If You’re Not Fit For College, What Are You Fit For?

For high school students lacking the skills necessary for college, the path to a living wage isn't as simple as "training in the vocations." ...
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#BlackPoetsSpeakOut, But Is America Listening?

"I am a black poet who will not remain silent while this nation murders black people. I have a right to be angry.” ...
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Young STIR: Witches, Wizards, And The Wage Gap

In literature, Hollywood, and hometowns, women are still undervalued in comparison to their male peer ...
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Women: Claim Your Share of the Sharing Economy

Women and men are socialized to use public spaces differently, and it may take both to help change that ...
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The Art Of Conflict

When death threats closed Pittsburgh's Conflict Kitchen, public outcry helped the restaurant reopen and continue its mission ...
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Nuns: The Environmental Movement’s Most Powerful Ally?

The Sisters of Loretto fought developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline and succeeded in protecting their Kentucky homeland ...
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My STIR: On Forgiveness, Trust, and Desire (Part Two)

In response to Elizabeth Switaj's piece on forgiveness culture, Deborah Marcus continues her story of abuse and survival ...
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It May Be Time To Repurpose The Pit Bull

Rather than consigning unwanted pit bulls to life — or death — in shelters, why not put their skills to use? ...
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My STIR: On Forgiveness, Trust, and Desire (Part One)

In response to Elizabeth Switaj's piece on forgiveness culture, Deborah Marcus shares her story of abuse and survival ...
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Young STIR: The Transgender Youth Movement

A transgender teen reaches out to uneducated adults and questioning youth about the painful effects of a disapproving society ...
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2014: The Year We Put “Just” In Front Of Malaria

Unchecked privilege, fear, and nationalism perpetuate an illusion of separateness, preventing the eradication of infectious disease ...
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For My Child, Actions Teach Louder Than Words

Schools that focus primarily on language skills can marginalize children who learn more easily by engaging in physical, play-based activitie ...
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I Didn’t Breastfeed And My Kids Are Healthy And Happy

Women who can't nurse — or choose not to — shouldn't be pressured or judged ...
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The Deep Web: The Internet Most People Don’t Know About

The Deep Web is not accessible through search engines. Its variety of uses may surprise you ...
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Why I Reject Forgiveness Culture

For trauma survivors, there are many paths to healing and moving forward in life. Why demand that survivors forgive their abusers? ...
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