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How We Got an All-Gender Bathroom

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I joined my school’s Gender Sexuality Extra (GSX) club with my friend Laura at the beginning of junior year. We are both part of the LGBTQ community and wanted to join a group that is accepting of everyone’s differences. At the first meeting, we all went around in a circle and said our names and […]

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Marching for a Future

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On Friday, September 20, 16-year-old climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg addressed thousands of high schoolers who had walked out of school in New York City. The crowd of demonstrators, which the mayor’s office estimated at 60,000, had marched through the streets of Lower Manhattan to protest the destruction of their future. […]

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The 13-Year-Old Striking to Save the Planet

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As I walked toward United Nations Plaza, I noted the quiet surrounding the bench Alexandria Villaseñor was sitting on. Every Friday for the last 16 weeks, wrapped up in her sleeping bag on particularly icy days, the 13-year-old has planted herself here to protest government inaction about climate change. Like many activitsts, Alexandria has a […]

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Students of Color Protest an ‘Unrecognized Culture of Bias’

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Last February at Ethical Culture Fieldston, a private school in the Riverdale section of the Bronx which runs from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, a video made a few years ago resurfaced and went viral. In the clip, three apparently intoxicated White male students repeat the phrase “crack n-gger.” The school said it was disciplining the […]

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