Politics? What Politics?

I feel I am not political at all. It’s almost embarrassing to say, but I am not political at all. Being raised in a household where the main religion is Jehovah Witness, politics are avoided and not talked about. I know I can educate myself on the subject since I am now an adult and can think for myself; however, I have been bounded by … Continue reading Politics? What Politics?

Let Yourself Learn

The following piece is written by Maggie Bui, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to the Winter 2018 Developmental Blog question: What makes you political?  Society has changed within the last few centuries, and naturally, the definition of education has also evolved. However, what we expect from an education has not: an education should broaden our minds, help us develop a higher level of thinking, … Continue reading Let Yourself Learn

What Makes a Person Political?

The following piece is written by Keson Chen, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to the Winter 2018 Developmental Blog question: What makes you political?  What makes a person political? Well, it’s hard to say. Anything happening in one’s life can change his perception and ideology of the world, and what we call Democrats or Republicans are merely the two typical modes of ideologies that … Continue reading What Makes a Person Political?

Music on My Mind

The following piece is written by Maggie Bui, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to a Janet Brown power question: When am I most naturally myself?  The light dims and the audience holds its breath in anticipation. The sound of rotating helicopter blades fills the theater for a good ten seconds. Then, the conductor looks to the percussion section, and with a swish of his … Continue reading Music on My Mind

When I Am Most Naturally Myself, and What to Do With It

The following piece is written by Keson Chen, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to a Janet Brown power question: When am I most naturally myself?  When am I most naturally myself? When I pose this question to myself, I somehow feel it would be better to rephrase the question as following “When does my beginner’s mind manifest itself?” Since the beginner’s mind is a … Continue reading When I Am Most Naturally Myself, and What to Do With It

Guest Blog: “I am Hmong and Vegan” by Johnnie Yaj

Going vegan was never an easy decision. Since middle school I had always thought about going vegetarian or vegan because of my absolute love for animals, but it was not until college that I really put my values into action. Being away from home allowed me to stop and think about my family’s long history of obesity and heart problems. My family grew up very … Continue reading Guest Blog: “I am Hmong and Vegan” by Johnnie Yaj

Guest Blog: “Memo 9G – Redefining the Mission” by Michael Huynh

Read as Michael tells about his long awaited mission trip to Vietnam. He details the complexities and challenges of providing free clinical care in a developing country, as well as the benefits of such a changing experience. Read more to see how his experience shaped his understanding of global health.

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Guest Blog: “Infinity Breathes” by Jesse Han

Joan Didion writes that writers—archivists, keepers of private notebooks, of memory’s palace—are of a different breed altogether, anxious malcontents, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things who have learned, from an early age, a preternatural preoccupation with loss. Writing is a sort of nervous tic, a stab at survival for those who continually run from that elemental private reflection: This must end. The summer I was … Continue reading Guest Blog: “Infinity Breathes” by Jesse Han