Traps of Voluntourism: How to avoid harming when you're trying to help

It’s April again and students’ summer schedules are booking up.High school students are scrambling for an enriching summer program that they can put on their college applications and volunteering abroad sounds like the perfect fit.  In recent years, there has been a rise of Palo Alto High School students who attend service abroad programs. Just…

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Housing is a Human Right: Exploring the depths of the Affordable Housing Crisis in the Bay Area

Affordable Housing Crisis  The Bay Area. Home of numerous tech companies and innovations. These factors entice people to move to the Bay Area, but only a lucky few who have struck gold are able to stay. With Bay Area real estate prices on an exponential rise, many struggle to find affordable housing, especially those who…

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#Activism: Social media and its impact on social activism

Online activism, also known as “hashtag activism,” has reached millions of people across the world. Hashtag   activism allows anyone who has access to the internet to become active civic participants, something that was not possible just a couple decades ago. A notorious example of online activism in motion was the #IceBucketChallenge in 2014, which…

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