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UWCM in times of Corona

Facing a pandemic in the midst of our last moments in UWCM.

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Extroverts, Pipe Down

Do you feel that UWC is exclusive? Do we respect only one type of change-maker? A perspective on the dynamics of the UWCM community, to reflect on the interplay of different personalities.

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UWC education in politics: between idealism and realistic change

Lia Quartapelle, member of the Italian Parliament in the Foreign and European Affairs Commission and UWC AC Alumna, helps us reflecting on the implications of being changemakers, especially when young and in politics. Lia was interviewed as she concluded a meeting with the Parliamentary committee of inquiry for the death of Giulio Regeni, Italian researcher and UWC USA Alumnus tortured and killed in Egypt in 2016. #truthforgiulioregeni

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Why it isn’t just about good people VS bad people

For the people thinking feminism hates men, people thinking violence has no gender: it isn't just about good people VS bad people. It is indeed about women and their struggle to take over their own lives.

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What is The “IO” and Why Should We Care

In the centre of Berlin, not far from Friedrichstraße Station, one can find a golden plaque stating “UWC International.” During a project week in Berlin, a delegation of UWC Maastricht students had the opportunity to visit the recently opened UWC International Office (UWC IO) in the German capital city.

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Life is Only 700,000 Hours Long

In a busy world with endless things to do, it's imperative to search for a greater purpose that fulfills us. To find it, we should take a look at where do we currently invest our time.

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Making Patois an Official Language of Jamaica

In Jamaica, our language is an undeniable part of our culture, a part for which we have become infamous around the globe. Where we do we draw the line between its recognition and its tokenism?

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Jamaica Bay

Emerging from the Great Depression and benefitting from the War Economy, New York had experienced unforetold growth and unmanageable stress.

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A Couch to Sleep on

From Homer’s poems to tourism in a globalised world: the evolution of hospitality, through the Caucasus and UWC.

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Why Gap Years Matter

Reasons why you should consider taking a gap year.

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