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Start thinking about college before high school

Shari Bauman—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Deadlines for regular college applications generally fall between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1. That means high school seniors — and their school counselors — are putting the final touches …”

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Anyone can be part of the solution to eliminate mental health stigma

Evan Mendelson—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Four years after the tragic shooting in our community, it keeps on happening—in Aurora, in Newtown, in Santa Barbara. We feel helpless as we read the headlines …”

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Tweak the Americans With Disabilities Act Again

Cecile McKee—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “Last month, an autistic girl in California waited for 30 minutes to see a mall Santa only to be rejected because of her service dog, a pit bull named Pup-cake. Santa was allergic …”

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Latina Perspective: Fighting to breathe

Edna Meza Aguirre—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Latina Lista. “My kickboxing gym is in an abandoned warehouse in Tucson, the walls are exposed brick, fitting for a place that houses hitting, kicking, weightlifting, sweating, grunting, and powerful …”

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Why our new year’s resolutions are all wrong

Alexcis Spencer Lopez—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Quartz. “Losing weight is by far the most popular New Year’s resolution. Quitting smoking, stopping drinking, promising to save more money and hitting the gym …”

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Native Americans in Higher Education Are More Than Just an Asterisk

Amanda Tachine—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “A population that was nearly decimated from colonization is now growing and thriving. According to the 2010 Census, 5.2 million people in the U.S. identified as American Indian …”

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High Court to Rule on Violent Social Media Threats

Sheri Bauman—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Women’s eNews. “The U.S. Supreme Court for the first time is weighing a case involving social media, free speech and cyberthreats. The case is of particular importance to women …”

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ABLE: Opening doors of economic inclusion for persons with disabilities

Stephanie Parker—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Hill. “What if millions of persons with disabilities were able to Achieve a Better Life Experience? The ABLE Act provides a pathway to independence …not an entitlement …”

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3 ways to emotionally survive visits with family during holidays

Alexcis Spencer Lopez—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by CNN. “It always ends horribly,” my client tells me as she recalls previous family holidays. “Twenty-plus years of therapy and self-improvement up in smoke in less than 20 minutes …”

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10 years on, Sri Lanka still shows scars from the wrath of tsunami

Adele Barker—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Global Post. “Last year, I watched children running in and out of the waves on Sri Lanka’s southern shore. Life felt almost normal, almost as if the tsunami … had never happened …”

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