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Hear directly from Point Scholars and Alumni through the blog.

Point Alum Ashley Burnside was born with cerebral palsy, the most common childhood motor disability, and spent much of her childhood learning how to adapt. As a teenager, her experiences as both a...

March 13, 2019, teampoint

Putting students in control of their learning

  Photo: Point Scholar Maddie Pavek as a History Day participant in 2016   Throughout middle and...

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February 26, 2019, teampoint

Celebrating Black History in Fashion

Hey everybody! First off, Happy Black History Month! My name is Vanessa (she/her), Point’s resident...

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January 31, 2019, teampoint

Claiming Space For Myself

It was 9:30 am on a Sunday. I looked at my latte, out the window, and at the table - anywhere but...

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December 14, 2018, teampoint

“You Do Not Belong Here,” or an Alabama Girl Talks Higher Education

My Mema (pronounced with an invisible w at the end) would have been 95 on January 13th. She was...

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October 29, 2018, teampoint

Queer Fashion: More Than Just Clothes

  What is fashion? What are clothes? Are they something you wear just because you have to? You...

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October 24, 2018, teampoint

Rewriting the Story for LGBTQ Students Heading to College

Photo: Seth Owen Everyone loves a story with a happy ending. One of the most heart-warming stories...

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October 19, 2018, teampoint

Reproductive health is also LGBTQ health

  I have always been cognizant of the health disparities and difficulty in accessing care that is...

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September 20, 2018, teampoint

Working to include LGBTQ students in health education

  Reminiscing on my high school and middle school career, I recognize how fortunate I was to have...

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September 10, 2018, teampoint

Upstander: The app helping teachers make a difference

  Happy Back to School season, everyone! I’m going into 19th grade this year, but each September, I...

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August 21, 2018, teampoint

Daily activism: The micro-activism response to micro-aggressions

Every other year, the Point community comes together for the National Leadership Conference (NLC)....

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July 16, 2018, teampoint

Increasing Representation for Queer Scientists

  Growing up in the Midwest as a half-Japanese, closeted tomboy, I definitely didn’t see myself in...

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May 31, 2018, teampoint

We Need Better Protection For the Trans Community in Prisons

This post contains mentions of sexual assault.   When I was a young child I lived for hours and...

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