Fall 2017 Intern Blog Series: Light Amidst the Dark

If you have turned on the news, gone on social media, or even had a conversation with someone within the last month, chances are you have probably heard something about Hurricane Harvey. On August 25 one of the most devastating storms in American history touched down in Texas. With upwards of 70 deaths, the devastation […]

Fall 2017 Intern Blog Series: Oppression

A new semester means some new faces here at GOL. We have a few new interns from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. With a new semester and new faces, we will also be working on some new projects. One of our projects this semester gives us the opportunity to work with a local artist on […]

Intern Blog Series: Thank You

With the semester winding down and this being out last week of classes we would like to say thank you. Thank you to Nourah and the political science department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for giving us this opportunity to learn with hands on experience. We have gotten to see a lot this semester. […]

Intern Blog Series: What Matters in Life

As the semester comes to an end and our internship is coming to a close, I’ve come across a quote by Martin Luther king that I believe is appropriate as we begin to make our ways back home, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” This is such an […]

Intern Blog Series: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is an exciting month as spring has officially made its presence and students are gearing up for the last few weeks of the semester.  But, it should also be said that April is also a very important month as it is named “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”.  This year the goal of sexual assault awareness […]

Intern Blog Series: How You Give Back

Giving back to others and to your community doesn’t have to be on a large scale to be important. In other words, there are so many ways that you can give back on a daily basis and each time you do, you make an impact on someone’s life that you may not even realize you […]

Intern Blog Series: The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Aisles at stores in the United States and all around the world have been packed with green attire and decorations for weeks now in preparation for Saint Patrick’s Day.  Certain cities and universities are known for their lavish parades and celebrations of this day.  But, many people celebrating the holiday don’t know what the day […]

Intern Blog Series: Maslow’s Need of Belonging

Knowing that one belongs to a group and shares a similar identity with others is a need that has been formed since humans had the ability to sustain agriculture. This need is listed as love/belonging on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  While nourishment, shelter, and security are the largest needs to be filled in the hierarchy, […]