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Phoebe Prince: Another Bullying Victim Suicide

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Phoebe Prince: Another Bullying Victim Suicide

There's a lot that could be said about what happened to poor Phoebe Prince that has all been said before, but it bears repeating, as these bully victim suicides have got to stop. Phoebe Prince, a new arrival at South Hadley High School from a ...

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The Endless Crazy Ray’s Campaign

NYRA is deeply invested in addressing real-life instances of discrimination. For more than a year, NYRA staff has been involved in pursuing a discrimination complaint against Crazy Ray's Autoparts, a small chain of autosalvage yards located in Maryland. The complaint stems from a policy that ...

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Chance to Win Money in Razoo’s March Goodness

NYRA is competing in the Razoo NIT. A March Madness themed online fundraising contest for small nonprofits. In order to compete, charities must have an operating budget below $250,000. Due to the level of competition and our great online support this is a great opportunity ...

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NYRA Supports Lawsuit Against New York City Police Department

NYRA has offered its full support to the New York Civil Liberties Union’s (NYCLU) suit against New York City’s school safety officers over excessive force and wrongful arrests of students. The lawsuit documents numerous incidents in which students engaged in non-criminal conduct were handcuffed, arrested ...

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Constance McMillen and the Cancelled Prom

I'm sure by now we've all heard the case of Constance McMillen, the high school student who, after being told she could not bring her girlfriend as her prom date nor wear a tuxedo, she got the ACLU involved and the school was forced not ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – March 2010

We had our second #16tovote on the 16th yesterday, and it was even bigger than last month's! #16tovote on the 16th is our monthly event on Twitter to raise awareness of lowering the voting age by tweeting about the voting age throughout the day with ...

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Compromising Yourself Out of a Cause

While intermittently glancing up at the Academy Awards show last night, noticed an immediately annoying commercial. The scene panned around a very messy bedroom, while the song "16 Going on 17" from the Sound of Music was playing. Alright, so right off the bat, we're ...

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Voting at 16 in Spain?

Looks like Spain may be the next country to recognize the validity of the youth voice by lowering their voting age to 16! The secretary of the Joventut de la Generalitat, Eugeni Villalbí, believes that if at age 16 can decide to abort children, work, ...

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March Forth, Students!

Today is an amazing day for college students! In a nutshell, after enduring months to years of tuition hikes, lowering education quality, and numerous other injustices, especially in California where the state's financial troubles have really hit hard lately, the students have had enough and ...

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The Wrong to Remain Silent

My law professor said something today that resonated with me. He said: You only possess the rights that you assert. In other words, liberty is no longer (if it ever truly was) the default in our society. In a nation that ever increasingly exhibits aspects ...

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NYRA Mourns Passing of John Taylor Gatto

Renowned critic of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto passed away this week at the age of 82.  A teacher for 30 years, he achieved notoriety after...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Portland Student Rights Union joins NYRA to address Student Rights

Members of Portland Student Rights Union - A NYRA Chapter We originally started the Portland Student Rights Union (SRU) in October 2017 to protest the administration...

BY Portland Student Rights Union
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18 Years Is Half My Life

Time speeds up A year represents less perceived time to someone in their 90s than it does to someone in their teens. You can see how...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Portland Student Rights Union joins NYRA to address Student Rights

Members of Portland Student Rights Union - A NYRA Chapter We originally started the Portland Student Rights Union (SRU) in October 2017 to protest the administration...

BY Portland Student Rights Union
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18 Years Is Half My Life

Time speeds up A year represents less perceived time to someone in their 90s than it does to someone in their teens. You can see how...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Generation X

I recently found a secondhand book called, The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Generation X, by Bruce Tulgan. The publication date was 1997 — not surprising, as...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun, And Drags When You’re Young

When I talk to people about lowering the voting age to 16 or lowering the drinking age to 18 they often say “Why the rush? Two...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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NYRA Mourns Passing of John Taylor Gatto

Renowned critic of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto passed away this week at the age of 82.  A teacher for 30 years, he achieved notoriety after...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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