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Letters to Hillary: You Are Our Champion

The 2016 United States presidential election results have left a bitter, cold, and sad feeling amongst many. While it might feel too soon to move on and accept what has happened, we can cherish the monumental movement Hillary Clinton has started for women in America. Whether you agreed with her stance or not, you cannot deny the success she has obtained: professionally and socially. She has changed the standards. She has transformed the game. This was more than politics for women and for that we thank you, Hillary. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. My team and I strive to make Young Hot & Modern a place where the voices of women can be heard and after the election results were announced our job has never felt more meaningful. Below are notes from young women expressing how Hillary Clinton has inspired and impacted them. THIS IS FOR THE WOMAN WHO SHOWED ME TO BE STRONG. THIS IS FOR THE WOMAN WHO TAUGHT ME TO STAND UP FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN. THIS …

Dear Young Voters, It’s Your Future

Dear young voters, it’s your future that is on the line! It’s tough—as a student, you’re balancing fifteen or more credits, working, and planning your life after graduation. It’s not always easy to make time to prepare for each election. However, it is an important task. In fact, voting is a civic duty. Young people are known for having strong voices when it comes to opinions on social and political issues, yet they are some of the hardest people to get to the voting polls. The choice is in the people’s hands on who will oversee their government and make major decisions for the population. Electorates in all branches of government make pertinent decisions which affect young people of America: minimum wage, taxes, college tuition, health care, human rights, and new jobs. These are important issues university students—Millennials—should be focused on and concerned with. In the recent generation, statistics show that on average only half of citizens age 18-24 participate in elections, and voters of the same age make up 19% of the voter population. …

Speak Out, Speak Loud: Combating Campus Assault

It would be wrong to say violence ends when you turn the television off or act as if injustice didn’t exist anymore, but if you reflect back on 2016 so far, one of the biggest topics that often dominated the news and blogosphere was the high frequency of assaults on college campuses around the country. In a place where many young adults begin to learn who they are and who they want to be while enjoying a comfortable freedom and safety among their peers discovered freedom and safety could not always be guaranteed. One of the most discussed topics surrounding sexual assault has been the People v. Turner case. Brock Turner was an undergraduate student at Stanford University in Northern California when he was apprehended by two Swedish international students who witnessed Turner sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. The students who stopped Turner from continuing to assault the young woman stated that they intervened because they could tell that the woman was clearly unconscious. Turner was then subsequently arrested, charged and indicted on two counts of felony assault and …