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July, 2014

Africa

Kenya on the Ground: Pt. 2

By On July 31, 2014

So what can you tell me about Kenyan politics? “In Kenya it is winner take all system. The winner takes over every aspect of the government and the minority’s rights are not… Read More

Art

Pitchfork 2014

By On July 30, 2014

Pitchfork Music Festival stands alone in the summer series of festivals worldwide. Surrounded by the mountainous skyline of the metropolis of the historically musically driven city of Chicago, you feel as if… Read More

International

Responsibilities and Capabilities

By On July 22, 2014

On Friday, the Israeli government started their controversial ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Citing self-defense as the main motivator for the invasion, Prime Minister Netanyahu had this to say: We chose… Read More

Africa

Kenyan Politics: On the Ground Pt. 1

By On July 21, 2014

All of a sudden the crowd in front of me came to life, as if they had finally been given the cue they had been waiting for. The police officer a few… Read More

10 Headlines

Ten Things You Need to Know: July 17, 2014

By On July 17, 2014

 Sri Lanka to investigate war crimes; appoints foreign experts   Australian carbon tax is gone: Repeal bills pass the Senate   20 missiles found in UN-run school in Gaza… Read More

USA

America’s Most Overlooked Minority

By On July 17, 2014

Throughout high school, I taught at a learning center and worked with kids who either had learning disabilities or were just behind compared to other kids in their grade. Nick was one… Read More

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Art

The Best Music of 2014

By On July 10, 2014

100s- Ivry The newest all-star out of the Bay Area rap scene dropped one of the most impressive releases of 2014, with this funky almost jazz inspired entirely self-aware mixtape. “Ten Freaky… Read More

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International

Terrorism & The 21st Century

By On July 9, 2014

The title that this era has ushered in, that of the United States being in a “Global War on Terrorism” is misleading and generally incorrect. Yes, the United States should be involved… Read More

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Lifestyle

Taking to the Streets in a Critical Mass

By On July 9, 2014

Cyclists are an odd bunch.  Individually, they come in many shapes and sizes: thirty something commuters, tattooed couriers, lycra-addled athletes; collectively, they form coalitions to fight for their chance to share part… Read More

Lifestyle

Vienna, or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Layover

By On July 8, 2014

Airlines Attendant: Which one of you is going to Vienna? Me: That’s me. Airlines Attendant: Please move your things to the front of the aircraft. You know that something is wrong when… Read More

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International

Kurdistan Rising

By On July 8, 2014

Let’s have a little quiz on geopolitics. Question one: What is the world’s third largest nationless population?  Is it the Tamils? Nope. The Palestinians? Close, but no. Numbering at over 35 million,… Read More

Lifestyle

Environmentalism: Who Cares?

By On July 8, 2014

As you read this sentence an area of forest the size of a football field is clear-cut by illegal loggers. Almost half of our lakes in the U.S are too polluted to… Read More

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International

Tony Abbot Vs. The Great Barrier Reef

By On July 7, 2014

Coral reefs are arguably the most important marine ecosystem, as they host an astonishing 33% of all fish species.  In the past century, global reefs have receded drastically due to human interference. … Read More

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USA

Why the Tea Party was Doomed from the Start

By On July 7, 2014

It’s no secret that the Tea Party, the conservative-libertarian protest movement whose candidates found success during the 2010 midterm elections in the United States, is floundering and it’s no secret why —… Read More

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International

Evil Begets Evil

By On July 3, 2014

His name was Mohammad Abu Khedair. He was seventeen years old.   They were named Naftali Frankel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar. They were on their ways home from school.   It… Read More

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Africa

Why no one cared until a mall was attacked

By On July 2, 2014

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, four masked militants took control of the Westgate Mall, an upscale shopping centre in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. 67 people were killed and 175 were wounded over the… Read More