Politics

Google’s Controversial Decision to Honor Yuri Kochiyama With Google Doodle

Google’s Controversial Decision to Honor Yuri Kochiyama With Google Doodle

On May 19, 2016, Google Doodle honored civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American who was friends with Malcolm X. Kochiyama is a legendary civil rights activist to many Americans. However, her public endorsement of controversial figures like Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Osama Bin Laden. Kochiyama was born to […]

by February 26, 2017 8 comments Politics, Trending, World
Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

In the 1980s, Salman Rushdie was subject to a fatwa, or death sentence, because of his novel The Satanic Verses. He was forced into exile. Although Rushdie had wealth and fame, his time in hiding taxed his resources. When Rushdie emerged, he and other writers formed the International Parliament of […]

by February 25, 2017 6 comments Arts, Politics, World
Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

The debate over whether “revenge porn” should be a criminal act has been reopened, as the federal government considers whether to pass a law criminalizing the disclosure of private sexual acts. The Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) was introduced in Congress over the summer. It would carry federal felony penalties […]

by February 20, 2017 10 comments Politics, Trending
New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

Even in a city as diverse as New York City, few people have ever had a taste of momo, the bite-sized dumplings that are popular in Nepal. The traditional Nepalese dumpling is filled with meat, flavorful spices, wrapped in delicate dough and then steamed or fried. Thanks to a new […]

by February 16, 2017 4 comments Food, Politics, Trending, World
28 Pages of 9/11 Report Declassified:  Explosive Revelations About Saudi Arabia

28 Pages of 9/11 Report Declassified: Explosive Revelations About Saudi Arabia

The George W. Bush administration classified thousands of documents after the terrorist hijackings of three commercial airlines brought down the World Trade Center and crashed into the Pentagon. A fourth airplane was heroically crashed by passengers who stopped the terrorists from crashing it into the White House. For the last […]

by February 9, 2017 7 comments Politics, World
Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Austin is America’s 11th largest city. When the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft rolled into the city back in 2014, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Austin prides itself on being an oasis of progressivism in the deep south, with a can-do attitude and commitment to keeping things […]

by February 7, 2017 11 comments Politics, Trending
Suicide Epidemic in the First Nation of Attawapiskat Raises Questions About Plight of First Nations People

Suicide Epidemic in the First Nation of Attawapiskat Raises Questions About Plight of First Nations People

The small First Nation of Attawapiskat is recovering from a devastating spate of suicides among its residents. Chief Bruce Shisheesh has declared a state of emergency, which allows the Nation to receive immediate outside resources. Between September of 2015 and April of 2016, more than 100 people attempted suicide. There […]

by February 5, 2017 5 comments Politics, Trending, World
Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

  The history of the Fourth of July is a fascinating examination of American culture. Although Americans celebrate their independence on July 4, which is said to mark the day the Declaration of Independence was made, the reality is a little more complicated. John Adams advocated for celebrating independence on […]

by January 31, 2017 6 comments Politics, World
Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

The number of women potentially infected by the Zika virus appears to be growing in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says more than 150 pregnant women in America appear to be currently infected with Zika virus. In addition, there are over 120 women infected by the […]

by January 23, 2017 6 comments Politics, Science, Trending, World
Tesla’s Latest Plans: Boom or Bust?

Tesla’s Latest Plans: Boom or Bust?

  Tesla continues to execute the second version of its Master Plan, with a flurry of new product initiatives and improvements to old ones. All of this has the market in a tizzy: either Elon Musk is a genius or a complete hack. He’s either going to save humanity from […]

by January 11, 2017 7 comments Politics, Trending