Students Join "Occupy" Protests Around the Country
New York’s growing Occupy Wall Street movement has spread across the country, and students are attending rallies and even facing arrest. NGJ’s Christopher Carter and Alex Vincent report from one such rally in Seattle’s Westlake. READ IT @ NGJ
NextGen Journal's First Birthday!
Exactly one year ago, we launched NextGenJournal.com. At the time, we had a very small team and only a vague idea of what we were trying to do. One year later, our team now numbers over 100 people from nearly 60 schools across the country. We’ve formed partnerships with a variety of organizations, from USA Today College to Rock the Vote. We’ve dramatically expanded our presence online and...
The Risky Student Loan Industry
Default, an upcoming PBS documentary on student loans, paints a dreary picture of the challenges that students and former students face. NGJ’s Christopher Carter was given a chance to screen the film-he reports on the risky industry. READ IT @ NGJ
The Forum: Palestine and the United Nations
Join the conversation on Palestine & the UN at NextGen Journal.
The Execution of Troy Davis
In her Voices piece, Adrienne Edwards hopes that the Troy Davis case will “stir a new level of activism in progressive thinkers.” In News & Politics, Megan Ruth writes about how the debate over capital punishment is moving back to center stage. “While capital punishment used to be supported by a majority of Americans, recent polls show that the tables are turning....
Want to Solve Political Gridlock? Turn Every...
Tired of the bickering in Washington, D.C.? Mike Trivella thinks maybe we could take a hint from Cleveland—the President, not the city. READ MORE @ NGJ
Ron Paul vs. Real Life NextGen’s Kevin Sullivan delves into the media’s effort to ignore Ron Paul, wondering whether the candidate’s online support will translate into actual votes. READ IT @ NGJ
Super Sad True Debt Story
While Standard & Poor’s certainly didn’t downgrade the country’s credit rating to RED++IMMINENT DANGER last Friday, the fall from AAA to AA+ proved a psychological blow to the nation. NGJ’s Heather Regen on how Congress is nudging America towards Shteyngart’s chilling dystopia. READ IT @ NGJ
Voices of our Generation: The Debt Debate
In less than one week, the United States of America will reach its debt ceiling. Our generation will probably be affected by the outcome of these negotiations more than any other. Our future is on the line—so is the job market we will enter, and so are the deficits we will inherit. And yet politicians and pundits don’t hesitate to invoke the “next generation” or...
So When Does the Revolution Actually Start?
As the media turns its attention to the debt ceiling and war in Libya, NGJ’s Kevin Sullivan returns to news from Tunisia and Egypt. Where has the Arab Spring, and our generation, brought the countries so far? READ IT @ NGJ
NextGen on PBS MediaShift
In a MediaShift profile, PBS wrote that “NextGen may be the only true national college news outlet by students for students.” READ MORE @ PBS
This Time, We’re Far To The Right
As NGJ’s Allan Joseph reports, the debate over the deal to raise the debt ceiling is taking place on ground far more conservative than in the past—including President Reagan’s time—frustrating many Democrats as a result. READ IT @ NGJ
Obama’s New Foreign Policy Gamble: Freezing...
NGJ’s Kevin Sullivan on how the recent suspension of a large chunk of the United States’ military aid to Pakistan is a gamble that could make a critical ally more accountable and proactive or, on the flip side, give new momentum to the Taliban in a “see-saw” war that has lasted more than a decade. READ IT @ NGJ
19-year-old Academic ‘Deviant’ Launches UnCollege
When it came to thinking about the traditional role of education, there was the old school and the new school. Now, there is the “no school” train of thought, thanks to Thiel Fellow Dale Stephens and his fledgling movement, UnCollege. READ IT @ NGJ
A Debt Ceiling Primer
With your crazy summertime schedule, perhaps you haven’t quite kept up with the budget negotiations. But not to worry—as the debt-ceiling debate nears its apex, NextGen Journal is here to get you caught up to speed. READ IT @ NGJ
Meet NextGen Journal
Here and at our website, we bring you fresh reporting, insight, and analysis on the latest news that matters to you. We’ll save you some time, help you make sense of what’s going on, and finally bring your voice into the conversation. A publication for students by students, we spotlight the voices of our generation on topics ranging from dorm life to Darfur, from climate change to Kid Cudi. A...