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Issue #232 (May/June 2012) issue cover
Activism
How do teens change the world today?

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Kelly joins her high school's Gay-Straight Alliance. Despite unpleasant reactions from some peers, she participates in annual awareness-raising events. (full text)

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Isaura compares herself to her curvy classmates, and is intimidated by their critiques of one another's looks. (full text)

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The "Dream Team," a student group at Juana's school, lobbies for New York's DREAM Act, a bill that would help undocumented students get state financial aid for college. (full text)

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Julijana is horrified by "Kony 2012," a video about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, and immediately shares the link on Facebook. However, after learning more about the viral video, she wonders if social media is an effective tool for activism. (full text)
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