The once-cheap road trip used to be a staple of college life; not so these days. Gasoline prices are reaching record highs and students are rethinking traveling plans as gas money is stretched thin. Northern Arizona University’s independent paper, Jack Central, investigates student views on the intersection of renewable energy sources and independence from foreign oil, and spring break travel.
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The American Civil Liberties Union has recently sent out letters to 32 state registrars urging them to allow students to register to vote where they attend school. The ACLU also sent emails to college newspapers asking them to alert students to the problems they may encounter when registering and to let students know that they may contact the ACLU for assistance. In 2000, the ACLU criticized the registrar
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Wayne State University met to discuss a new campaign for their school to divest from defense corporations. Wayne State’s SDS is coordinating their divestment efforts with students at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University who are pushing for the same at their schools. In a largely symbolic move, the Student Government of American University has voted against the University policy of allowing military recruiters on campus saying that it runs counter to the school’s nondiscrimination policy. The move is in criticism of the mi
Three students at the University of New Hampshire were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct in protest of a Genocide Awareness Project display. The GAP is a group that "exhibits large photo murals comparing aborted babies with Jewish Holocaust victims, African Americans killed in racist lynching, Native Americans exterminated by the U.S. army, etc., to illuminate the conceptual similarities which exist between abortion and more widely recognized forms of genocide." The women were members of Operation: Respect, a nonpartisan group formed in response to the controversial GAP.
Are young people today apathetic? Do they engage in politics in a different way
than their parents? A new research paper
by CIRCLE and a book by a student at Stanford explore the politics of the
20-year-old David Kernell, a student at the University of Tennessee, has been served an FBI search warrant for allegedly hacking into vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin’s private email accounts. The breach of Governor Palin’s email account is significant because she used her private account to conduct state business.
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The Young Conservatives of Texas hosted a speech by Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a group involved in helping in the discovery of illegal border activity. About 30 protesters, including students and community members, gathered to protest the group, which they believe is racist.
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Our last issue highlighted the first article in a three-part series on campus activism at Notre Dame University—now parts two and three. The second article in the series examines experiential differences between the protests of the 1970s and those of today. The third article takes a look at the methods of protest Notre Dame students are using as well as the issues they are tackling.
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Arizona voters recently passed Proposition 300, a ballot initiative that makes it significantly more difficult for undocumented students to attend Arizona’s state schools. Prop 300 affects tuition rates for undocumented students, and it prevents such students from receiving state-related grants, tuition waivers, financial aid, and other monetary assistance. And the “Why Should I Care?”: Prop 300 and Michigan’s anti-affirmative action Prop 2 present something of a trend in state voters determining aid and admissions policies at state schools.