Tag Archives: Oppression

if it weren’t for Egypt

One year ago today, I thought I might have made a mistake.  After three and a half years of college in Kentucky, I decided to spend my last semester committing journalism in Washington DC through the Best Semester DC Journalism Center program.  Having felt led to go in this direction and experience the change I so utterly desired left me beyond excited. There were programs all over the world I could take part in, and in the beginning I would never have imagined Washington.

Ever since I started college I knew I would end up doing one of these semesters.   There was absolutely no way I could spend the ‘entire’ experience on the same campus for four years and I had never felt more led to step out and change my circumstances (much like I felt when I started college and how I’m feeling right about now). Continue reading “if it weren’t for Egypt” »

the most ignored Human Rights Crisis

With the recent death of the oppressive Kim Jong-il, the world ought to be reminded that there is no country on this planet with less freedom than North Korea.  Although we may (rightfully) make fun of the deceased dictator for his bizarre claims and behavior and laugh at his puppet like character, let’s not be ignorant to what the people of his country face.  Below is a letter that will give you more insight into this world without any form of freedom.  Read it through and support my noble friend as she travels as a voice on behalf of the voiceless. Continue reading “the most ignored Human Rights Crisis” »

America’s oppressive education system

I have never had any school pride.  No matter where I went, the school colors, mascot or functions never appealed to me.  Certain teachers and friends made all the difference, helping to change and shape my life, the institution however, has done little to actually benefit me.  It is because school presented more red tape, road blocks, bureaucracy and stipulations than enriching learning and pointing me in the direction of my strengths.  I would go as far as to say school oppressed my gifts, talents, creativity and interests more than it helped them.  There were unforgettable teachers that went out of their way to teach and share their lives, those I am grateful for and will never forget, but the institution as a whole existed to make me jump through hoops, waste my time, and leave me drowning in debt.  It’s really no wonder I have always seen it as The Enemy. Continue reading “America’s oppressive education system” »