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A journey of our friendship

Posted Avatar Sreymom Oy , MSc in Community Nutrition

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Sreymom Oy
Member since January 16, 2016
  • 8 Posts
  • Age 25

Things do not happen the way we want them to. And that has been exactly what happened to our friendship. We have known each other since grade 9, but we studied in different schools. Accidentally, we happened to study in the same university and took some classes together in the freshman year regardless of major. After our first year, you left to country X and I chose to study in another distant country, Y for our undergraduate. Little did I know how to survive in foreign land! I...

How Exercise Reduces Stress

Posted Avatar Elio Mouhanna , Student

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Elio Mouhanna
Member since March 28, 2016
  • 11 Posts
  • Age 20

Midterms are coming up and you have other assignments to worry about. You cannot seem to manage your time, so you start panicking. How will you handleacademic stress without failing? Why not take a quick trip to the gym to perform better at university? When students transition from school to university, stress multiplies dramatically. An article posted in the blog section of Odyssey, an educational website, states that students expect excellence from themselves. They want to be...

Trivial pursuits

Posted no picture C.L

Member since November 13, 2016
  • 1 Post

Social justice Living for the weekend when you don't have to go to school Living for the moment hoping you'll survive till tomorrow Going over to friends houses who have funny tasting water Walking for hours to get fresh water Fighting with friends over petty things, that you look back at and can't remember why you fought Having to grow up with one parent because the other one is away fighting for freedom Petty things Perilous things Both occupy the mind,...

A Gaping Hole in a Child's Right to Education

Posted no picture Renee , Student

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Member since October 1, 2016
  • 2 Posts

Children are the world’s most precious resource. They are our future leaders, future doctors, and future teachers, and should have the guaranteed right to an education regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion, ethnic, social origin, or disability. Yet, according to the Global Partnership for Education, children with disabilities remain the most excluded and discriminated against because of their disability (n.d.) The link between disabilities and...

Children with disabilities and social security

Posted no picture Elsa Gonzalez

no picture Elsa Gonzalez
Member since October 1, 2016
  • 1 Post

One of the most complicated issues regarding human rights has to do with not developing children and youth with permanent disabilities, who receive social security. Not developing these children and youth is a problem because many of them may never have the chance to live normal lives. I believe that many social workers think that connecting them to have social security is enough. However, it’s not. Social workers have a job in taking care of those people that are mentally di...

We Are Human Beings, First and Foremost

Posted Avatar Felice Noelle , Student Writer

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Felice Noelle
Member since November 26, 2016
  • 1 Post
  • Age 17

There is ethnic cleansing being committed, right now, against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Human slavery is illegal all over the globe, yet it continues to happen everywhere, even in developed countries. Men, women, children, families, are trapped into making bricks in kilns at insufferable temperatures, forced into cramped sweatshops to build our Nike sneakers, and sold into sex trafficking that they cannot escape. In cities like Mumbai, India, skyscrapers – gleaming symbol...

The Perks of Being a Climate Digital Mapper.

Posted Avatar Imen Al-Nighaoui , Translator | Writer | Human Rights Activist

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Imen Al-Nighaoui
Member since January 8, 2013
  • 41 Posts
  • Age 26

Climate Change is one of the most crucial yet dismissed issues in some parts of the world. Maybe its the lack of awareness about the importance of our local environment and the impacts of our actions on earth are the reasons behind this ignorance. Caring about profits and annual turnovers more than caring about our livelihood, is one reason behind neglecting Climate Change. However, many people around the world are working hard to mitigate this phenomenon; through sensitizing peopl...

The story of 'my' life

Posted Avatar Shivam Singhal , Student

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Shivam Singhal
Member since October 20, 2016
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 18

And finally, this Sun is about to set. Ages lived are on the threshold of completion; My story, as it seems to Me, has come to a close. And moments of introspection have made Me realize My role in this drama that I had to enact; a drama with elements that were most important for My story. Practically, elements that I devoted My life to. It’s the story of My life, and yes, I’m not regretful about being it’s Villain! A ‘small room’ with a creaking fan, a materialistically...

The long way home

Posted Avatar Precious Ugbo , Student, blogger

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Precious Ugbo
Member since November 24, 2016
  • 1 Post
  • Age 18

It's raining outside now, the tiny drops glistening on your windshield We sit in your car, the tiny space between us feels like the vast area between the earth and it's magnetic-field 'Are you cold?' I ask you, as I see you shiver 'It's the emptiness,' you reply. She says: This abyss of nothingness, it is not living It is darkness and drowning and gasping for air I want an end to this emptiness; before it cosumes me This is not living. 'My dear g...

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