Alyssa Aquino

Alyssa Aquino

Alyssa Aquino is a Next Leader at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Trumping Up Our Trains
Every time the train derails, my mother begs me to stay put. But how can I? Along the densely populated eastern seaboard, your life is structured around transport. Not everyone can live in New York City or Washington D.C., so millions of people who work there commute in. The car traffic qualifies...
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Saturday, July 01, 2017
Student Debt Means Fewer Public Servants — and More Bankers
Cum laude , my diploma reads — “with honor.” But cum debitum , “with debt,” is a bit more accurate. Collectively, America’s student borrowers owe $1.7 trillion. On average, each graduating senior this year is beginning their life around $37,000 in the hole. That looks like a lot, but when you’re...
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America
As paranoia spreads over the Trump administration’s promised immigration crackdown, there’s a video circulating around California’s immigrant communities. In it, two people — Lolita Lledo, an immigrants rights activist, and Steve Angeles, a reporter — are making rounds in a Los Angeles neighborhood...
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