Category: Opinion

UWCs Must Not Neglect Socioeconomic Diversity

Do we neglect to focus on economic diversity? The vagueness of UWC Strategy 2018 and Beyond concerning this topic suggests so.

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UWC is Killing STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics do not seem to have a place in the brand of Kurt Hahn. At least not the way they are being interpreted and implemented now.

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The Davis Scholar Program – A Brain Drain?

We must acknowledge the fact that thanks to the Davis Scholar Programme, UWC has become a direct feeder into the US college system. Indirectly, Davis creates a brain drain from the rest of the world.

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To Those Who Are Studious

At UWC we tend to frown upon those who are too studious. This opinion argues that we need them.

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A Letter to the Editors

Saskia Van Kampen, Head of Year at UWCM, writes in response to the paper's editorial on Friday Space.

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Reflecting on Gender Blender

The first day a huge crowd cheered for the monologues. Yet, the following two days just a fraction of that gathered for the events.

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Are Laptops Being Used Wisely In Classrooms?

"As debate rages about the dangers and implications of an over-reliance on technology in everyday life, there is one particular conversation that I had with a student a few years ago which remains imprinted in my memory."

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Google Classroom – And How It Impacted My Classes

The unspoken agreement between student and teacher, that when in class, they are on a journey together in learning, seems to have been removed, and we now simply occupy seats where what we spend our time on is completely in our own hands.

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A Plea To Our First Years

A question is asked. “Do you want to take up this project?” Gloomy silence fills the room. Empty glances decorate the faces; some look down so not to be seen. “What about you?” An uncomfortable short pause. “I can’t, sorry, I have SATs in March, and I need to prepare for that.”

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Realistic New Year Resolutions

Have you ever met someone who set arduous goals for the new year, worked with great determination and consistency, and eventually achieved every single one of them?

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