July 27, 2017

When I was in high school I was a Boy Scout. My Eagle project underwent several changes and was reworked countless times as I tried to compromise between social needs and personal expectations. I went from a building a wheelchair ramp to building a much larger wheelcha...

July 27, 2017

Two months later I was caught in a deadly explosion in the Philippines. At least, that’s what Facebook thought when it notified me that morning asking me if I was okay. Frowning into my computer screen, I clicked on the notification.

John, are you alright? A bomb was de...

July 11, 2017

I got my first college job at a hookah bar, here’s how it happened. I was a freshman, testing the waters in an unexplored environment. My roommate at the time proposed we visit a hookah bar down the street, and I obliged. We smoked the night away and decided to leave a...

July 7, 2017

Washington D.C. ended with bang, a “culture night” in the hotel ballroom. Divided by country of origin, each group presented a dance to showcase their culture. In short, no one was exempt and it was a blast. For a moment, the worry presented by the looming SDGs was los...

July 6, 2017

As an “intern,” my tasks continued throughout IYLA and well past its conclusion. I was considered a delegate, but one who needed to help move the process along rather than fully participate in it. In a way, this was a greater means of participation, peering at the days...

July 5, 2017

The first thing I noticed about the 2016 population of delegates was that many of the participants were older. While there were many young adults around my age, the majority of the throng was comprised of middle aged thinkers, ready to influence the younger with their...

July 4, 2017

Some info about myself: I am a rising junior at Florida State University, majoring in Editing, Writing and Media and minoring in Communications. I live in Baltimore, Maryland and happened upon Global Peace Youth online last year when searching for summer internships. W...

July 3, 2017

How do you eat an elephant? This bizarre question keeps popping up throughout my life, influencing my work, tormenting my thought process, and inspiring me to write these posts. This question best answered when considering the inner workings of the world, and no one el...

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