“How to Kill a Skunk”: Mentorship and Transformation in the Inner City

Written by Gabe LePage //  Elijah Libbett never knew I was the one who messed with the skunk. I was taking a walk around my neighborhood in the Southeast side of Grand Rapids, resting my mind from studying for exams. As I was walking down the street, a man in front of me pointed at … Continue reading “How to Kill a Skunk”: Mentorship and Transformation in the Inner City

Seeing People: The Cry of Justice Screams “Worthy”

Written by Camilla Friend //  Under the beautiful mask of majestic mountains and quaint buildings lies the fragile and broken heart of the town of Stellenbosch. With one of the highest Gini coefficients (a statistical measurement of inequality) in South Africa, where the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor live in close … Continue reading Seeing People: The Cry of Justice Screams “Worthy”

Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump

A Conversation with Andrew Trump //  SC: Andrew, can you tell us about your journey and work in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Hawaii? Andrew:  I graduated with a degree in Economics from Wheaton [Wheaton College, IL], and, during my senior year, I spent six months in rural Cambodia interning for an organization that did agricultural … Continue reading Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump

Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers

At first glance, economics seems like it’s all about numbers: the value of a stock, the interest on a loan, or supply and demand. One might not think that a discipline so numbers-focused can also be used to work powerful acts of justice. The three writers featured here know that behind the numbers are people. … Continue reading Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers