On Covering DACA, from one undocumented student journalist

It’s been a little over a week since I revealed publicly for the first time that I’m undocumented. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will be rescinded, a current editor of my high school newspaper reached out to me. She asked me, as a former editor-in-chief of the publication, to write something to our community. She wanted my help localizing national news. I agreed.

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Paula Pecorella

An extensive background check on Active Voice fellow Paula Pecorella will reveal that she was arrested at seventeen. This has led to some uncomfortable conversations with employers, she said, but she can explain. As a senior, Pecorella led an investigation on her school’s security procedure as the managing editor for Paw Prints, the West Islip… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Paula Pecorella

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Savannah Robinson

When a group of Oakland High School boys created an Instagram account targeting her friends, Active Voice fellow Sabby Robinson took to the airwaves to talk about sexual harassment. At the time, Robinson was a graduating senior at Oakland High and intern at Youth Radio, a California Bay Area-based radio outlet for young people. On… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Savannah Robinson

Student journalist challenges University of Wisconsin for records in investigation of professor

When a professor was pulled out of a lecture and suddenly stopped teaching his other classes, Alex Nemec, a student journalist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, filed records requests to find out why. Nemec has encountered two hurdles to accessing records, the first imposed by the University and the second by the professor himself.

What Not to Wear: A Yearbook Edition

For many rising seniors, the summer leading into the school year is one of preparing to finally graduate: drafting college applications, studying for standardized tests, and taking senior portraits. For Grace Goble at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill., she’s spent hers a little unconventionally: petitioning her school administration. After taking her senior… Continue reading What Not to Wear: A Yearbook Edition