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Meet Savanna Vest — Our Affinity Writer Of The Week

Savanna’s article, “The Donald Trump Method: Belittling Opponents in Substitution for Argument and Credibility” caught our eye last week, so we have chosen her as the writer of the week! Get to know her below: How old are you and where are you from? I’m 17 and am from Louisville, KY. How long have you been an Affinity writer? I’ve written for Affinity since May, so about 4-5 months. Favorite place? My favorite place would

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Students Show Their Power in Numbers in Portland, Oregon

As of May 18, 2017, The Board of Portland Public Schools passed a bond measure of $790 million to reconstruct schools within its district. Portland Public Schools host some of the oldest standing buildings in Portland, Oregon. My Alma Mater, Lincoln High School, was founded in 1869. Making it the oldest building in the district. Portland Public Schools is a mess. All high schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary schools within the district have lead in

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Meet Matt Post, the High School Student Transforming Education in His Community

It’s 2017 and we are, more than ever, in the age of teen activism and advocacy. These days, it would be primitive to think that teens don’t care about the community and the world around them. Matt Post, a 17-year-old teen residing in Montgomery County, Maryland, has proved that over and over again. Post is an educational policy advocate and aid, confronting the diverse issues that all students face when attending public school. Post testified in front

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Meet the Awesome Teen Founders of Alt-Philanthropy

Contributor – Anjana Chowhiah Recently, I was asked to write an essay in my English class on maturity and answer if it comes with age. To sum up the very long essay, I said something like: “Maturity comes with experience and you gain experience over time. For some, you’re not going to gain a lot of experience over a short amount of time. This is why adults link maturity with age (age=time).” Teens before were not able to get

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These High School Journalists Uncovered a Major Secret About Their Principal

In a typically routine exercise, Pittsburgh High School journalism students stuck to a seemingly uncontroversial topic: their principal. In an interview between the teens and the principal, they simply inquired basic information about their new principal. According to one of the teens Trina Paul,  “She was going to be the head of our school, and we wanted be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials,” -Kansas City Star What the teens found out

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Meet the Student Accepted Into Stanford After Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times on His Application

College applications allow aspiring students to express their values and showcase their academic skills to schools. When asked “What matters to you, and why?” high school senior Ziad Ahmed, a practicing Muslim from Princeton, New Jersey, did exactly that. Last Saturday, Ahmed (@ziadtheactivist) tweeted that he was accepted into Stanford University after writing #BlackLivesMatter a hundred times as his answer. I submitted this answer in my @Stanford application, & yesterday, I was admitted…#BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/R5YxM77bWL —

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Inspiring Young Woman Accepted Into Numerous Ivy League Schools: Exclusive Interview with Isis Anderson

Photo Credit: Isis Anderson “I started out by doing well for my grandma, but now I am continuing because it is evident that my success can help inspire others and drive them to success as well.” Isis Anderson, age 17, is an extraordinary young student who has been accepted into a whopping number of distinguished universities: Yale University, Princeton Universtiy, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Barnard College, University of Connecticut, and Eastern Connecticut State

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Interview w/ Giovanna Trabasso: A Model for Teenage Dreamers Around the World

Giovanna Trabasso—preferably Gigi—is a nineteen-year-old woman from São Paulo, Brazil. She currently attends NYU Steinhardt, where she majors in Media, Culture, and Communications. Despite her young age and novelty to the country, though, Gigi has already accomplished quite a bit for herself. She is a writer for the teen magazine “Affinity Mag” and also for “The Kraze Magazine.” She is apart of Washington Square News’ Social Media Team, and she is also the Executive Producer

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Teen Rapper, TyDaJedi, Embarks on His Greatest Odyssey

The name TyDaJedi may not mean much to you now, but wait a couple years and get back to me. This kid is going to be huge. Tyler Gaskins, commonly known on social media as TyDaJedi, is a teenage rapper from Miami, Florida whose main focuses right now include building his brand and working on his EP. Gaskins has been around music for about as long as he could remember. He’s been classically trained on

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Profiling Young Activists: Hannah Zimmerman

Hannah Zimmerman on social media, the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in 2016, the next generation in politics, and being a real bitch.  When you were younger, what were your expectations for high school? I always wanted a beautiful blonde football player to come sweep me off my feet, and then I became a feminist… In all seriousness, I never expected to be politically engaged, especially at the level I am now. Discuss your involvement in

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