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People and Planet 2

What are we to do in the face of the growing global climate crisis? Perhaps we can dive into the chaos and confusion of it all through the creative reflective outputs of four GDP students for their Summer 2021 Independent Study: People and Planet, organized and conducted under Dr. Takeshi Uesugi’s supervision. This is Part 2 of 2.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

drift – A Poem

A poem by our Creative Editor Mattie Balagat.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

Second World

As a Filipino living in Okayama, Mattie entrusts her feelings in the words of her newest poem, and in the familiar taste, smell, and sound of home.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

Misdiagnosis

“Why does oust scatter rabid dogs howling at dust? And justice prolong a gilded melody beyond our grasp?” Mattie asked in this thought-provoking piece of literature.

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Home Away from Home

An aspiring story about KAMP, a hostel and café in Okayama City, where people may find solace in. Based on an interview with the owner, the article tells a narrative about finding home far away from home.