Welcome to a stressed-out student club

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MischaVOY
Member since November 20, 2014
  • 37 Posts
  • Age 3

This post was originally published on Voices of Youth Cambodia by Monineath Nop, on the occasion of World Skills Day 2018. The final exam is coming; your right hand is holding a book scanning necessary vocabulary while your left hand is holding a cup of coffee. Empty coffee cups start stacking up next to your desk as they accompany you reviewing your lessons, yet you could barely concentrate on the book. Does this sound familiar to you? Been there, done that! We are somehow influenced by th...


The uncertainty after college

Posted Avatar MischaVOY , Voices of Youth Team

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MischaVOY
Member since November 20, 2014
  • 37 Posts
  • Age 3

This post was originally published on Voices of Youth Cambodia by Vanly Keomuda, on the occasion of World Skills Day 2018. “What is your future prospect for choosing this major?” I first heard the question above on the first day that I began a new chapter in my life — the very first day that I started college. I remembered my lecturer going around the classroom asking everyone this simple, but profound question. Back then, I remembered hearing all kinds of ambitious and optimistic answers f...


Getting lost to get found

Posted Avatar MischaVOY , Voices of Youth Team

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MischaVOY
Member since November 20, 2014
  • 37 Posts
  • Age 3

This post was originally published on Voices of Youth Cambodia by Chheng Sotharath, on the occasion of World Skills Day 2018. Being in your 20s is probably the age of uncertainty in almost every aspect of your life. At this point, if you still feel like you’re not ready to “adult’ yet and you really don’t know what’s gonna happen, you are not alone. One of the most common uncertainties that Cambodian youth these days encounter is finding the right career for themselves. There are many chall...


Girls can't be brides

Posted Avatar Angeline Michelle , Its about Humanity

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Angeline Michelle
Member since June 17, 2018
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 24

Honduras. At the age of 12, like many other girls, I spent my time playing with my friends from school, studying, or perhaps in my room reading an interesting book- leading what I believed to be a life totally normal for a girl. Now I wonder... What would have happened? If my parents had told me: We have a husband for you, you marry him in 3 months, or for some socio-economic reason against my will I would have to marry at 12 years old. I probably would not have understood or I would ha...


Talking: A real-world solution

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Venisa
Member since July 25, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 16

Picture a city with cookie-cutter houses aligned and tightly packed together in the interior of brand-new neighborhoods lined with palm trees. All around, there are Latino women respectfully kissing everyone on the cheek and Latino men playfully greeting one another by vigorously patting each other's back. While they all discuss the latest chisme [gossip] and last night’s fútbol [soccer] game, the sun-kissed streets are filled with loud, energetic children laughing and kicking worn-out soccer ba...


Mental illness and employment

Posted no picture zaynrocks , student

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zaynrocks
Member since August 14, 2017
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an organization that provides services and advocates forpersons with mental illness. I want to address the issue of mental illness and how many people are unemployed because of it.NAMI says that about80% of people with mental illness will not be hired for a job. Those that do get hired will often be perceived by their employer as lower functioning than everyone else working the same job. The reason I want to write about this is that I have autis...


She knows she can...

Posted no picture JR Ang , student

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JR Ang
Member since January 26, 2018
  • 3 Posts

She reached out her small hand, Trying to fit in every star in the sky. But they told her that she can’t, Because somehow she is just a girl. She wants to be perfect and good, With all the make-up and nice hair. She wanted to earn the highest grade, that her parents expect her to get. They said she should work harder, Unaware of the effort she put in there. She cries when no one is watching, Screams when no one is listening. Because she didn’t want to pull off the perfect mask, Tha...


The Instagram "Art Hoe" Effect

Posted no picture Helene , An intern

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Helene
Member since June 28, 2018
  • 1 Post

Before starting my rant, I think it’s important for me to explain a few terms I’ll be using and make a sort of disclaimer so that what I’m saying isn’t misinterpreted. When I am talking about looks, I want to make clear that there is no wrong in preferring a more glam or natural look. To each, their own and I am in no place to judge anyone nor do I want to.When I use the current social label "art hoe" I'm using it in a positive light, as a term for people that are very into the art culture and b...


Gene editing has become real

Posted no picture piafleig

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Member since December 23, 2014
  • 18 Posts
  • Age 20

Usually, posts on here don’t talk about science, I know. At least not about natural sciences. (I’m not even sure that I would click on one, although I am a medical student). But recently, I’ve stumbled upon a topic that has started troubling me a lot, and I think it is time to talk about it.At my university there is this biochemistry professor, who always has a smirk on his lips and wears different coloured shirts, one day it’s a yellow one, the next day it is lilac. He likes to make jokes and h...


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