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The Stories We Tell: Adopting From a Troubled Country

Adele Barker-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Pacific Standard. “Sometimes when I am standing in front of my class explaining that essays need a well-developed argument and a conclusion I feel disingenuous. My story…
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Designers Can Help Save the Planet

Elle McMahon-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Pacific Standard. “Earlier this spring I took a look at the draft of the National Climate Change Assessment, which was posted online for public comment. I…
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Racism 101: Let’s Talk About Diversity and Prejudice in America’s Public Schools

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Pacific Standard. “The NBA did the right thing in punishing Donald Sterling with a lifetime NBA ban and a $2.5 million fine. Perhaps this will inspire more…
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Why So Many Children of Immigrants Are Going Hungry

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Pacific Standard. “Last Tuesday, University of Arizona student and U.S. citizen Cynthia Diaz started a hunger strike with three other immigration activists outside the White House…
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The Wolves in Our Dogs: Are We Trying to Protect the Species Because They’re So Much Like Man’s Best Friend?

Diana Liverman-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Pacific Standard. “When Olympian Kate Hansen tweeted a video of a wolf roaming the corridors of her dorm in Sochi, the media lit up with extended…
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Stop Hoarding All of That Hazardous Waste

Carmen Marriott—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Pacific Standard. “Every flu season we seem to hear about a new downside to hand sanitizer. Here's another: When you throw it away, it becomes hazardous waste…
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