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 Let’s talk about relationships: Impatience is expensive and the wait yields better results

  I was in University not too long ago, and one of the things that characterised it for me was relationships. Everyone was either in one, getting out of one or yearning for one. Most of my friends had some sort of relationship. As I progressed through the years and watched relationships form and others […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | August 15, 2019

Human Rights

ANTI-TRAFFICKING DAY

The United Nations recognizes July 30th as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which simply means that this day is meant to alert people of the seriousness of this heinous offense and it helps bring more awareness to this crime. Although there are many great organizations out there, who are combating trafficking head on, […]

Marishia Allie | August 7, 2019

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Give Me a Break: Student Mental Health Days

As a homeschooled kid, I felt free to say, “Mom, I need a break today.” Though I never called it a mental health day, oftentimes that’s exactly what it was. The flexibility of homeschooling allowed me to plan out my schoolwork and extracurricular activities. If I had a day where I felt tired or sad […]

Sarah Jackson | August 1, 2019

Abortion

Stop Telling Women They Can’t

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that women have the ability to do amazing things. We can get any education we choose, pursue any job, play a sport, join the army, or do anything we might want to do. This is truly the greatest time in all of history for women to be […]

Erin Gallo | July 30, 2019

Human Rights

H O M E L E S S IN NYC

As a native New Yorker, and just as a majority of New Yorkers who live within the city and commute daily either on the subway or the bus, I see many homeless people on the streets begging for money or food, as well as homeless people in the subways sharing their stories by writing it […]

Marishia Allie | July 29, 2019

United Nations

HLPF Report: 3

The High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals has come to an end. Dozens of nations presented their challenge’s triumphs though their voluntary national reviews and based on these findings, billions of dollars will be maneuvered across the globe for development purposes. Going into the event, it was expected that “sexual and reproductive health” […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 29, 2019

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Trusting your struggle (An Inspiration from the Zain Asher TedxEuston)

 Abraham Lincoln said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. I believe that this means that when you want something for yourself the best way to get it is to you is to create an environment through preparation and seeking the opportunity when it presents itself. Zain Asher in her […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | July 26, 2019

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Male Role Models in Education

Teacher and activist Nicholas Ferroni broached an interesting question about male role models on Twitter: at what grade did his followers first learn from a male teacher? Thousands responded. At first, his question appears to be innocuous. However, male teachers make up less than a quarter of the total teaching population, according to The Atlantic. […]

Sarah Jackson | July 24, 2019

LGBT

Gender Diversity Beyond Binaries?

The word “Gender” has become a hot topic more so now than ever before. Dictionary.com stated that gender binary is “a classification system consisting of two genders, male and female, a concept or belief that there are only two genders and that one’s biological or birth gender will align with traditional social constructs of masculine […]

Marishia Allie | July 22, 2019

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High-Level Political Forum Report: 2

As meetings in the High-Level Political Forum continued, the United States’ strange behavior made it clear that they are not investing in the 2030 Agenda. In many of the meetings, the United States is a diplomatic outlier. In this conference aimed at international cooperation, they pick fights and remain notably quiet. There is no discussion […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 22, 2019

United Nations

High-Level Political Forum Report

I will be taking the opportunity with my next few posts to report on the High-Level Political Forum taking place at the United Nations. The UN has an ongoing initiative called the 2030 Agenda where they are aiming to achieve 17 major goals by the end of the next decade. These goals include everything from […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 15, 2019

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The Importance of Mentorship

In this age of social media and the internet, it seems as if young people are suffering in a different way than any other generation ever has. It is a type of suffering that our parents and grandparents will never understand but is extremely real. With “living” on the internet comes pressure and comparison. Every […]

Amy Sharp | July 11, 2019

Abortion

English Parliament Votes To Kill Irish Babies. Sound Familiar?

On Tuesday, in a stunning move–especially because both candidates for Conservative Party leadership, and thus, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom said they did not want it done–the parliament of the UK voted to legalize abortion in Northern Ireland. England has their abortion law, but since the Good Friday Agreement went into effect in […]

Gregory Lobo | July 11, 2019