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R-Rated Superhero Movies?

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R-Rated Superhero Movies?

Bob Chipman had a very interesting take over at ScreenRant on the rumored R-rated directors cut version of Superman V Batman to be included on the DVD. Put simply, as he does, he sees it as an awful idea and a perversion. His reasons are ...

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NYRA Endorses the Vote16SF Campaign

This letter was sent to the Vote16SF Campaign this week: The National Youth Rights Association strongly endorses the Vote16SF campaign to lower the voting age in San Francisco. We believe lowering the voting age will be good for young people, good for San Francisco and ...

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Senator kills effort to lower minimum age to hold Nebraska office

Nebraska state Sen. Tyson Larson's effort to reduce the age to serve as governor,  in the state legislature, or in other state offices to 18 died this week due to a filibuster by state Sen. Ernie Chambers. Even after Larson offered to remove offices other than ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – February 2016

This month marks the sixth anniversary of #16tovote on the 16th! We missed a few months in the middle there, but the tradition is back and going strong! This last month saw bills introduced in both Jersey City, NJ and in Canada. NYRA's own Hudson ...

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Answering the arguments against a lower voting age

Sixteen-year-olds can go to work, be taxed, drop out of school, be tried as adults, and operate motor vehicles. It makes sense to give them the vote. Here are some common arguments against it that simply do not hold up: “Young people do not know ...

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Summer & Fall 2016 Fellowship Program

National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) Summer & Fall 2016 Fellowship Program 3 openings Application deadline: February 29th, 2016 Download Fellowship Information in Word Founded in 1998, NYRA is a national non-profit dedicated to fighting for the civil rights and liberties of young people. Based in ...

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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...

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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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Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

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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Ageism and a Bike Thief: When We Should and Shouldn’t Respect Our Elders

I recently got into an argument with a stranger who was trying to cut through my bike lock with a torch. This was in the middle...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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A Brief Overview of the Problems with Teen Brain Science

Until very recently, I thought neuroscience had put up barriers to youth rights that no argument could cross. If the teenage brain is physically incapable of...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Making Common Cause Against Ageism

I was pleased to come across this article in the Washington Post today about the struggle against ageism. The article profiled Ashton Applewhite, an author and...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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The Incentive to Be Sick: Why many young people play along with diagnosis culture

  In his book, Teen 2.0, psychologist Robert Epstein gives an account of the medical profession’s complicity in the movement to marginalize young people: “In short,...

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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Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Schwarzenegger v Gamers – Help Us Fight Back

Arnold is trying to take away your games. Don't let him. California passed a law that would ban the sale of all "violent" video games to...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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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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