We are limitless | Philippines

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Hi. I’m Anna Angelica Nalus, a current senior student from the Philippines and will share my experience to all of you. At my young age, I’m a life survivor. I came from a poor family that we cannot sustain our basic needs. We only have our mother to provide for us because our father died early. Going to school is a challenge everyday although it is a public school because you have no money with you or food that you can bring, a kilometer walk from your home to school and your classmates teases you because of your trashy appearance. I endure all of it just to graduate primary education. I can endure more of it, but my family lose […]

My father has been arrested for two years | Turkey

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My name is Betul and I live in Istanbul in where a cosmopolitan, magical and complicated city. I am a junior in high school. Nowadays, Living in Istanbul is hard and insecure because of that it is easy to politicize people in Turkey so violation is increasing day by day. Every day you can face with  different kinds of violation because of your gender or your ideas. If you are a girl, people can make you feel worthless and If your ideas are against general opinions, you can be charged with treason. The political atmosphere makes  the city dangerous for everyone. People are unhappy and depressed. The political events in the country affected us negatively. My father has been arrested […]

All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it | Philippines

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I hope you are all doing well right now. Today, I’ll be sharing what I learned recently in my 17 years of existence, currently a pioneer graduate of the k-12 SHS curriculum in the Philippines. But before that, quoting from the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.” Now that I am in the transition of being legal of age since I am nearly turning 18, I can somehow relate to the attitude of an adult and a child. I’ve realized that once you’ve become an adult you may forget all the habits you had back then. We mature, yes, but we shouldn’t completely forget our […]

There is no gender line in football | China

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Hello,my name is Jenny Fang.I’m a 14 year old girl from Beijing, China.I think I’m quite odd though,as I’m not really interested in things that most girls do. What I enjoy the most is football.It’s literally the coolest sport that ever existed!Some say that it’s freaky for a girl to turn on the TV at three o’clock in the morning for football matches,but actually this is my normal state. In China, the environment of football is somehow skewed towards men, and I think the main reason is that the atmosphere is considered too rough for women.Yet there is no gender line in football. If you ask me what I gain from football,I would say my own personality, friendship and enthusiasm […]

the USA is being ran by the most irresponsible person | U.S.

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Hello, my name is Indira Monroe, I am a junior in high school preparing for my senior year. I am 17 years old, I’m the oldest out of three girls. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I am African American. Living in Philadelphia is hard, many kids my age are being murdered from senseless acts of violence and it breaks my heart everyday I’ve lost many friends and relatives, I wish I could fix it and help encourage others that there’re better ways to solve problematic situations. Many days I fear for my life not just only in my community but in the world also the USA is being ran by the most irresponsible person. Every day I hear airplanes […]

I hope to become a bridge between countries | U.S.

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Hi! I’m Hyerin, a high school sophomore in Irvine, California.  I think I have a pretty interesting life story. From when I was five, I wore glasses and was not quite accepted by my classmates. However, as I grew up, I found out that I possessed a unique musical ability. My hearing was developed from eight years of playing the violin, so I was able to memorize pieces faster. This ability helped me to more creatively express myself in my music, and I had a solo performance in Carnegie hall in 2017. I still cannot forget the moment I stood on the grand stage with my violin. I think another pretty special aspect about me is that I speak can […]

He said he was sorry to us but the apology was worthless | U.S.

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Well, my name is Tracey McLaine-Scott and my life is kinda cool. I live with my mom, my brother and my sister. We are single family, my mom and my dad got divorced 5 years ago. It’s been pretty raw, very frustrating ever since. Not as much as you think it is, but things been conflicting between my dad’s side of the family and us ever since my mom divorced. They both got divorced because my dad choked my mom on bed so… I don’t know, that wasn’t exciting. The cops came in and broke down the bedroom door and my dad was arrested. Me, my brother and my sister were all freaking out like monkeys in the living room […]

I’ve realized the importance of taking risks | U.S.

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Even since I was a little boy, I never particularly liked the idea of taking risks. I was always the kid who never wanted to try anything new because I was always too afraid that something unpleasant would occur during the experience. However, as I have gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of taking risks, and why it shouldn’t be feared. If you didn’t know, I am a competitive chess player. Yes, out of all the sports in the worlds, I chose to play chess. Anyways, chess is one of those sports that usually takes a while to finish, and when you’re in the tournament hall playing for five hours, you can get bored very easily. This boredom usually doesn’t […]

Kids are pressing their idea of stricter gun control laws | U.S.

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My name is Dodge Martinson and I live in a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m 14 years old and am in 8th grade. In my free time, I like to go to the gym and exercise. I also enjoy playing squash and golf. Next year, when I start high school, I hope to become involved in the robotics and speech and debate clubs. One current news topic that’s been on the minds of many kids my age is what to do about the increasing frequency of school shootings in America and the lack of preventive actions being taken by State Legislators and Congress. Kids are organizing protests and using social media to press their ideas of stricter gun […]

I can tell you that Sweden is now facing some really serious problem | Sweden

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Sweden, as we all know, is a high welfare and high technology country. But me as a real Swedish guy can tell you that Sweden is now facing some really serious problem. One of the most serious problem is that Sweden has met a quite severe economic crisis. In Sweden, the richer you are, the more tax you need to pay, and those money from the tax mostly go to the poor in the form of welfare. However, since the coming of refugees, the balance between money get from taxes and the money send out for welfare has been broken. In order to keep the balance, the government increases the taxes and decreases the funding used on public construction. As […]