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Calvin Wilder – $2,500 Winner

By Calvin Wilder, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL The Price the Future Will Pay The first (and only) time I visited Alaska, I was only six years old. Even so, the experience of seeing that truly wild, untamed land has always stuck with me. I was there for just a week, but in that time […]

Davis Negrete – $1,500 Winner

By Davis Negrete, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA In the world that we live in today, we cannot afford to be shortsighted. We cannot afford to be selfish. We must put the needs of humanity as a whole before the needs of those who would destroy it. There was a point once […]

James Wang – $1,000 Winner

By James Wang, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Sprawling forests of metropolitan areas covered in smog. Vast fields of monoculture. Herds of backed up cars. Mountains of trash and litter. These everyday sights in the United States are replacing nature’s beauty and causing a myriad of problems such as desertification, deforestation, shortage of drinking water, […]

Hartland McDonald – $1,000 Winner

By Hartland McDonald, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Should the United States’ government pursue population policies to protect our quality of life for future generations? I strongly believe that the United States government should pursue population policies to protect our future generations and the best way, as with most things, is to convince people that […]

Kara Leonard – $1,000 Winner

By Kara Leonard, South Piedmont Community College, Monroe, NC The United States should absolutely pursue population policies to protect the quality of life for future generations. Overpopulation causes a heavy burden on our country naturally, economically, and culturally. Making the nation more sustainable will not just make positive effects in future generations. It can produce […]

Megan Beach – $1,000 Winner

By Megan Beach, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL To ensure any measure of quality in the lives of its citizens, the United States must actively pursue population policies. After all, a mere request, no matter how dire the situation, cannot and will not promote change. This was proven true just this past year. The California governor […]

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