Almost 10,000 Americans have been gunned down in this past year in which we've failed miserably to act, and we've hardly noticed. Such profound apathy is democracy's greatest enemy.
When most people think of gifting the younger people in their lives possible gift ideas that come to mind are the usual electronic or clothing items available, but while these items may fulfill are impulsive desires it's not what we really want.
Being a straight, bi-racial, teenage girl growing up in Northern California I'm often told that I don't understand the racial struggle faced by African-Americans, or that because I'm a teenager, I don't know about the "real issues." But that doesn't mean I can't stand up for someone else's rights.
A teenage girl is worth so much more than the amount of likes on her Instagram picture, or the amount of followers she has.
And what's the common core of sports? Right, be a team. Work together to get the results that you and your team wants. In order to do that, people need to regard others feelings, and put opinions off to the side. We have a game to win here people!
Different versions of this bill have been introduced to Congress since 1994. In other words, for more than my entire lifetime, America's lawmakers have struggled time and time again over the passage of an anti-discrimination bill.
With his red bandana, round glasses, and shoulder-length hair, activist, poet, and writer Tenzin Tsundue is often referred to as the "Tibetan Johnny Depp." He's one of the most recognizable faces in the Tibetan freedom movement, staging bold protests against the Chinese government.
What is it about The Great Gatsby that makes it so charming? How has a book written in the early 1920s withstood the trials of time nearly 90 years in the making?
I am now a quarter of the way done with my junior year, and a quarter of the way done with AP Psychology. Which, as I predicted, is by far my favorite class. But not for the reasons I thought it would be.
It was a struggle. The long drive to school, the tight space, bargain meals from the 99 cents stores -- it was a lifestyle I couldn't bear to live anymore, and one that I knew my family didn't want either.
Senior year. The year I have been waiting for all my life. Okay, that was a bit of an exaggeration -- probably not all my life, but a good chunk of it.
Right now, I'm running on four hours of sleep each day and I'm feeling physically exhausted, but mentally pumped! Ladies and gentlemen, will I make it to the end of the week with my grades, sleep and social life undisturbed?
The instant I walked into BizCamp at Rutgers Newark, I envisioned this becoming a life changing experience. As I first took the pulse of the room, I knew this opportunity would be the key in starting my own business.
The real question is, if you're doing your homework, checking Facebook and watching TV at the same time, are you really absorbing anything that's going on? The real answer is no, and that took me longer than I would like to admit to realize.
If 3D printing continues to advance the way it has, then it will change everybody's lives. No longer does it exist solely in dreams and imaginations. It is here and exponentially growing.
While we laud the Internet for its speed and its convenience, the darker side is often neglected or rarely discussed. The topic of cyberbullying is the elephant in the room.