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      Billy Hallowell

      Billy Hallowell’s (www.billyhallowell.com) career in journalism and commentary began at an early age. While his contemporary career focuses on social and political issues, including but not limited to liberal bias in the mainstream media and at the university-level, his past experiences provide a diversified platform. From traveling the nation to discuss youth-related issues to contemporary social and political commentary, Hallowell has been working in conservative activism for more than a decade.
      Hallowell's career began following the Columbine shooting in 1999 when the then 15-year-old launched Teen Web Online, a web site intended to address violence, discrimination and other social issues facing America’s young generation. “At the time, I was so stunned. I founded Teen Web as an outlet for my generation to get relevant information, while becoming empowered to make lasting change in local communities.”
      Through journalism, media, public speaking appearances and the blogosphere, Hallowell has worked to inspire and motivate his generation. He has been published and featured in political and cultural books, textbooks, articles and Web sites that focus on the youth of America and its role in the future of our world.
      In 2002, Hallowell founded the Columbine Survivor Project and the Peace Project. The latter became an annual event at The College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NYC, where Hallowell joined co-hosts Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Lori Beth Denberg, among others, to present a day-long inspirational event to high school and college students in the New York City area. During the same year, he founded Pathufind Media (www.pathufindmedia.com), an ongoing project that subcontracts affordable conservative and/or motivational speakers to colleges and community groups.
      It was also in 2002 that Teen Web Online received an endorsement from MTV’s John Norris. Through a contact at the network, Hallowell was offered a bi-weekly column on SHiNE.com, a non-profit and media outlet for American youths (directly leading him into social and political commentary). This then led to a print and online column with Positive Teens Magazine in 2003. During this time, Hallowell joined MTV's Julie Stoffer and Columbine survivor Richard Hoover in forming the Peace Project National Tour, through which the trio spoke to young people around the nation about violence, discrimination and drug and substance abuse. The three became spokespersons for The National Love-a-Teen-Day, a campaign to provide love and support for teenagers across America.
      Also in 2003, Hallowell was selected to represent the United States at the World Bank’s conference on youth development in Paris, France. Following this experience, he was honored by the International Youth Foundation with the YouthAction Net Fellowship. On the educational front, he was a Rhodes Scholar nominee in 2006 and the recipient of the prestigious Clark Fellowship during the same year. In addition to these honors, Hallowell has received a number of journalism and community awards for his work.
      From 2008-2009, he served as the director of content and Chief Executive Officer of VoterWatch, a non-partisan non-profit that focused on issues pertaining to U.S. government transparency. During this time, he was the founder of the 2008 Presidential Debates Project, featuring Dick Morris, Sophia Nelson, The Heritage Foundation, Public Agenda and other prominent political figures andorganizations. Additionally, he joined Lawrence Lessig’s Open Debates Coalition to urge both presidential campaigns to make the 2008 debates more open and engaging.
      During the 2008 election cycle, Hallowell joined co-host Stephen Nichols (MTV’s Real World) for Static News, a weekly political radio show. Subsequently, Hallowell’s experience on election day was recorded for the upcoming documentary American Reality (from the producers of Control Room). In 2009, Hallowell launched RENEWtv, an online “TV” show intended to discuss the reformation of the GOP.
      Media outlets he has been featured in or produced works for include: The Democrat & Chronicle,COSMO Girl Magazine, NY Teen, Teenage Buzz Magazine, Positive Teens Magazine, SNAP, Many Voices, Many Visions, NBC’s The John Walsh Show and Radio Disney, among many others.
      Hallowell’s work can currently be read on Big Journalism, Big Hollywood, Big Government, The Daily Caller, Billy Hallowell Online, Family Security Matters, Urban Conservative and other related outlets.
      Billy Hallowell was educated the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, and graduated with a B.A. in communications, with concentrations in broadcasting, corporate and journalism, and a minor in writing. In June 2008, Billy completed his M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.

Low youth voter turnout may have hurt Democrats during midterms

10:47 AM 11/09/2010

In 2008, millennial voters – those individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 – played a key role in then-candidate Barack Obama’s historic victory. While young voters came out in record numbers in 2008, the 2010 midterms were starkly different. Poll numbers appear to show what some call a general skepticism and lack of enthusiasm among young voters – a result that may have had a profound impact on midterm election results.

Surprise! Conservatives are more generous than liberals

12:20 PM 09/23/2010

If you talk to most liberals, they’ll tell you that conservatives are insensitive, callous and selfish.  To their own detriment, leftists tend to believe that those on the right simply don’t care about the less fortunate.  While this doctrine has been embedded in left-leaning gospel for decades, research and reality paint a very different picture -- one that has perplexed many of the left’s self-proclaimed “compassionates.”  With one of the worst economic downturns in American history still impacting the lives of millions of Americans, understanding this subject is paramount.

From cooling to warming

12:00 AM 03/15/2010

Over the past decade, leftist theology has preached relentlessly about the impending global warming crisis. As awareness has turned to panic, enviro-scare tactics have millions of Americans “going green” to the extreme. Yet, what many people don’t realize (or remember, for that matter) is a similar campaign that scientists and the media waged back in the 1970s—a movement aimed at addressing what adherents referred to as the “global cooling” phenomenon.