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Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief? Students Weigh In

Last week, students were asked whether or not Obama should have granted deportation relief to over 5 million immigrants who meet certain criteria. They were asked, “Should the President have given deportation deferrals and work permits to undocumented immigrants whose children are American citizens?”

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How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Childhood obesity has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, making the need for healthier eating habits an important matter. This past week, students were asked, “How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?” Check out their responses.

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Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls? Students Weigh In

Today, there is a lot of controversy on whether one should be required to show ID at voting booths. But why? Many feel the ID requirement is put in place to prevent minorities and financially indebted U.S. citizens from voting at the polls.

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The Youth Vote is Important for Democracy to Thrive

Community Voices | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Youth Vote is Important for Democracy to Thrive

This past week, students were asked why it is important for young people to vote; what issues would influence their vote the most, and how can the youth influence the outcome of an election? Check out their responses

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Belonging in Transition

Community Voices | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Belonging in Transition

Everything is in transition: our earth, our neighborhoods, our bodies. In fact, Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Adolescents especially know this truth because their bodies rapidly develop between the ages of 10 and 19. According to the World Health Organization, it is second only to infancy in terms of physiological growth.

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A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

Community Voices | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

A lot of news stories recently have focused on race and law enforcement. Should the members of a police force reflect the larger population they serve?

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The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

Community Voices | September 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

In the past, diseases have had the ability to wipe out entire civilizations, and it’s still going on today. With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa becoming more of a menace, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Why should nations help fight against the outbreak? What are some challenges, and how can we, as an international community, overcome this? Last week, students from around the country shared their thoughts on what should be done in the fight against Ebola.

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BAYMN FEST 2014 – Oct. 17 & 18

Community Voices | September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

BAYMN FEST 2014 – Oct. 17 & 18

On October 17 & 18, the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) in partnership with KQED will present BAYMN FEST, a FREE two-day interactive showcase of media produced by young folks ages 12-24, hosted at the San Francisco Public Library. Join us!!

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Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

Community Voices | June 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?

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Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Community Voices | June 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Would you rather learn about how a computer works by reading about it or building one with your hands? Last week, we asked students to think about how they like to learn in our #DoNowMaker post.

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