Ben Moody

Global Scholar – Sidd: Help Tutor Children in Ferguson, Missouri

Hello, I am Sidd, a student from St. Louis, Missouri. Both my parents grew up and were educated in India but immigrated to the United States in pursuit of the American dream. My grandmother was a teacher at a school where she would provide supplies to the students that could …

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Global Scholar – Paul: Child Abduction: My Story and What we Can Do

  To quote Brazilian philosopher and politician Roberto Unger, “Brazil has no future as a China with fewer people.” Though said by a Brazilian, this quote strongly reflects the American view of Brazil, as it is a country with a plethora of social, economic, and even political issues to be …

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Global Scholar – Anthony: The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Our Obligation

I have never considered myself an inherently compassionate or empathic person. I often find myself having little to no emotional reaction whilst scrolling through the day’s news every morning, glancing at titles that usually include any combination of words like “murder”, “rape”, “terrorist attack”, or “natural disaster”. Despite my frequently …

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The Tragedy of Child Marriage

Above is a photo of a girl who was married when she was 13. This terrifies me, as I am just three years older than that girl from Ethiopia. I was fortunate enough to be born in the United States, and my parents allow me to make my own decisions. However, …

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