Poem by UWC-USA alumnus, Raul, talking about the experience at UWC.
According to the world wide web, the word Siba means “enthusiasm” or “youthfulness”, and, to me, it represents exactly that: The youthful escapism from academic obligations, a silent rebellion against mensa food, a time machine that lets us halt time in our fast-paced world, and one of the simplest forms of happiness in the midst of our over-complexified realities.
Shubhanshi Gaudani writes about the pre-UWC journey, how groups on social media helped to form a bond between the future co-years, and what her expectations for UWC are.
The 29th of June marked the beginning of the first ever cross UWC Sailing Regatta.
Ivy Tirok reflects upon the ways we unconsciously strip away our identity in the modern world through hypocritical actions that do not align with our words.
For one person their time at UWC Maastricht might be about achieving or delivering academic excellence and for another it might mean participating in every activity possible and spending time getting to know as many people as they can. Is either aim less important? Are we to judge? Can you do both?
UWC appears to be the epitome of diversity, but a survey at UWCM proves that our ideologies are, across the board, very similar.
There are plans to adorn our campus by removing the cage and replacing it with a grass amphitheater and trees. While this may be a positive change for some, there has been a lackluster consideration of the DP students’ opinions. In order to maintain a respectful and well-rounded community there must be a discourse between students and administrators on issues that affect the community.
In spite of the gratitude we allot to the school for providing as comfortable space as possible, it is important to question with how much regard fitness and the nutritious value of the food we consume are treated.
The founding of an UWC in the hills of northern New Mexico was not only a unique education venture, it was also the story of unusual individuals involved in an enterprise that is undoubtedly the finest memorial to the controversial businessman and philanthropist, Armand Hammer.