When Anna Grace Hottinger, from Shoreview, Minnesota, heard her sister was evacuated due to the California wildfires, she knew she had to do something to fight against climate change. She joined Minnesota Can't Wait, a climate advocacy group.
As California implemented a ban on using race in college admissions 10 years ago, University of California, Irvine started aggressively recruiting talented students in Latino communities. Since then, the percentage of Latino students on-campus tripled.
In the next few months, a decision is expected in a case involving Harvard University and alleged discrimination against Asian American student applicants. But the University of California system is also facing a similar lawsuit — with allegations that administrators are considering race in admissions even though California bans the practice. A scandal is also raising larger questions about merit in college admissions and who has unfair advantage.
Often, migrant teens have to work to pay for their own rent or help with family expenses. High school can be overwhelming. Rusdale High School, just for immigrant students 16 or older, accommodates their needs to help them achieve.
President Donald Trump’s push for a wall on the US-Mexico border has stirred up strong feelings on the immigration issue. But the wall would also have an environmental impact, which many experts say would be quite substantial.
One ethnic studies teacher in Oakland, California, noticed that her students, who come from all over the world, had some trouble relating to each other. So, she created a video dictionary so that the students can teach each other words and phrases from their home country.
Black female surfers say they often have to battle aggression and isolation while out in the water. One group from Northern California hopes to change that by helping more black female surfers compete professionally.
Nearly 43,000 cases are estimated to have been canceled nationwide. California has seen the most cancellations — about 9,000 — followed by New York with more than 5,100. And immigrants who've waited years for their court date will now have to wait even longer.