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Gender Equality
Grade 6

Women’s Inequality

Hey! My name is Amyah, I am in the 6th grade. I attend Achievement Prep. I am an honor roll student. When I get older I don’t want to worry about my future getting compromised because of a pay gap! I want to be a doctor and don’t want to be discriminated against because of […]

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Education
Grade 7

Suspension Bias

Imagine sitting in a middle school class, seeing a white and black girl talking over the teacher. Imagine the teacher walking over to the white girl and saying, “Sally, it’s ok, you’re just inquisitive.” Imagine the teacher walking towards the black girl, and yells, “you are interrupting the class, and you will be sent to […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 10

The Struggle to Keep Abortion Legal

With a change in presidency, abortion access rights are being threatened. Republicans tend to support pro-life, and, therefore, want to reinstate anti-abortion laws. With a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate to support Republican President Donald Trump, Roe V. Wade, a landmark court case that recognized, legislated, and protected pro-choice laws, is […]

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Government
Grade 8

The Right to Privacy

The police have been invading the privacy of citizens for years. Invasion of privacy is defined as the intrusion into the personal life of another, without just cause. A search or seizure that violates the Fourth Amendment will allow you to sue the police under the Civil Rights Act. Since the September 11th attacks, police […]

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Education
Grade 10

Let Me Learn

Human rights are intended for both male and female security, but for hundreds of years many have distinguished women’s rights from human rights. A basic human right that we all have, is a right to an education, so why are there over 60 million girls unable to attend school? Still being young, I myself have […]

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Government
Grade 10

Nuclear Crisis on the Horizon

A nuclear weapon is simply known as a weapon that uses nuclear energy to create an explosion. Nuclear weapons were invented on July 16, 1945 in the operation known as the Manhattan Project. Through the creation of the nuclear bomb, the US was able to have a swift victory over Japan in World War II. […]

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Environment
Grade 7

Habitats, Deforestation, and You

There are numerous reasons for the drop in habitats, one of the most prominent is deforestation for economic and agricultural reasons. Many aspects of our lives are affected by deforestation. Yet animals are one of the most influenced. “The analysis, the most comprehensive to date, indicates that animal populations plummeted by 58% between 1970 and […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 8

Tampon Tax

I know that I am lucky to be a girl in the United States, especially when menstruation is concerned. I have access to everything I need to manage my menstrual health and hygiene. However, girls and women are marginalized by the fact that feminine hygiene products are subject to the luxury tax. The tax makes […]

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Justice System
Grade 10

Mass Incarceration of Black Males

Why is it that black men get sent to jail more often for a non-violent drug offense than a white man? A white man would be able to walk away as a free man, while a Black man would have to serve some type of sentence in the prison system. This injustice causes Black men […]

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Gun Control
Grade 10

The Need for New Gun Control Restrictions

Did you know that there have been at least 1,216 mass shootings in America since the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting and firearm deaths in America totaled more than 32,000 in 2013 (Lopez)? In America, there are approximately two hundred seventy million firearms possessed by civilians but only 897,000 are carried by police (Karp, Aaron […]

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Healthcare
Grade 10

Let’s Lessen Teen Pregnancy

What if your sister, your daughter, or any teen girl you cared about suddenly got pregnant? My old friend got pregnant at a young age and that is when I realized it’s a very real thing. I had never seen teen pregnancy first-hand, especially someone I knew, and so I want to try and advocate […]

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Government
Grade 10

The Voice of the People

Did you know that 62% of Americans want to abolish the Electoral College (Matthews 2016)? The Electoral College is not a place! It is a body of people representing the states of the U.S. who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. Every state gets one electoral vote for each […]

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