Category: Culture

The Quarter-Life Crisis (and How You Will Survive It)

This year and this term have been difficult for me, and for many of my friends and classmates, as we navigate the storm that is the UWC experience, especially at the beginning of our second year. Join me for a short reflection on how we can get through to the other side in one piece, if somewhat different.

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Multi-Faceted Peer-Pressure

It seems like the real danger of peer-pressure is failing to understand its definition, or more importantly, not contextualizing it in our community. If we do not recognize the multiple layers of peer-pressure at UWCM, we could completely miss its burning – and even overwhelming, presence on our campus.

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I Fell off My Bike

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. This piece is about how racist encounters are handled by authorities. More often than not the victims take all the blame along with the trauma caused by the incident. What a heavy load to carry.

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Why All Your Black Friends Are Angry

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. Through this piece, Hayley systematically breaks down the frustrations universal to the black experience at both UWCs and the world at large.

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A Seat at the Table

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. In this poem, Laure and Hayley walk us through their own frustration with a system the both ignores and heavily critiques black women like themselves.

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Going Gold in the Merit Olympics

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. Jason and Joel explore and reflect upon their minority experience through a uniquely East Asian perspective on familial and personal expectations about merit.

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Testimony of Racism

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. Sofi takes us on a journey of self discovery and understanding of her place in the discussion of race and colour in Latin America.

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Edict of a Black Queen

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. In Edict of a Black Queen, Victoria exercises a power she expects to grow into and gives us her unabashed feelings on the BLM movement.

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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 by Sigrid Sköldberg

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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