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Where Does Apathy End and Action Begin?

Reflecting on the Terror Attack in Nairobi, Kenya on the 15th of January 2019.

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Pray for Them

Although the events are revolving unreported, the consequences and the impact on the lives of refugees is immense. This article is dedicated to my younger brother.

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If (Youth) Mayors Ruled the World

by Cesar Almeida, United World College Maastricht January 30th, 2019 Take a moment to think about what the sentence implies. In the first instance, it may seem like a utopian…

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A Killer Behind Closed Doors

In the United States, prescription painkillers like OxyContin have been excessively produced, advertised and prescribed across the nation. This has led to a sharp rise in the number of opioids, and subsequently, heroin deaths in the nation as addiction fuels drug abuse skyrockets. Communities have seen their youth dying at the hands of these drugs, but in 2018 27 states brought pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma to court with lawsuits in relation to false advertisement and the drugs’ deadly consequences.

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#WhereIsLodewijk?

In hopes that this letter will be a starting point of a wider, bottom-up conversation about the importance of community, collaboration, transparency and integrity.

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Senegalese Women in Leadership Positions

Step by step, ndanke ndanke, we can eradicate micro-machism and appreciate the job that women do.

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Applicant Number 13276

His plan was simple: get admitted, learn, earn.

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The Truth About Privacy In The Digital Age

We live in an era in which our information is all saved, stored and spread digitally. The slightest breach could break way to major upheavals of our personal data and secret lives. Our generation has grown blind to our online presence and image, and must begin to consider the privacy and security of our data from prying individuals and powerful corporations.

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Hospitable, Beautiful, and Optimistic?

Having spent part of his childhood on the streets of the Philippines, Kesz Valdez talks the Flying Dutchman through his life-changing experience, his organization C3, winning the Children’s Peace Prize, and his life at UWC.

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What Even Is UWCSEA Anymore?

UWC Singapore student, Casper Øhlers, reflects on how the UWC values and mission are reflected in Dover campus and how to make the community better as a whole.

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