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Nataleah and the Nation: Democracy in America

Nataleah Small January 18, 2017

A hallmark of democracy is the ability to create and alter government to satisfy the needs of the people. In a constitutional democratic republic, the nation is governed by a set of laws written by elected...

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Nataleah and the Nation: Voting

Nataleah Small October 31, 2016

Are you exhausted? Do you want this election cycle to end? Do you wish you could silence all the political ads on TV, the radio and YouTube? Does thinking about the next four years make you break out in...

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Nataleah and the Nation: Clowns

Nataleah Small October 18, 2016

In recent weeks, “creepy clowns” have been sighted across the country. There have been reports of clowns luring children into wooded areas, brandishing machetes in front of apartment complexes, wandering...

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Nataleah and the Nation: Dear Donald

Nataleah Small October 7, 2016

  Dear Mr. Trump, When I was a child I heard about the American dream If I tried hard enough I could win the presidency All I would have to do is believe and shoot for the stars Anything is...

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Nataleah and the Nation: Syrian Refugees

Nataleah Small October 2, 2016

He is running, but he can’t seem to escape the white dust. It fills the air and surrounds him, embraces him, sticks to his clothes and hair. Home, where his mother taught him to read, his father taught...

Nataleah and the Nation: How the fashion industry has failed the American woman

Nataleah and the Nation: How the fashion industry has failed the American woman

Nataleah Small September 23, 2016

Last week, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, and Kanye West paraded wearable artwork on the streets of New York City. It was Fashion Week, and the biggest names in the industry were there to revel in the excitement. Designers...

Nataleah and the Nation: Georgetown University faces its history of slavery

Nataleah and the Nation: Georgetown University faces its history of slavery

Nataleah Small September 20, 2016

Georgetown University, 1838: Jesuit priests Rev. Thomas Mulledy and Rev. William McSherry sold 272 enslaved people for $115,000 (today $3.3 million) to pay a debt. On September 1, 2016, the university...

Nataleah and the Nation: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes a seat to stand for justice

Nataleah and the Nation: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes a seat to stand for justice

Nataleah Small September 9, 2016

On August 26th, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, remained seated as the national anthem was played before the San Francisco 49ers faced the Green Bay Packers. When asked about his actions, Kaepernick stated,...

Czech Abroad: Prague, A love letter

Czech Abroad: Prague, A love letter

Nataleah Small August 22, 2016

My dearest Prague, I miss you. I miss your winding streets and stained glass windows. I miss your history and charm. I miss your late nights and early mornings. I miss your rustic simplicity and grand,...

Czech Abroad: An American in Prague

Czech Abroad: An American in Prague

Nataleah Small August 11, 2016

I don’t think about being an American. It is an element of my identity that runs as an undercurrent through my subconscious. My American-ness is only awakened on patriotic holidays, during election years,...

Czech Abroad: Prague, Will I Miss You?

Czech Abroad: Prague, Will I Miss You?

Nataleah Small July 17, 2016

Prague, will I miss you? Will I miss these long nights drinking with friends and dancing with strangers? Will I miss Tram No. 9? The one that cuts through the city like a gorgeous wound, the one we always...

Czech Abroad: On the Building and Breaking Down of Walls

Czech Abroad: On the Building and Breaking Down of Walls

Nataleah Small July 7, 2016

In 1961, the Berlin Wall was constructed as a physical barrier between political ideals. The wall separated the city into "East Berlin" and "West Berlin", standing as a barricade between Communist and...

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