Category: Stories

UWCM in Times of Corona

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

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Somewhere Over the Moat

We are not the only one: exploring the insights of the Mandril, many parallelisms were seen between life and idealism in the free culture zone and at UWC.

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Open Letter to my Firsties

My gaze shifts and I stare out of the tiny window to my left, I see the sun slowly sinking beneath the clouds and I start to think about the country I left behind.

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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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No More Deaths

The experience of a UWC-USA Student witnessing the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexican desert border.

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Modern American Slavery

The United States has the largest prison industry in the world. With forced, and almost unpaid labour, thousands of usually minority prisoners find themselves producing goods for huge corporations and earning mere pennies.

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The IB Publishes Videos on UWC Graduates to Celebrate 50 years

To celebrate 50 years of IB's existence, the International Baccalaureate published a video of UWC graduates Aernout Van Lynden and Akihiko Hoshide.

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Photo of Atlantic College Graduate Helping Migrants Circulates the News

A of Max Avis, UWC Atlantic College graduate, is circulating the internet as newspapers, like the Washington Times, cover Italy's decision to shut ports to ships with more than 600 migrants.

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In the Shoes of a Refugee

John Koffi a UWCRBC graduate and currently in his first year at University of British Colombia has written a memoir titled The Journey Much Desired about his hardships as a refugee and his experience at UWCRBC.

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Comforting Numbness

With little money and no phone, Mahmud started walking North into Sudan. He had seen a picture of Sweden in a magazine and decided his future lied in a country of opportunity.

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