Category: News

Bringing New Voices to Florida

While getting legislation in during the 2018 legislative year didn’t happen, there are supporters in Florida who are looking forward to bringing it to next year’s legislative session. Part of that hope comes from the fact that there are many...

/ March 8, 2018

Amplifying Teen Voices on Education and Tech

The past couple months have been hectic, but we are finally getting in the thick of it. This year for my Active Voice project I’m working with 9th grade girls at Foshay High School to create a mini podcast series....

/ March 4, 2018

Free Expression as Art in Lubbock, Texas

As an Active Voice fellow, I was given the opportunity to connect with local high school students in Lubbock, Texas. For my project, I wanted to give these students an outlet to express themselves freely where they wouldn’t have to...

/ March 2, 2018

Not Your Typical Summer Job

Elise Takahama is a rising junior at Boston University and serves as the managing editor of The Daily Free Press, a campus paper. This summer, for eight short weeks, I had the opportunity to write for the Pasadena Star-News, the...

/ September 4, 2017

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Paula Pecorella

An extensive background check on Active Voice fellow Paula Pecorella will reveal that she was arrested at seventeen. This has led to some uncomfortable conversations with employers, she said, but she can explain. As a senior, Pecorella led an investigation...

/ August 25, 2017

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Savannah Robinson

When a group of Oakland High School boys created an Instagram account targeting her friends, Active Voice fellow Sabby Robinson took to the airwaves to talk about sexual harassment. At the time, Robinson was a graduating senior at Oakland High...

/ August 25, 2017