Category: Beyond the Moat

The Journey of a Full Circle

by Korpo Selay, United World College Maastricht 8 July, 2021 I. Infancy — Screams and cries are signs of life Joy accompanies the arrival of a baby There lies Mama's…

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A Note To My First Crush

As of October of 2020, the government of Bangladesh approved an amendment that allows rapists to be charged with the death penalty. This sparked protests all over the country, renowned activists saying it was a hasty solution to a complex and deep-rooted problem, calling for a nationwide discussion on rape culture and gender-based violence. These discussions brought me to think about the time I found out what my childhood crush had been up these last couple years.

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Prosecution of the “conflict” between Azerbaijan and Armenia

What we define as a massacre of human rights is the conflict escalating between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Belarus: What Now?

An interview with a UWC Mostar alumna Valeria Kluitko who, after graduating from the University of Florida, came back to home country, Belarus, and is now living in Minsk. The city became an epicenter of the current political uprising against the “reelection” of Alexander Lukashenko, a Belorussian president who has not managed to let go of his undoubtedly much cherished position in 26 years.

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Not Just a Hashtag

Not Just a Hashtag is an article discussing the #ENDSARS movement; what it’s about, a young Nigerian's thoughts about it, and what it means to the greater youth of Nigeria.

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The Real UWC Challenge: Educate Yourself, Educate Others

Juan Antonio Nelson is a Jamaican graduate of UWC SouthEast Asia and is currently studying at Luther College in Iowa, USA. He believes that it's important for members of the UWC movement to show their support to movements like #blacklivesmatter as much they do on other global issues.

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The Real UWC Challenge: Don’t be Scared to Speak Up

Estella is an 18 year old Norwegian/Tanzanian first year student at UWC Maastricht, and an illustrator in the Flying Dutchman. She believes the current #blacklivesmatter movement is succeeding in tackling the issue of police brutality, but wants to see more people having open discussions on the topic and actively taking action.

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Lest We Forget

It would've been just another article on Facebook. I almost scrolled past. I scanned through the first paragraph, my thumb almost on the screen, but then I saw the name of my city. The place I grew up in. I felt sick- but why only after I'd seen that one word?

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Why It Isn’t Just About Good People VS Bad People

For the people thinking feminism hates men, people thinking violence has no gender: it isn't just about good people VS bad people. It is indeed about women and their struggle to take over their own lives.

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Making Patois an Official Language of Jamaica

In Jamaica, our language is an undeniable part of our culture, a part for which we have become infamous around the globe. Where we do we draw the line between its recognition and its tokenism?

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