Category : News

Marching in Solidarity with #MichaelBrown in Cleveland, 560 Miles Away

On Thursday evening, thousands of people around America protested, demonstrated, and marched in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9th. From Times Square to Los Angeles, people…

2 Comments / 62 View / August 16, 2014

Fields Medal Winner Shines Light on Pervasive Gender Gap

Contrary to popular belief, Alfred Nobel’s wife did not have an affair with a mathematician that discouraged Nobel’s commemoration of mathematics among the likes of physics, chemistry, literature, peace, medicine, and economics. In fact, Nobel never even married. The absence…

0 Comments / 153 View / August 15, 2014

GG9: These Aren’t Your Gay’s Gay Games

Earlier last week, the 9th Gay Games began in Cleveland, Ohio with the Opening Ceremony and much fanfare. The Gay Games, a week-long event that I like to think of as a ‘small-scale, LGBTQ oriented Olympics’ began in 1982 in…

3 Comments / 143 View / August 11, 2014

The Ebola Crisis

A dangerous outbreak has taken over the world; Ebola. The Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as the Ebola haemorrhagic, the fever is a severe and often fatal illness in humans. Currently, the worst Ebola outbreak in history is in…

0 Comments / 115 View / August 7, 2014

July 2014: This Month in 10 Events

1. Nicaragua reveals an Atlantic-Pacific Canal route The Nicaraguan government and the corporation backing it – HKND – announced in early July settled plans to construct a canal that would link the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the country. It…

0 Comments / 213 View / August 1, 2014

Recent Chicago Shootings Have Us All Asking “Why?”

This past weekend, at least 13 people were shot in Chicago. Among these victims were children and teenagers, a 24 year old man, and even a three-year-old boy, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. These shootings are not a part…

0 Comments / 175 View / August 1, 2014

Messi and Argentina’s Shambles: How a Hedge Fund Manager Conquered the Spirits of 41 million

Minutes before the final whistle of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, millions of television screens across the globe displayed the same image: Messi, fatigued arms resting on hips, somberly gazing out into the crowd. In other words, utter disappointment. The…

1 Comment / 173 View / July 31, 2014

Planes Beget Tragedy: The fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

The first global tragedy that unfolded during my lifetime was the attack on 9/11. I was young and naïve, but I knew how to be afraid, and my parents, the news, and my teachers made absolutely sure I was. Everywhere…

0 Comments / 123 View / July 31, 2014

#ISupportHumanity

Israeli and Palestinian casualties are rising at rates that could surpass any Israeli conflict in the last decade, with over 1,035 recorded Palestinians and a significantly lower, but equally tragic, number of Israeli deaths. With greater presence in the Gaza…

3 Comments / 210 View / July 29, 2014

A Hands On Experience: Tampering with the MH17 Flight Evidence

A few days ago, another Malaysian Airplane entered our sound waves and newsfeeds. While on one side of the world Israelis and Palestinians are seeing increased violence, Asia continues to see turmoil. A few days ago, Malaysian Airplane MH17 was…

0 Comments / 76 View / July 24, 2014