The Beginning of a Journey

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Monica Angulo
Member since February 28, 2017
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  • Age 18

Three months. It may seem like a short amount of time but, in fact, many changes can actually happen in those 92 days; like traveling to another continent, making new friends or finishing high school. Exactly 100 days ago I received an email, titled: Congratulations, VOY Climate & Environment Blogging Intern! The VOY Blogging Internship is, as the name says, an internship to improve your writing skills with the help of a mentor who, gives you feedback. I was speechless to say the least...


Dear Future Leaders

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Monica Angulo
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This piece belongs to a three-part series written by Kelepi Baba, Monica Angulo and Leah DavidsonThe world is changing. It always has, but nowadays it’s happening so quickly that we barely notice. Climate change, and other global problems that we face now, may seem too overwhelming at times that we can feel down - like we can’t do anything to address them, but we can actually take action to stop them. No matter where we stand, we can always take big or small actions that at the end will have an...


Missing Home

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Monica Angulo
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It wasn’t like I didn’t know it would happen, but rather, that it would happen sooner than later. The green pastures used to fill the valley, thousands of flowers of different colors could be easily seen in the infinite green background. I remember being totally carefree at 7 years old running in the valley with my friends while we played with a paper-made soccer ball. Things used to be so different back in those days. Now I’m 16 years old and I’m not a child anymore. I’m aware of everything t...


5 Reasons I Love Mexico

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Monica Angulo
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When you hear the word Mexico, what’s the first word that pops up in your mind? If you searched the word Mexico on the internet right now, several headlines will probably mention the words ‘violence’, ‘insecure’ and ‘dangerous’; and although violence in Mexico is a crucial topic, sometimes it makes us forget about other characteristics of the country. I am not saying that we shouldn’t pay attention to this problem, but rather show the other side of Mexico that is not commonly discussed- The nat...


The Tale of a Mother

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Monica Angulo
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Every day I wake up early in the morning as the sun rises. Many would say that I may not even sleep, and that’s kind of true. After getting up, I make my way towards the garden, where I grow an outstanding variety of plants, from sycamores to cactus, as well as plenty of fruits and vegetables.The garden is where all the animals are as well. It’s difficult to maintain it, but I do it for my children because I love them dearly and I’d do anything for them, and I know that they need the food that...


Young Soul

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Monica Angulo
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You, young soulFull of dreams and hopeDon’t let anyone push you downTo where you don’t belongThe world is a rough placeWhere many people cryWhere many people sufferAnd where many people dieBut young soulDon’t you dare look awayRather stand upAnd change this worldWhere is the love?Many people askLove is inside usWe just need to let it shineIt may seem impossibleBut it’s notYou just need to loveTo change the worldLove unites usIt makes us be oneIt makes us care about the other It doesn’t makes us...


The Colors of Our Spirit and The Wind

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Monica Angulo
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Us humans, animals, and plants share one house, one home. A house that often had a starry sky at night; a soft, green rug made of grass and clean, crystal water bodies around. But now, things are different. The sky at night is dark in some places because the lights of the city don’t let us see the sparkling stars that hang up from it. The soft, green grass is changing into a hard, gray coat of cement that doesn’t let flowers grow up. And plenty of the once clean water bodies, are now turning bro...


The Human Nature

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Monica Angulo
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Things are not always easy. In fact, the hardest opportunities or dreams to achieve are the best ones. The problem with us is that we usually limit ourselves. We don’t cross our own barriers, we don’t go out of our comfort zone.We, as humans, need to have a certain place where we feel safe, away from actions that can affect our routine. This could be trying a new activity (like learning how to dance tango), that makes us do something that we have never done before. And this isn’t wrong, it’s alw...


Ethics of Science and Technology

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It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. -Albert Einstein On the early morning of Tuesday April 4 2017, several attacks with chemical weapons occurred in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. A chemical weapon is any toxic chemical, or a precursor, that is used to cause death, injury, temporal incapacitation or irritation. This was followed by the bombing of a hospital where persons were being treated. These actions took away 72 lives, many of them being children. Doctor...


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  • Monica Angulo

    I'm just a girl who is tired of being quiet and wants to raise up her voice and change the world to make it a better place. Future International Relations student.


    Member since February 28, 2017


    Age 18 • 11 Posts