Archives for the ‘Featured’ Category

Political Prisoners Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera to be Released

May 6th, 2017 • Category: Featured, Nation & World

In his final days in office this January, former President Barack Obama set the ground for two important political prisoners to be released this month.

Why Care About the First Amendment?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Featured

What has having First Amendment rights meant for those fighting for social justice, and for young people?

Reporting in Danger

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Featured

Janna Jihad Ayyad is a ten-year-old reporter who lives in the West Bank. She records videos on her camera and reports on social media about what is happening in her village.

Keeping Native Languages Alive

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Featured

Native communities are fighting to keep their languages alive. Linguists predict more than half of the world’s indigenous languages will disappear in the next 100 years. Hawaii’s native language almost did.

Scales of Justice After Justice Scalia

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Featured

Why is the future of the Supreme Court important? How will the Supreme Court fill the hole on the bench? What will happen now?

Here Comes Generation Z

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Featured

A 2015 study shows that Generation Z is more open-minded and has more progressive values than millennials, especially around gender and sexuality.

Justice Department Defends the Poor

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Featured

On March 14, Vanita Gupta and Lisa Foster, members of the U.S. Department of Justice, sent a letter to local court systems in the United States saying it’s unconstitutional that they put poor defendants in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines and fees.

Refugee Team at 2016 Summer Olympics

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Featured

For a handful of refugee athletes, this year’s Summer Olympics will offer a chance to build a new life.

Weird and Wacky Weather: is El Niño to blame?

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Featured

The 2015-16 El Niño has been one of the three strongest in recorded history, with serious problems like famine, floods and sickness resulting from strange weather patterns, rain and temperature. But what is El Niño? How is it related to climate change?

Teen Siblings Create App for Social Justice

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Featured

Three teenage siblings created an award-winning app that allows citizens to rate and track interactions with police officers.