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To the Class of 2020, From Monica and Miro

To the Class of 2020, From Monica and Miro

Graduations are another important ritual that we collectively have to forego this year to due to coronavirus.  If you are like me (Monica) with a son, and a niece and nephew who are graduating, here is the upside – you don’t have to sit through a speech by some celebrity or politician telling your loved […]

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High School Valedictorians Barred from Talking Climate At Commencement

High School Valedictorians Barred from Talking Climate At Commencement

June is graduation month for many of America’s high schools and valedictorians around the country are being told by their school administrators not to mention climate change in their graduation speeches. As the Guardian reported, “schools and colleges across the US have been accused of censoring students who have attempted to use their graduation speeches […]

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If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha Graduation speeches are often pablum – containing well-meaning advice and platitudes of wisdom that are easy listening but also easily forgotten.  This week I (Monica) heard not one, but two speeches that transcended the ordinary graduation fare, providing important perspective and inspiration that is most needed and welcome at […]

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One Cool Job Thing:  Environmental Jobs Pay Well!

One Cool Job Thing: Environmental Jobs Pay Well!

It’s graduation season and we will end the week on a high note!  Yahoo Finance recently reported that in today’s hot job market, it’s possible to find a good job that pays at least $60,000 right out of college even with no experience.  On a salary like that, a person can live well in many […]

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