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Immigration: The New Colossus by Vincent Romero

Immigration: The New Colossus by Vincent Romero

“People from all around the globe will risk life and limb, sailing across vast oceans through harsh weather, only to live through constant discrimination. The alternative is to live through famines and wars, through sicknesses and oppression. To live in the shadow of the four horsemen or to move to a strange alien world: the decision presented to the people living in such conditions is perhaps the most difficult one they will ever make. Is the choice to take the plunge into such foreboding waters made in vain? The World Migration Report: Migrant Well-being and Development, published by IOM, sought … [Read more]

The Elusive Dream of Migrants by Akisha Julianne L. Cu

The Elusive Dream of Migrants by Akisha Julianne L. Cu

“Everyone has at least one dream or goal in life, be it the dream to become the next president, the dream to get accepted into a prestigious university, or even the dream to become the next renowned scientist. The thing we all have in common with our dreams is that they are the source of our motivation and hope to achieve our goals. Immigrants and refugees have the exact same purpose in mind when they migrate to better their lives.” Read more (page 52)…[Read more]

SOUTHVILLE MONARCHS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES WRITING COMPETITION

SOUTHVILLE MONARCHS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES WRITING COMPETITION

Three high school students from SISC were named finalists in the secondary school category of the 2018 New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition. The essays of Miguel Dominico Alzona, Akisha Julianne Cu and Vincent Romero were among the 30 finalists chosen out of thousands of entries submitted to the regional essay competition.

Responding to the question “Can people still achieve a better life through migration?”, Alzona wrote a 500-word opinion piece entitled “Africa’s Curtain Call,” Cu penned “The Elusive Dream of Migrants” and Romero composed “Immigration, The New Colossus.”

The competition encourages students to become more informed and globally minded … [Read more]