The Current Conflict in Ukraine

Image Courtesy of: ABC News The image above shows independence square in Kiev, Ukraine’s Capital, after the protests. Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until the end of the Cold War. In those years,…

World News: Sochi Troubles

The Winter Olympics have just begun in Sochi, Russia. Although the Russians were well underway with preparations for the Games, Russian President Vladimir Putin was distraught when he arrived in Sochi to find that they…

North American Cold Wave

The image above from NASA shows the polar vortex from space. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="636"] Typical Polar Vortex, November 2013, Image from NOAA[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="636"] Current Polar Vortex, Early January 2013, Image from…

What’s going on with Syria?

As many of you might remember, I wrote a piece last semester explaining what was going on with the Egypt revolution: how it happened, who started it, and what resulted. I'm kicking off this semester…

The Plight of Children Around the World

Every day, tens of thousands of children lose their lives due to causes such as malnourishment, impoverishment, and disease. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), over two billion people do not have access…