What Light Can Teach Us

Published no picture Pia Fleig

no picture Pia Fleig
Member since December 23, 2014
  • 5 Posts

Imagine you are in a spacecraft, you know, one of those fancy white ones with triangular shaped wings and tinted windows. You are flying high above the earth and probably have just brewed your coffee. It tastes pretty different since your taste buds have changed in outer space. When you accidently let go off it, the cup turns faster than the brownish creamy fluid in it, but you can catch it easily. You have a day ahead that will be filled with experiments, but for now you sit w...

Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen

Published no picture Student at University of California, Los Angeles, Sadegh Atlasi

no picture Student at University of California, Los Angeles
Sadegh Atlasi
Member since May 6, 2015
  • 1 Post
  • Age 22

There are many conflicts and problems occurring around the world on a daily basis, which require our attention. The disastrous humanitarian situation in Yemen is among the problems that humanity is facing. There is a very destructive and unpleasant situation happening in Yemen, where civilians are stuck in the country without any organized help or support. The bombardment of Yemen by Saudi Arabia for the purpose of limiting the Houthi rebels has cost many lives. Yemen is the po...

Down by the river

Published Avatar Mr, unlimited mind

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unlimited mind
Member since May 24, 2015
  • 1 Post
  • Age 24

Down by the river I’m just down by the river waiting for you. I’m where you left me Waiting for you, cause I have a lot in mind, questions that are looking for answers. My whole life I’ve been waiting And I’m watching days turn into years… for stories never heard by any. I’m still at the very same place waiting for you, just down by the river where you left me. I’m standing by the river made of tears, busy questioning myself about things I won’t even get an...

It Is the Same Sunset

Published Avatar Mr., Ala Oueslati

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Ala Oueslati
Member since April 10, 2015
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 23

I had to put my camera down and surrender to the scene, my toes digging into the sandy dirt, saltwater splashing at my ankles, my eyes burning because of the warm salty breezes and the lack of sleep. I enjoyed standing there. I enjoyed squinting towards the horizon, which at that moment was a chain of mountains and hills on which I could see some white-washed buildings. I couldn’t tell if the Israeli side was prettier than the Jordanian’s, but all I could tell was that both s...

A Step Out of a Comfort Zone

Published Avatar Elizabeth VOY

Avatar Elizabeth VOY
Member since April 12, 2015
  • 6 Posts
  • Age 24

One of the proposed challenges of the Voices of Youth Blogging Internship was to attend a local event, blog about it and share my ideas. Well… check, I did it! I went to a local event to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Newcastle in 1967. It was facilitated by Journey to Justice, a voluntary organisation that honours the ongoing struggle for human rights. Through arts, culture and education they aim to inspire people and encourage those to take action for social just...

The Hidden Power in the People’s Voice

Published Avatar Biotechnology student at Costa Rica Institute of Technology, David Molina Shvidchenco

Avatar Biotechnology student at Costa Rica Institute of Technology
David Molina Shvidchenco
Member since March 24, 2015
  • 6 Posts
  • Age 19

Tigers have a privileged status in Asian cultures. They are portrayed in paintings, sculpted in statues, and there are even stories about them. Most of them live in captivity to avoid their extinction, but it was not always like that - there was a time in which they lived freely in the jungle, hunting wild pigs to survive. Looking at these tigers it’s interesting how quickly their situation changed and South Korea, one of the four Asian tigers, is no exception. Many of us whe...


Published Avatar student, Utsah

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Member since April 10, 2015
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 20

It was a cold Saturday morning. The preceding days of rain gave the morning an unusual, sharp chill. I was on my bed when the tremor started. There had been a few short shakes after the 2011 earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale. I thought it was one of those and lay calm on my bed. But this time the quake did not stop, on the contrary, it got stronger. Soon I found myself rushing under the door frame of my room (back in 2011, I had learnt that this was on...

Someone Has to Say It Part 2: The Evolution of Love

Published Avatar Miss, Rumby

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Member since April 12, 2015
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 22

Have you ever really thought about it? Love and the diaspora. Growing up, I was always told that I had to obtain my basic education before having a romantic relationship. By the time I finished primary school, the phrase: Books before boys because boys bring babies was ingrained in my brain. I was terrified about bringing my mother a baby instead of a degree. In 2012, I left the African continent for the American one. My flight went from Botswana to South Africa, took me all the...

The Invention Of Creativity

Published Avatar Winifred Ahupa

Avatar Winifred Ahupa
Member since April 10, 2015
  • 6 Posts
  • Age 23

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. — Mary Lou Cook How often do we break out from the norm? Try out new things? Dip our feet in untouched waters, doing uncommon stuff, like students going to class without shoes just for the fun of it? Or going to the gym in a nice suit and workout hard until you begin to feel your muscles make some noise? OR better still, when people call you with a wrong number, t...

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