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[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  


[OP-ED]: The bumpy road to adulthood

 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.

Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried -- so far in vain -- to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: El accidentado camino a la adultez

 04/27/2017 - 10:18
El alto desempleo de la Gran Recesión sin duda hizo que muchos de los jóvenes volvieran a casa de sus padres. El número real de jóvenes entre 18 y 34 años viviendo en casa de los padres sumó 24 millones en 2015. Dos tercios dicen que están contentos con su vida familiar.

El camino a la adultez no es lo que solía ser. Hay una gran brecha entre el fin de la adolescencia y el comienzo de la adultez: un período en que millones de muchachos en la veintena y en la treintena tienen muchas de las libertades de la adultez sin todas las responsabilidades. Los científicos sociales trataron—hasta ahora en vano—de dar un nombre a esta nuevo estadio de la vida, pero nadie debe cuestionar su importancia.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

May brings high risk of suicide among high school and college students

 05/31/2010 - 16:59
May brings high risk of suicide among high school and college students

It's that time of the year. The time of the year when the pressures of grades, final papers, home stresses and uncertainty about the future combine with youthful angst to create life-threatening hazardous conditions.

The time of year when my teacher and professor friends are happy the school year is almost over but lamenting the number of students in their classes who are missing finals because they've been hospitalized with stress-related ailments or full-blown depression.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda