Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Infrastructure is Key by Melissa Leonard I recently read an article about a girls boarding school in Kenya. Sleeping at the school was necessary because it was unsafe for the students to walk to the school otherwise. The girls that attended the school, prior to boarding there, had  stories of rape and battering as they had attempted to commute on foot to...

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Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Girls… I am lucky to have been born in raised in a country that sees me as a girl equal to any boy. I got to go to school and get a good paying job, on top of this, I am treated with respect and dignity by my society. Although I love to cook and raise my children such ideals were never imposed on me. This however is still not the case in many countries...

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Winter 2013

Winter 2013

Devastation in the Media by Melissa Lopes Around the world and in the media, people are still reaching out to help clean up the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, that devastated much of the Philippines. With an estimated 11.8 million people affected, and 995,000 survivors displaced, Typhoon Haiyan, is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. Work for All is...

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Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Class Still Determines Opportunity by Melissa Lopes Throughout history, societies have been divided into social classes. They all have different names, but their structures are relatively the same: the super-rich, the rich, and the very poor. The super-rich were always a small group of people who held all the power. Inevitably, over the course of time, the poor...

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Summer 2013

Summer 2013

Working Together is the Key   Dear Reader: This morning, I was playing one-on-one basketball with my nine-year-old son, Owen, when he said that it wasn’t a fair game. When I asked him why, he stated the obvious, “because you are bigger and taller.” Then he continued, “but if Anna (his twin sister) and I played against you together, then we could beat you.” This...

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Spring 2013

Spring 2013

A Bright Outlook Dear Reader: I am an eternal optimist. I think the world is getting more and more connected. That is a game changing improvement for the future and it overshadows negative, recent economic events. All of us have to work in our “Global Village” in the future.  The inputs and outputs of every business and every household are being bought and sold...

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