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LDC: The Most Unfortunate of the World

You are a 35 year-old female citizen of rural Afghanistan in the year 2003. Back when you were 2 years old in 1971, the UN classified your country as an Least Developed Country (LDC). But what does that mean? That means you were put into a community of 12% of …

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Happy World Food Day?

By Idil Ozer. World Food Day; just a specific day that is dedicated in the majestic glory of food, our therapist, a way of celebrating life and everything good in this world… Including escargos, even they feel buttery and holy when cooked right. Food Day will probably brought to the …

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United States Military’s Disregard of International Law

By Tancrède Pages. The United States military has once more acted as if it is above international law. Merely a day after condemning Russian bombing campaigns in Syria that resulted in heavy civilian death tolls, the US army authorized the bombardment of a Doctor Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières – …

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Never Normalize Tragedy

Last week, a gunman opened fire at students and faculty at Umpqua Community College, killing ten people, injuring 20 more, and leading to the gunman’s death. His name is not necessary to know; it’s joining a long list of hundreds of mass shooting that have take place in the last several …

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International Day of the Girl

Today, girls all over the world face adverse circumstances and discrimination simply based on their gender.  In 2011, a United Nations resolution established October 11 as International Day of the Girl. This day is not only an opportunity to reflect on the challenges that girls face all over the world, …

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Apathy < Empowerment

By Danielle Orellana. It is important to come to grips with the fact that what is preventing youth from creating positive changes in their world is more than them being lazy or even entitled. What prevents us is an enemy that works against us whether we do something in our …

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