Tag: sustainable impact

Oct 17

Celebs Gone Good Part Two

Celebrities can create great publicity about an issue because they have the power to persuade people to take action towards a social cause. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, celebrities that used an unique opportunity to promote their social good causes. Many celebrities are often happy to use their …

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Jul 31

My Sea Turtle Story

I’ve wanted to write this story for a while, but never really knew where to start. How do you ever really define an entire experience with only a couple words? How do you write an article teaching a lesson that it took you yourself over ten months to understand? I’ve decided to start with the …

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Jul 25

10 Signs the Upcoming #APYDCON is Perfect for You!

The SISGI Group’s Alliance for Positive Youth Development is hosting the 2012 Best Practices for Youth Conference August 6-10, 2012. This great online professional development opportunity leverages technology and social media to share and connect with youth development professionals, educators and young people working on youth issues around the country. As a participant in this unique …

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Jul 24

A Culture of Violent Masculinity: Part Two

Searching For Answers in the Aurora, Colorado Shooting When something like the Aurora movie theatre massacre happens, the first question is always “why?”. Why did this happen? The brutal act of violence seems so senseless, so inexplicable. It’s hard to make sense of it all. However, the problem lays in our follow-up question- “how do …

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Jul 10

HPV Vaccine: No information for Men?

Have you heard of Human Papillomavirus or HPV? Some of us that have heard of the vaccine are probably even vaccinated against it, but do we really know anything else about it? The Human Papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease with multiple different strains. Some strains are naturally fought off by our body’s immune system. …

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Jul 06

What is the Purpose of Imprisonment?

Over the last month and a half I’ve written a lot about prison reform and the changes that I think are necessary to fix our system. But it occurred to me today that before we can implement any truly sustainable fixes there needs to be an attitudinal shift regarding the purpose of imprisonment. Right now …

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Jun 29

No Controversy – The fight for contraceptives

When you think about Women’s rights what comes to your mind? The right to receive an education? Abortion? What about the right to plan their own families? Whenever women’s reproductive and health rights are being discussed, there is always controversy surrounding this issue. Especially when it comes to using contraceptives, also known as birth control. …

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Jun 21

DREAMers Goal in Sight? Maybe

Immigration issues have been in the news a lot over the past few months. With this being an election year and the hispanic vote supposedly “up for grabs”, politicians from both parties have been trying their best to appear favorable to the immigrant community without isolating any of their other traditional supporters. But up until …

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Jun 12

Celebrating 100 Years with the Girl Scouts of America

The Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated their 100th anniversary this year on March 12th, making them one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the country. With approximately 3.2 million current members and 59 million alumnae, chances are good that either you or someone you know has been or still is a member …

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Jun 07

It’s Not Time to Retire the “Pink Collar” Label Just Yet

A recent study was released, which compared women’s median wages to those of men who held the same jobs. The study compared the 20 Most Common Occupations for Women with their male counterparts. Among the top five occupations on the list? Secretaries and administrative assistants. Elementary and middle school teachers. Registered nurses. Nursing, psychiatric, and …

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