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Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience
by Kate Stringer
A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
It’s Not Really About Bathrooms: Why the Trans Fight is About Human Rights
by Eesha Pandit
What can counter the hate-filled narratives that are surrounding equal rights ordinance campaigns? The LGBT movement and its allies must amplify and center the voices of Transgender people.
Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
by Elizabeth Hopper
Research shows that giving money away may be as good for your blood pressure as exercise and a healthy diet.
Why Not Getting Married Is Smart Economics For Women
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
More people than ever before are choosing not to get married. And for women, that can actually be a good thing.
Every Girl's Right
Describe how you would feel if you were forcibly banned from going to school tomorrow—and indefinitely. What would you do?
One Boy’s Highly Illogical Behavior: A Twist on Mental Illness in Literature
by S.E. Smith
In his new book, John Corey Whaley tackles the subject of mental illness and challenges stigmas that keep many teen boys from seeking help with depression and anxiety.
Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Sarah van Gelder
Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.
“They” and the Emotional Weight of Words
by Cole
Even in the smallest of interactions—like how we use pronouns—we can create connections that allow us to challenge one another on our assumptions about gender.
Only Six Years After BP Oil Disaster, Gulf Coast Is Faced With New Drilling
by Kate Stringer
Still recovering from the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf Coast activists battle the threat of new offshore oil wells.
“Evil World Banking” Explained
by Yessenia Funes
In less than two minutes, John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, explains how corporations can take over entire nations through predatory loans and debt collection.
Tiny Houses Are Cute, But Can You Actually Cook a Meal in One?
by Ellie Lillstrom
As an avid cook I wondered what orchestrating a sizable meal would be like in the two-burner kitchen of a 250-square-foot home. So I gave it a try with my favorite recipe.
"What We Fear" Middle School Winner Deedee Jansen
Read Deedee's essay, "How Do You Spell: Afriad, Dislexsa, Faer," about how people's biases toward dyslexia can lock her in a cage, but having dyslexia can also be a blessing for seeing things differently.
"What We Fear" High School Winner Clair Williamson
by Clair Williamson
Read Clair's essay, "A Different Kind of Relapse" about how her struggle with depression has motivated her to accept the love and kindness of those around her.
"What We Fear" University Winner Dion Medina
by Dion Medina
Read Dion's essay, "Chronic Pain," about sacrificing an active lifestyle—and inheriting an unthinkable future—to manage avascular necrosis, a disease that causes bone to slowly die.
"What We Fear" Powerful Voice Winner Jazmyn Bryant
by Jazmyn Bryant
Read Jazmyn's essay, "A Serf in the Midst of Feudalism" about personally confronting racial injustice, and how necessary it is to act collectively for a reformed system.