Photo: Kevin giving gift to political speaker Silvio, graduate student at the law school.
To David Gómez-Cruz, thanks for waking Peter and I up in the morning because if it wasn’t for him I would be nothing. Today’s theme revolved around politics and it is certainly something I am passionate about. First in our seminar groups we discussed political questions such as how far should one go to achieve something? However, during this seminar I was surprised to realize that my opinion on most of the questions differed from others mostly because I viewed the questions posed from a different perspective. For example in the question given above I said that it doesn’t matter what it takes to achieve something as long as it is achieved. I believe this because as long as progress is made the steps taken to achieve it wasn’t as important. Next we had a guest speaker named Sylvio who had a Masters in political science. He gave us the run down about the political system in the U.S and in Nicaragua and although I disagreed with him on a few topics the experience was very educating. After our guest speaker we had a debate revolving around law 779, which is a women’s right law. Inevitably my side lost the debate due to law 779 being too severe, the brilliant debating skills of Rubin Girling, the horrible debating skills of Bridgett Hernandez, and the excellent moderating skills of Peter Khalil. Then and again we had English tutoring where I was thoroughly entertained again by my peers and students. Well tomorrow I have to wake up at 4:30 so I have to go to sleep. Big love to my group Melinda, Sally, Greg, Keanna, Vishnu, Thu, Maggie, Nami, Sabrina, Oswaldo, Hannah, Elida, Jenny, and Christine.
Love to SF,