My first year’s toughest experience, and one of its best
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.
With the constant weight of goodbyes, we would believe that the process of saying goodbye becomes much easier. However, with each goodbye we bid, it touches a different part of us like how every person we encounter affects us in various ways.
We should show our attachment and love to our country by acknowledging our departure and doing what is within our reach and beyond in order to soften the impact of our physical distance from home.
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.
Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” depicts the journey out of the cave in order to come face to face with our ignorance.
Pendejo/a: (noun) Shameless or despicable person. S. coward, stupid, motherfucker.
From January 27th to February 1st of this year, sixteen UWC Maastricht students had the privilege to attend one of the largest Model United Nations conferences in the world. “The Hague Model United Nations” took place in The Hague, Netherlands for some five full days. Attendance numbered up to 3500 participants from all over the world, including UWC South East Asia (Dover Campus).
In hopes that this letter will be a starting point of a wider, bottom-up conversation about the importance of community, collaboration, transparency and integrity.
We live in an era in which our information is all saved, stored and spread digitally. The slightest breach could break way to major upheavals of our personal data and secret lives. Our generation has grown blind to our online presence and image, and must begin to consider the privacy and security of our data from prying individuals and powerful corporations.