As some American students crowd Copenhagen for the U.N. climate summit, Ohio students are still working at home to kick coal off of their campuses. Over 25 students from around Ohio continued work begun at a regional Power Shift conference in November, gathering at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus this past weekend. Students slept outside and hosted speakers to help plan for clean energy.
Mattie Reitman, the founder of the Ohio Student Environmental Coalition, spoke about Ohio’s coal-centered history.
“We need to obliterate the false assumption that dismantling our coal indus
By Levi Pine
Subprime lending may have brought the world financial market to the brink of ruin, but several higher education advocacy organizations argue student lenders are continuing the same practices.
In a report released Dec. 1, “Subpriming Our Students: Why We Need a Strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency,” the organizations outline the need for borrower protection in the student loan industry. The report was produced by U.S. PIRG, the United States Student Association (USSA), and Demos, groups that advocate for students and consumer protection.
The study showed that
By Meryl Dakin and Levi Pine
Now that the dust has settled on the roughly 7,000 person strong G-20 protest at the University of Pittsburgh, many are crying foul over police conduct towards student protesters and bystanders.
Last week, protesters from around the country, many of whom were college students, demonstrated outside the G-20 economic summit held at the University of Pittsburgh campus. Among their objections to the meetings were complaints that such important economic decisions are made by a handful of people behind closed doors.
While the protest itself has gotten wide
By Jose Requena
A number of incidents on campuses across the country suggest that
Muslim students are finding it harder to go about daily life. In these
times of conflict, Muslim students are facing prejudices and legal
loopholes in the pursuit of their education.
incidents ranged from notes full of religious and cultural slurs to—in
perhaps the most extreme example of discriminatory vengeance—a U Mass
Amherst student falsely accusing a Muslim student of terrorist plotting
to the National Security Agency (NSA). This semester, Muslim students
are experiencing troubl
Sparkling ocean water, warm sunshine, electrifying music and the color of pink showering tens of thousands of people. Those are just some of the images on race day during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The Race for the Cure is a massive event that takes place every year in several locations across the United States. The West Palm Beach race is the largest Race for the Cure in Florida.
The race includes several activities, from a
Sam (henceforward NSNS): In my blog, I reported on efforts to counteract the effects of Hosty vs. Carter. When he was attending Green River Community College, student journalist Brian Schraum tried to get his school to implement an anti-censorship policy. When they refused to do so, he took his fight to Washington. Olympia, Washington, that is. He helped introduced a powerful anti-censorship bill that extends protections to high school students as well as college students. Schraum is now a student at Washington State University. NSNS sat him down for an interview:
By Michaelia Fosses, NSNS Staff Writer
Two young men walk down a dirt road, seemingly in chase of two boys playing soccer barefoot with a homemade ball. A few children gather to look on.
This is just one of the many photos from Project Focus, a student organization and traveling photography exhibit whose first show features photos taken by 16 children living in the slums around Kampala, Uganda.
Patricia Blauvelt, a junior communication major at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Public Relations Director for Project Focus, says the group’s goal was giving a voice to an o
By Jose Requena
A story that has been developing these past weeks reveals an ugly side to the student loan industry. As has been reported in several media outlets, the $85 billion student loan industry is under investigation for giving university officials kickbacks for companies’ placement on “preferred lender” lists. The investigation, which began in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, showed (and continues to show) that students seeking financial advice from their schools would be referred to “preferred” companies regardless of better deals or lower interest rates elsewhe
By Michaelia Fosses
The first night after its publication, an article about an on-campus
rape was cut out of a student newspaper at Notre Dame de Namur
Students, reporters, and staff members at the California school woke
one morning in January to find that the article had been cut out of
about 500 copies of their newspaper The Argonaut. Between 1,200 and 1,400 copies the paper are usually printed for the school.
Editor Emeritus Erik Oeverndiek said that he received e-mails from
students asking the story not be printed before the paper decided to