I believe the effect of poetry is abstract. I believe in a metaphor’s capacity to break past the surface, to connect with an audience’s humanity, to cut at someone’s emotions and appeal to their morality and empathy.Read more "Art as Combat for Social Justice"
We are the generation of movers and shakers. We are the generation to create revolutions out of rubble, crafting invincible change out of institutional oppression. As you develop your social movement to positively impact your campus, community, state or nation, it is important to develop key values of what you stand for, what you hope to achieve, and why your work mattersRead more "Five Core Values Your Social Movement Needs"
Behold the classic college crisis: upon walking across the graduation stage, enjoying the sweet sun of the summer, and finally entering college in the fall, you realize that you spent the last four years completely unprepared for the circumstances you encounter in a university.Read more "Five Ways Public High Schools Are Failing to Prepare Students for College"
It’s time to take a hard look at how we view mainstream media in the United States. Freedom of the press or oppressive? You decide.Read more "What the Corporate Media Doesn’t Want You to Know"
Laughter is more important than you think. In fact, it might even change your life. Here’s why.Read more "The Unexpected Key to the Better Future You’ve Been Waiting For"
Many people don’t think youth are capable of enacting change. These facts beg to differ.Read more "The Surprising Truth About Youth and Social Activism"
Bassim Eledath is on a mission to change the world through Maverick Youth. Find out how here.Read more "Meet Bassim Eledath: The Founder of Maverick Youth Determined to Change the World"
A foreign language education matters. Here’s why its important that Americans know how to say more than, “Where is the bathroom?” in a foreign language.Read more "Why Do American High Schools Not Value Languages?"
Aged and wizened adults kindly remind me that I am no longer ten and cannot, in fact, pretend that I can be whatever I want. The construction paper posters and crayon awards that plastered my walls in elementary school are now obsolete little lies that are quietly slipped in with Thursday’s trash.Read more "The Fairytale of Growing Up"
July 10th 2015: the day that dramatically changed the life of every young Greek Cypriot around the age of 18 for good. Around that time of the year every adolescent of the 1997 generation, was called by the government to serve in the Cypriot National Guard and fulfil his army conscription for the next 2 […]Read more "A Soldier’s Perspective of the Cypriot Military : A Conflicted Legacy"