Picture yourself in high school. You’re a high-performing student who works hard in school. Your grades are stellar, and you are invested in your extracurriculars. You’ve started looking at colleges so that you can pursue the career of your dreams. You have your eyes on some top, selective schools, and you’re all set to apply, … Continue reading Time to Turn Dreams into Reality
It’s early August and tensions have been brewing in Jerusalem, known to many as one of the holiest cities in the world. July marked increased conflict over a religious site known as Al-Aqsa to Muslims and Temple Mount to Jews, and regarded as incredibly important by both. To add to that, the killing of two … Continue reading Breaking Down Stereotypes
~Based on an experience I had tutoring refugee children last week~ Amal* picked a book from the shelf. “What’s this book about?” the little girl questioned with wide eyes. “I am not sure yet, but we will find out!” I assured Amal, as I took a look at the title: Mommy Ant, Eat Your Vegetables, a 21st … Continue reading Shouldn’t we start thinking about this?
A Long Journey to Closed Doors: By Shraddha Joshi, 2016 “Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.” The basic rights that every American deserves. Citizens all across the country take these privileges for granted, and few have ever taken the time to envision what life would be without them. It’s the “American Dream,” right? However, just … Continue reading OPINION: Why Unaccompanied Central American Child Migrants Should be Granted Refugee Status