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What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most? Students Weigh In

2014 has brought on many events that will change the world forever. Students shared what they felt were the most important/impactful events of 2014.

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California Student Editorial Cartoon Contest: And the Winners Are …

Civics in the Community | December 15, 2014

California Student Editorial Cartoon Contest: And the Winners Are …

High school students across California this fall created and entered editorial cartoons in a contest that included schools from Chula Vista down south to Ukiah up north. See the winners here.

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Panopticon [Youth-Produced Documentary]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Panopticon [Youth-Produced Documentary]

This short youth-produced documentary illustrates an interesting perspective on consumer surveillance, as it parallels modern government to the Panopticon, a type of institutional building designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014.

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Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 23 Comments

Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Recently the grand jury made a decision to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Students discuss whether justice was served in the grand jury hearing.

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Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Arts | December 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of Feminist Frequency, a website that analyzes patriarchy and misogyny in pop culture, has suffered all sorts of harassment for her successful video series. Harassers and angry gamers have made rape, bomb, and even death threats to Sarkeesian. You can read more about it in last week’s Do Now entitled Are Women […]

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Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | 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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Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Recently, San Francisco voters were given the chance to vote for or against Proposition E, a proposition involving a tax on soda and sugary drinks in the amount of $0.02 per ounce. Would sugary drink tax discourage people from buying unhealthy drinks and increase people’s general health? Should such a tax be implemented around the country?

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How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | 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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Belonging in Transition

Bay Area Youth Media Network | 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

Civics in the Community | 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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