Let's hear it for New York, the concrete jungle where dreams are made and the activism will inspire you. Recently, hundreds of Gen Z students demonstrated their frustration with the ongoing lack of health protections against COVID-19 in New York City schools by staging a mass walkout and protest. 

Social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter were flooded with videos of students demonstrating that they were no longer going to accept being used as a political football in this game that adults seem far too willing and eager to play with their health and safety. It was a simple but powerful expression of self-determination and the growing self-awareness that as a generation our concerns about both our present situation and future are valid of being heard and engaged upon.