The Peace Corps is a well-known organization founded in 1961 to send volunteers abroad with a three-fold mission: promote world peace and friendship by improving lives internationally, help others understand U.S. culture, and bring the experiences from volunteers back to the U.S. to engage people at home. With a drastically changing international political climate, the Peace Corps has had to navigate new challenges domestically and abroad. In order to understand how this has impacted members of the Corps and how it can impact those interested in the organization, you’ll hear from several members of the Corps about their experiences, how they dealt with challenges in their assigned countries, and how they feel about the future of the Corps.
While there has been much discourse surrounding LGBTQ+ social equity in the United States, there is a great deal happening in LGBTQ+ communities internationally that often goes under the radar domestically. By bringing the voices of two members of Colorado State University’s community to the forefront, we hope to bring further awareness to what navigating an LGBTQ+ identity is like in a different cultural context.
This year was about returning power to the artists. With the rise of DIY recording processes outside of the bedroom pop genre and the prominence of mental health, the music created in 2019 was more introspective than ever. Artists were not afraid to be experimental with their sounds and ideas, which made it so that their true voices shone through. Some artists changed the … [Read more...] about KCSU Top Albums of 2019