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National service can transform our country again, in many ways

Elizabeth Slater, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Fulcrum. “National service programs are uniquely poised to address the significant challenges we face at this moment in our country’s history.”

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Local Opinion: Dear white people: Don’t withdraw from tough conversations on race

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. “This message is for white people who are upset and feeling paralyzed right now. This message is not for people of color, black folks, indigenous, or other people suffering from institutional racism.”

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Social media — the 21st century’s strategic weapon of mass destruction

Erin Russ, 2019-2020 fellow. This piece was originally posted on The Hill. “According to researchers, almost half of the tweets discussing the virus appear to be bots, including approximately 620 of the 1,000 most active accounts and 41 of the top 50. Further, the study indicated that the botnets and influence activities line up with the Russian…

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Local Opinion: Our America of action, progress

Kathleen Bethel, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “Two hundred fifty years ago, our forefathers laid the groundwork for a revolution to establish a new nation. If we were building this nation today, here is what I hope our America could be.”

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WHITE AMERICA HAS NEVER LEARNED TO CARE FOR BLACK PEOPLE

Jennifer Roth-Gordon, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Visible Magazine. “What makes it so difficult for white people to value black lives? What will it take for white Americans to view George Floyd not just as a tragic historic event but as a person they could know and want to care for?”

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How to save the class of 2020

Abra McAndrew, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Hill. “Thanks to a virtual commencement season, members of the Class of 2020 wondering “Now what?” could use some of their new found free time to benefit from the advice of all sorts of successful people. “

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Tucson Opinion: George Floyd’s killing has white people appalled, black people exhausted

Arianna Sholes-Douglas, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published to the Arizona Daily Star. “Several of my white friends have reached out to me to ask how they can help during this time. Some suggested that I advertise myself more fervently as a black-owned business. Some understandably want advice on helping them navigate this world…

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Tucson sixth-grader: The pros and cons of learning from home

Zachary Crimmins, 2020. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. “As a sixth-grader who has been participating in school from home for over six weeks, I have figured out that some things about it are good and others aren’t so good. We can definitely learn from this and use our experiences to…

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4 Immune-Boosting Tips From an Integrative Medicine Expert

Victoria Maizes-2014-2105 Fellow. This piece was first published on Elemental. “While many scientists and researchers are fervently searching for the critical, targeted antiviral or anti-inflammatory approach that will effectively treat people who become ill with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, not to mention a vaccine to prevent it altogether, a third strategy seeks…

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FROM ONE WHITE WOMAN TO ANOTHER: SELF-CARE IS NOT FOR US

Lauryn Bianco, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Visible Magazine. “I’m not the only one sheltering in a self-care bubble. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to proliferate throughout American life, we have seen a ramp-up of articles, ads and videos about self-care. True, isolation is inconvenient, difficult and sometimes, downright dangerous. The problem is…

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