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Connie Alvarez is a writer for the In Group Press news site for over three years now. My areas of expertise include politics, health, business, and finance. My hobbies include hiking and reading.

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Columbia Students Take Over Campus in “Gaza Solidarity Encampment”

More than 100 students protested outside Butler Library on the Columbia University campus in New York City on Wednesday morning, April 17, amid heavy New York Police Department (NYPD) deployment outside the school gates. Students pitched dozens of tents on the lawn in front of the library starting at 4am, demanding complete university divestment from

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This Expert on Youth Anxiety Says These 4 Guidelines on Phones Are Critical

4 Phone Rules Kids Desperately Need, According to a Youth Anxiety Expert

Between my job as an education editor and raising a toddler, I seek out a lot of content about kids from people who know more than me. I’ve noticed that usually experts leave a lot of wiggle room with what they’re sharing or recommending. “Every family is different,” “If this doesn’t resonate with you, that’s

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes I Made My First Year of Teaching (and What I Wish I’d Known!)

I have a special little pasture fenced off in my heart for first-year teachers. Is it because they’re taking on a profession they know is hard and are bravely walking in anyway? Is it because they teach me all the new technology and pretend to not get annoyed when I need help with it every

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Activists Say “No to the Genocide Pavilion” in Biennale Protest Against Israel

VENICE — A group of over 100 artists, art workers, and activists protested outside the Israeli and United States pavilions at the 60th Venice Biennale this morning, April 17, as a second intervention simultaneously took place on the Rialto bridge, where activists displayed a banner denouncing the war in Gaza. “We gather as arts workers

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