By Michele Mendez, Temple University
Drew Langhart, a student at Arizona State University, developed an app that encourages stronger relationships between students and faculty.
By Rebecca Crosby, Trinity College
College senior Lillian Sun found a new way to clap back at racist, chauvinistic Tinder messages: making them into art.
By Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
In an artform full of imitators, the UCLA student’s distinctive style of photography sets her far apart from her contemporaries.
By Rakshya Devkota, Saint Louis University
Sabriyya Pate is leading an initiative to convince Duke’s administration that students need access to free menstrual products.
By Cason Ragland, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Film has intrigued Austen Sparke for years, and since becoming a film major, he’s directed a short film titled ‘Murder Go Round.’
By Katie Lommen, Saint Louis University
College senior Lyndcee Barragato wants to provide special needs students with a sense of community and belonging with her nonprofit.
By Emilie Romero, University of Nevada
As she attends school at Columbia College Chicago, Caruso also runs Princess Gigi’s Fund for the Medically Fabulous.
By Grace John, Rutgers University
Although she’s only a sophomore, Ellinore Folkesson has already made progress on her campus as she fights for social justice with Amnesty International.
Wolff, a student at both Brown and RISD, talks about their art, the challenges of college and their inspirations.
By Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Hong Kong University student Jessie Yang co-founded The Wandering Voice in order to create a platform for minority groups.
By Selena Lundy, Grand Valley State University
Malik has launched an environmental campaign at George Washington University to ‘Save a Million’ pieces of paper.
By Isabelle Mencia, University of Florida
With a spark of interest from childhood, the NYU senior Ericsson Hartfield brings a contemporary breath to the classical instrument of the violin.
By Julian Randall, Texas Tech University
Aliyah Christian from the University of Southern California is challenging the stereotype of college students by pursuing all her dreams, all with passion.
By Briana Perez, University of Texas at San Antonio
Jay’Len Boone is making an impact on his college campus with the group ‘Voices in Praise’ to help UTSA join other Texas gospel choirs.
By Gillian Farnan, SUNY Cortland
Dakota Herman has always loved drawing and the arts, but now she wants to take her artwork to the next, more permanent level: tattooing.
By Abraham Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles
Whether it’s in journalism, poetry or fiction, Eduardo Pulgar is taking charge of his own destiny and carving his way into the literary world.
By Megan Batt, SUNY Cortland
Seton Hall’s Meg Daniels and her classmates bring ‘faith, sports and fun’ to Puerto Rico on her school’s recent mission trip.
By Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
Through his research on Indian-Americans who served in the U.S. Army in World War I, Kalo shows that the immigrant community contributed to building America as a nation.
By Sarah Hoenig, Texas A&M University
Niki Padgett has taken her longtime love of science and space and spun them into a prestigious internship at NASA.
By Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
Through her work with the largest commercial art gallery in Alabama, Walker aims to educate others on social issues.
By Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
Though she’s only a sophomore, Oteri already has vast experience in the fashion world.
By Kate Maxwell, NC State University
Sofía Campoamor, the first female in the group’s century-long history, discusses the pressures and opportunities of the position.
By Michaela Sickles, Suffolk University
Morgan Witherspoon, the executive director of the event, raises money for children’s hospitals by standing for the kids who can’t.
By Miranda Maples, University of Tennessee
With her love of beauty, mythology, nature and culture, Sofia Gilmore-Montero writes and edits for her campus newspaper, Driftwood.
By Natalya Pomeroy, University of Houston
After realizing how expensive Uber rides can be, Matthew Vega-Sanz and his twin brother developed their own solution: LulaRides.
By Sam Kasierski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pace University’s Douglas Dillon is a young businessman that has found success in both his Hanta Rods and Reels business and the theatre.
By Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
AJ Davis’s new film confronts the unglamorous realities of alcohol and opioid addiction.
By Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
After losing her cat in a car accident, Blythe Serrano hopes to prevent others experiencing such a loss by creating a light-up collar for dogs and cats.
By Jade Hookham, UC San Diego
NYU Abu Dhabi’s Khairunnisa Mentari Semesta and her team won iGEM with their E.coLAMP device, which detects the bacteria E. coli in foods.
By Taylor Miller, SUNY Cortland
Jaylen Jones, a Morehouse College sophomore, is giving back to his community with his ascension organization Achieve M.O.O.R.E.
By Bonnie Wong, University of Southern California
A soon-to-be-published illustrator and social media influencer, Monique ‘Momo’ Le has taken to online platforms to discuss representation.
Artist McKenzie Cunningham uses non-representational forms and untraditional vehicles to flesh out her wild artistic vision.
By Sarah Lynch, Marist College
The Muslim-American activist who created the Hijab Project has returned to the national spotlight with a new mission: fighting an Obama-era program called CVE.
By Kayla Platoff, Maryville University
Chávez has used the platform as an opportunity to focus on making the 140-year-old school more inclusive, but it hasn’t been easy.
By Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
A conversation with Iman Siddiqi, the UC, Irvine, student behind the first student-funded refugee scholarship in the country.
“Vagina Monologues” co-director and sorority sister Briana Grogan is part of a new wave of intersectional empowerment.
Inspired by a personal experience, Danya Sherman created KnoNap to help detect and prevent drug-facilitated sexual assault.
By Diego Galicia, Valencia College
After her victory in the ‘Master the Mainframe’ competition, the 22-year-old Anna McKee from the University of North Texas found new inspiration for her future career.
By Adriana Luna, Northwest Vista College
USC’s Cameron Kostopoulos directs his future in cinematography, using his YouTube channel to make his debut in the film industry.
By Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
Berkeley freshman, Eleanor Hammond, is treading a path to greatness: writing the next big feminist musical.
By Cleo-Symone Scott, Virginia Commonwealth University
The USC senior showcased the beauty of the South and the amazing things that female artists can accomplish with her first solo photography exhibition.
By Daniel Reed
These careers are the most likely, statistically speaking, to help you become a billionaire.
By Brittany Sims, Temple University
NYU’s Isabella Bruder is a YouTube force to be reckoned with.
By Ana Greening, Texas State University
‘I think people still think opera singers only scream and are fat. I would say screaming is not what we do.’
By Plamedie Ifasso, Texas Woman’s University
Stephanie Everett, draws from her own experiences in her one-person play “It’s Fine, I’m Fine” to raise awareness and inspire others.
Student Body President Savannah Putnam is bringing change to UNC Chapel Hill.
By Kerrianna Wallace, Arcadia University
University of Maryland senior, Emily Starobin, hopes to catch a glimpse of the Maryland state insect with the Baltimore Checkerspot Project.
By Samantha Jorgens, Central Michigan University
Travel and daily interactions with people inspire this Boston University student’s music.
By Audrey Bowers, Ball State University
Before launching YouMakeYou, Triolo found herself taking time off from university after suffering from post-concussion syndrome.
A dog isn’t mankind’s only friend.
By Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Surround yourself with stories and fictional worlds as you grow as a writer.
By Kayla Morosco, Chatham University
The 19-year-old freshman at the University of Arizona, Stanley Wong, is leading an initiative to combine clean energy and agriculture.
By Hollis Reddington, University of Alaska Anchorage
Sharaya Roberts, soccer player from Northwest University, turns her passion for the sport into a community building tool for children in Africa.
By Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista University
As the founder of JCSoft Inc., the MIT undergraduate is a rising talent with the potential to change the gaming industry forever.
By Liam Ainslie Mayo, Bard College
Jacob Pavlecic’s decision to run for office began with the question, ‘Why not us?’
Rowan College’s Lauren Purnell combats homeless stereotypes with her blog called Naming the Homeless.
Georgia College senior Mackenzie Roux wants to restore joy, hope, love, peace and the simplicity of childhood with her nonprofit.
This young American artist had enough ambition to pack her bags and move halfway across the world to Israel.
By Vanessa Le, Chabot College
Kaia Del Sol proves that you don’t have to lead the typical college life to find purpose and happiness.
They may not be books or films, but games can still tell captivating stories that players love.
Rice University’s sophomore works to start important conversations about domestic and relationship violence even before it has a chance to affect the community.
Annie Noelker is bringing new angles to her photography by accompanying it with her writing and music.
For UNC’s rower Kate Hickert, ‘If every woman fights with all the power inside of her, I know that we can level the playing field and amaze everyone.’
DePaul University’s Bushra Amiwala is proving to the world that young people can engage in politics and make positive changes in their society.
A musician and senior at NYU, Yasmin Williams wants you to play the guitar — but you probably won’t play it like she does.
By Jake Deven, The University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas student Niti Majethia uses her experiences in life, like moving to America when she was young, to inspire her poetry writing.
The perseverance of USCB student Hayley Piña, a soccer athlete whose health condition brought her to great revelations.
Donna Imadi, a sophomore at George Mason University, founded InvestinYOUth, a program which mentors at-risk youth in Fairfax County, Virginia.
With her myriad of impressive internships and her political activism, Alicia Cannon hopes to be a voice for both the LGBTQ+ community and religion.
Tufts University’s Nikita Chaubal aims to create fun, Buzzfeed-inspired content with her news project Bosfeed.
By Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
Olatiwa Karade is striving to help people to make their statements on social issues and be comfortable while they’re doing it.
By Nola Hynes Brody, University of Houston-Victoria
UC Berkeley student Ash Bhat is taking on the world of fake news and social media bots with his creation of BotCheck.me and Robhat Labs.
By Elise Bortz, New York University
University of Michigan finance student Nick Gottlieb is exploring international economics following his success with the cryptocurrency business.
GU’s Sam Shapiro aspires to have students connect to not only his writing but to every inclusive effort he performs on campus.
As a college senior, duendita already has a significant presence on Spotify and SoundCloud, especially after the release of her new EP.
University of Cincinnati’s Sarah Durham got together with an acting classmate to create a short film that would soon develop into Pajama Island Productions.
Student ambassador Haley Choate has perfected her college-work balance, and she makes juggling a dream job and college at the same time look simple.
UCLA student Vikash Singh transformed his health experience into a project that will bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and medical research.
From making documentaries in Cuba to hitchhiking across the United States, Ramsee Chand is breathing new life into the filmmaking world.
By Xavier Austin Reyna, University of Texas at San Antonio
An aspiring journalist and writer, Stepha Poulin is doing her best to inform the world, one honest news report at a time.
The fashion blog created by SCAD’s Olivia Ewing is filled with gorgeous photos of stylish clothing, as well as Ewing’s trips to places like NYFW and southern France.
By Sydney Jennings, University of Connecticut
YouTube star Nia Wellman is using her natural-hair beauty channel to encourage women of color to be more than just beautiful.
San Marcos rap collective PNTHN reflects on the five albums that helped define their sound.
By Benny Diaz III, Southern New Hampshire University
Documentary filmmaker Lorenzo Benitez spent six months in northern Thailand in a volountourism program, which prompted him to explore theß industry further.
By Bethany Knickerbocker, Emerson College
Student loans and culinary aspirations have led two entrepreneurs to run illegal pop-up restaurants out of their dorms.
Sophomore Keilah Granados, author of the poetry collection ‘Wanders the Night,’ finds resilience in the quiet of heartbreak.
UTSA engineering student Hannah Clark uses faith and electronics to solve audio gospel problems in religiously sensitive countries.
From Grand Canyon University, Sydney Grover turned her compassion for the homeless into a passion project that became a blog and pop-up shop to help them regain their confidence.
Eni Asebiomo of Kean University deals with the struggles of navigating the college dating scene in her upcoming book ‘Chronicles of a Millennial Virgin’.
New York University student Sophia Hanson discusses her process and motivation as a writer while also juggling the demands of schoolwork.
Max Haensel is an example of Brown University’s finest in terms of track stars and the ability to raise huge amounts of money for charity.
By Andria Modica, Drexel University
The University of New Hampshire’s Francesca Brose is an aspiring nurse with a mission: to help Haiti rebuild its health care system.
By Valeria Garcia, University of Texas at Austin
Varehya Pratt, a junior at Colorado State University, is bringing representation across the country with her line of Zukente hats.
Boston University students Isabel “Izzy” Raye Weinberg and Kian McGee create music together that complements their talents.
Twins Monica and Jenny Rokhman welcome their relatively normal life after competing in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
With the ferocity of football, half the rules and none of the protective gear, rugby is for only the toughest athletes, and Emma Gilroy is one such athlete.
By Catherine Gregoire, University of Texas at Austin
NAMM award-winning, accordion-playing St. Petersburg College student is combining business and the music industry.
These gallivanting Stanford students are now mentoring other students and sharing their gap year experiences with the world.
This Alabama State University student is determined to define her own definition of beautiful.
As the name alludes to, Helix is the structure of DNA as well as an organization that forms the foundation of careers in medicine for minority students.
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