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Issue #228 (September/October 2011) issue cover
Toxic Beauty

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You can't swim or fish in Brooklyn's polluted canal, but the EPA and a handful of concerned citizens are working hard to clean it up. (full text)

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Donald wonders why his job applications go unanswered—until a job training program teaches him what it means to be professional. (full text)

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Many New York City high school grads need extra help before they're ready for college classes. This can hurt their chances of ever earning a degree from CUNY or other colleges. (full text)

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Marco is suspicious when his English class turns into a sales pitch for DeVry University. Doing research, he finds plenty of reasons to distrust this and other for-profit colleges. (full text)

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This teen-friendly guide to the Occupy Wall Street movement—with accompanying videos—explains the financial inequality that activists are protesting. (full text)
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