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Month: May 2016

how to manage terrorism

how to manage terrorism

On April 6th, I had the opportunity to hear from the well-known Pentagon correspondent for the New York Times, Thomas Shanker. He explained his personal view on terrorism and his belief that if they cannot be stopped, they can be managed. He has decided to look at the root of the issue and see where terrorism is stemming from and how it is supported. According to Shanker, their are underlying issues that cause terrorism, like poverty, unemployment, and a lack…

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always vote

always vote

I voted this year because I believe that it is very important to be involved in the decision of who will run the country you reside in. Our future leader will be the one handling not only issues within the United States but also between other countries. He or she has the power to build bonds or burn bridges between other nations. I have noticed that each politician will use the current intentional issues for their own agenda and to…

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mindset matters

mindset matters

A few days ago I attended the showing of Schindler’s List in the Meacham Auditorium in honor of the Holocaust Remembrance Week. It is an incredible movie that reminded me of just how devastating the Holocaust was. The main character, Oskar Schindler, chose to sacrifice everything in order to save as many Jews as he could. His selflessness and courage was inspiring and reminded me of Sister Rosemary. She has risked her life countless time to protect and stand up…

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Sister Rosemary pt 2

Sister Rosemary pt 2

This semester, I was lucky enough to hear Sister Rosemary speak for the second time. She came to a meeting with the President’s Community Scholars group and shared her passion for the people of Uganda and her hopes for change to come. I am always amazed by her selflessness and continual mission to improve the lives of everyone she is around. She is a perfect example of a servant leader and I will continue to look up to her for…

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El que ríe último ríe mejor

El que ríe último ríe mejor

Throughout the school, I have learned so much in and out of the classroom. One particular aspect of this year that I have loved is the opportunity to continue learning another language. I truly enjoy engaging in conversations in Spanish to see how much I know and understand. Also, I am fascinated with other cultures and have always found it interesting to learn about popular traditions and festivities in Spanish speaking countries. However, I cannot just thank my professors for…

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