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“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

“A life without cause is a life without effect.”

Dear Readers,

There is some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that my proposal regarding the hate crime incident (read here) was actually seen by the lawyer or someway listened to because the administrative review and grievance procedures have changed (You can read the new one here).  Only small parts of our proposal/arguments were listened to but at least the changes are one small step in the right direction.  At least I can say and know that my efforts and persistence paid off.

The bad news is that this is my last post.  If anyone still wants their story published I will off course do so and if anyone wants to take the reins, I am more than willing to hand them over.

I hope this blog has been informative and helpful.  I also hope that I will not be judged to harshly.

Please check out the ‘Last Projects’ Tab above or by clicking here.  I have also put some links to articles I have written in that tab here:

1.  How to Ensure your Student Rights in a Foreign Country

2. Partial Lock on Tuition Idea

3. Having Vegetarian Options at the Caf

Best wishes to you in the next year and may you be at peace,


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Dear Readers,

I’ve added a new tab and I would like you to check it out.  It’s basically the last projects I was working on before leaving Sint Marten.  Check it out above or click on this link.

Best wishes and happy holidays,


Dear Readers,

I just finished writing most of the posts I am going to put up for this year and perhaps ever. They still need some editing but I will get them out soon enough. So don’t forget to keep checking on the site over the next few days.

Also, in other news, I will be adding another student story soon named “Practice What you Preach” and I will be adding a new tab called projects/great ideas, for all the projects/ideas I have worked on or were not able to.

Most importantly, enjoy your holiday(s) and may you be at peace,


“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana

So here’s the deal – I’m leaving St. Maarten and I’m giving away all the work I’ve done to anyone who wants to use it.  I’ve worked on so many proposals and petitions that I have lost count, but, the upside of this is that I have alot of research to pass around.  Most importantly, I’ve made alot of mistakes and learned (hopefully) how to water down several critical issues into one or two simple and effective changes that would make a huge impact at AUC.

I am currently planning on leaving the island Wednesday and I am available at most times except from midnight to noon because thats when I sleep (aka hibernate).  Recently I’ve been working on student rights in relation the hate crime that happened at AUC this September but other projects I’ve been working on include a push to partially lock tuition at AUC and a new course at AUC.

Feel free to email me at if you would be interested in getting what research I have and/or a actual history of the student movement here at AUC.  Also, if you have any interest in contributing to this blog feel free to send me an email too.

Best wishes to all students who will be taking their Final Exams and happy holidays to all,


Hello dear readers,

So my comprehensive exam (an exam on the first 2 years of Med. School) came back negative or sub par and I need to focus on my next opportunity to take the comprehensive this coming Friday (the 10th).   I promise to write some more about the Unknown War after the comp and before the year ends.   Also, I promise to write about my last projects I’ve been working on before I start my clinical rotations.

First though, I ask that you wish me luck on my next comprehensive here or in person.  Also, any uplifting comments or stories proving how nothing is impossible would be helpful too!


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Purpose of this Blog

This blog is an account of past and present struggles at the American University of the Caribbean Medical School (AUC). My colleagues and I endeavored to make our Caribbean Medical School more progressive and supportive of all its students. We worked against an administration and student government to end marginalization of students and fight ignorance. When all was said and done, the administration at AUC claimed that they had single handily brought more diversity to AUC. It's time to share the whole story.

This is the story of those that fought for progress, stood up to AUC's administration/SGA and, just sometimes, won.

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