Category Archives: Global Issues

A Review of the Summer

The Summer Of 2015 This summer has been very eventful. Besides Donald Trump’s continuous entertainment, a lot of serious developments occurred as of late that highlights some of our greatest accomplishments and our ugly past that still exists in today’s society. So let’s take...


Why you should care about Bitcoins

Bitcoin. Since it’s anonymous and cryptic dark web birth in 2009, it has shaken up the global economy. Launching a whole new genre of tech ventures (including peer-to-peer lending firms and payment systems), Bitcoin has established itself as a solid peg under the global...


The New Slaves

As she walked into the heart of the city, a fourteen-year-old girl expected an ordinary evening. With relative peace of mind, she had planned to meet her boyfriend. Instead, she met her tormentor. Arriving at the location of the date, she was knocked out...


Cultural Understanding Connects Countries

We know to cover up when visiting certain religious venues, or that a common greeting in certain European countries is a kiss. We live in a tolerant society, and we are taught to understand different cultures, but less often do we understand the meaning...


Iraq’s Perpetual Violence

The Prophet Zarathustra proudly and boldly stated centuries ago, “A thousand people cannot convince one by words to the extent that one person can convince a thousand by action.” As thousands of Yazidis, followers of an ethnic group that pursues slightly-altered beliefs of ancient...


Why Does Everyone Hate the US?

Global leaders such as the United States should always do what they believe is right without being overly concerned about what other countries think; however, if that same goal can be achieved with a more conciliatory approach, then that’s the road they should take....


The Lost Freedom of Jews Worldwide

Last spring there was a Jewish couple that casually minded their own business at the Brussels Jewish Museum. They were both murdered. Last week I went to temple for Rosh Hashanah, and there were more cops than ever before this year just so another...


Fighting ISIS One Strike at a Time

In my eleventh grade English class, I usually get bored with the typical old-fashioned literature. So, I asked my teacher to provide us with books that we can connect to on a personal level. Surprisingly, I was successful and we got the chance to...


The War on Journalism

The connotation of surreal is overwhelmingly positive. Colloquially, this word is associated with fine art, elevated literature and even pleasant dreams. Yet, when James Foley and Steven Sotloff were brutally beheaded due to the hatred of masked radicals, the word gained an entire new...


Ebola: Xenophobia Returns

Since last October, the popularity of the term “ebola” has increased 100-fold.  A trend among news stations has become increasingly evident these past few weeks- at any given time, at least one news channel will probably be talking about Ebola Zaire. As the disease...