Community Outreach

Vape Free

I have this burning desire to make New York vape free. Despite vaping and smoking being banned in public spaces, we all have witnessed smoking and vaping on buses, in subways, parks, schools, colleges, and other public areas. Thus polluting the air surrounding us. This poses not only a hazard to the environment, but a […]

Melodies for Math

Melodies for Math is an educational initiative that aims to explain K-12 math concepts through song in order to prepare students for STEM related careers. The 21st century faces some of the worst problems in human history, and understanding and appreciating the power of STEM is critical to solving those problems. However, many public school […]

The Courage to be Idealistic

“Anak, why don’t you help in our province instead? Put in the time now; it will help you with your future political career,” my dad suggested. The realization that I wanted to pursue this, not to further my political aspirations, but rather, to act in the spirit of hope that I found in Malagnat hit me. I was ready to challenge the Machiavellian belief that I merely needed to fulfill the bare political minimum. Only by leaving my family’s sphere of influence did I realize that a true public servant addressed the needs of all communities when called to action.

Based in Science

Science. Such a broad topic, but such an important aspect to education and to the way we all live our lives. You would think that a crucial subject such as science would encourage and appeal to many of all ages, and to some extent it does, yet why is it that children between the ages […]

Land of the Pure

However, I still wasn’t satisfied. The fact that I, as a Pakistani, didn’t have the power to make change was unacceptable to me and so, Land of the Pure became more than just a blog. Our site provides budding writers the opportunity to proudly publish their writing and gain a real publishing experience.

Becoming an Entrepreneur

My advice to anyone who wants to start their own company or create a product is to stop talking or thinking about the idea and just start doing it. Leap into making your vision your reality. In the end, you’re going to be happy that at least you tried. I remember that it was very difficult for me to start the project at first because there was so much work to be done and so many people to coordinate all of the logistical aspects with. No matter how tedious it got, I pushed myself through my next task and slowly all the pieces came together.


By Zikora Akanegbu It’s common for teenage girls to look one another up and down and focus on the exterior: shoes, clothes, face. It’s one reason why teen girls can see each other as competitors, fighting despite a longtime campaign for unity. The question, then, is: how do we break this cycle? How do we […]

The Change is in Our Hands

By Joseph Mel, age 17 “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” – Tweet from President Donald J. Trump in November 2012 Climate change has become a prevalent environmental issue within current day society. The sea-levels are rising due to the polar ice […]

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