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Marching for our lives: “Show up, stand up, speak up”

A few weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, where 17 students were killed on February 14, 2018,...

How I found my voice

The rainbow flag in my dining room makes me giddy, even when I am cranky before my morning class on a Monday. I live...

Finding a home in the unknown

Home is a funny thing. As we get older, the places we call home multiply — starting off as the singular house on a...

Building fences to destroy borders

The sounds of taxis honking and people talking fade into the background as I step in. A reflection of myself in the distorted mirror...

My unspoken debt

I was supposed to write this article three weeks ago. But every time I sat down to write it, I would be enveloped by...

What’s America without Dreamers?

In the midst of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, another national disaster has occurred this month. It is not one that will bring high...

Inmates’ right to learn

Every year, more than 650,000 people leave prison and return to communities across America. In most situations, they are lucky to be released with...

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