larger.
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January 20, 2023
What Do Young People Want?
If President Biden and the Democrats want to keep young voters engaged, the party needs to actually address their concerns.
January 16, 2023
Is the Respect for Marriage Act a Win for the Right?
While the legislation was intended as a buttress against Republican attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, activists have criticized the RFMA for including religious liberty exemptions.
January 13, 2023
How Student Loan Cancellation Helps Asian Americans
Broad-based debt relief could benefit borrowers of all backgrounds.
January 12, 2023
Did Avoiding the “Big Lie” Help the Iowa GOP Win Big?
With unified messaging and a reluctance to embrace election denialism, Republicans in Iowa were able to outperform the party nationally and secure nearly every statewide office.
December 23, 2022
How Young People Shaped 2022
From abortion rights activism to climate strikes to labor unionization, here are some of the movements that mattered most to students this year.