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Beyond Legal Definitions, What Makes a Family?

A piece about Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old lesbian who was killed in a hate crime in Newark, NJ.

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Spring and Students’ Thoughts Turn to Tuition

A commentary about Shayla Price, a high school student who typed in the words “minority scholarships” in a Google search and after a year of hard work and dozens of applications was awarded $100,000 to pay for her education.

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Voter ID Laws: Necessity Or Burden?

A commentary on new voter ID laws: Do you know what they are in your state?

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