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DACA: Undocumented kids, uncertain futures

Since it was founded, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has been defined by a singular mission statement—to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants. Yet, just last month, the Trump administration revised the USCIS’s mission statement to lawful enforcement of our

Love shouldn’t hurt: dating abuse in school

Me too. It was a simple statement that created a movement on social media, then radiated outward to thousands of empowered individuals who are continuing to voice their outrage over sexual assault, speak out in favor of gender equality and refuse excuses for violence against

What not to wear: how to avoid unethical brands

Adidas, Forever 21, Walmart, Zara, Urban Outfitters, H&M. What do all these stores have in common—other than being heavily frequented this holiday season? The unfortunate reality is that they all use sweatshop labor, underpay workers or in some other way mistreat their employees. Human exploitation

Parental pressure in the eyes of NHS students

For Northwood students, stress isn’t a temporary event—it’s a state of being. I can hardly name even a fraction of the stressors in our lives: tests, quizzes, essays, homework, college applications, performances, conferences, games, tournaments…and, unfortunately, parents. Too often, students remain silent about the pressure