2023: A New Year with Many of the Same Headlines

Each year wants to usher itself in, pristine and new and filled with high expectations. But unfortunately for 2023, it seems as though the new year will hold much of the same as the old year. No one would say that 2022 has been easy, and many of the problems such as climate woes and the war in Ukraine continue to persist. With that in mind, expectations for 2023 are not very rose-colored. War Keeps on Ticking One thing that has been a constant for most of 2022 is the war in Ukraine. Most experts predict that by the end of 2023, the war in Ukraine will still be in [...]

By |2022-12-30T14:31:17+00:00December 30, 2022|World News|

2022: The Clouds Still Loom Overhead

Although nearly three years after the pandemic wreaked havoc around the globe, the virus and its ramifications are still with us. Add to that seemingly endless violence, climate crises, and war in Ukraine, and the year has felt a bit bleak. Uncertainty about the future still reigns, as the average citizen just wants to hold on for brighter days. The Ever-Changing Virus Two sub variants of Omicron have been running rampant since the start of 2022: BA.4 and BA.5. A new booster called the bivalent booster has been developed to protect against these variants and the original COVID strain, and is recommended for everyone over 6 months old. However, this [...]

By |2022-12-23T19:37:22+00:00December 23, 2022|World News|

The Underdog With Undeniable Moxie

When it came time for Time Magazine to choose their Person of the Year for 2022, there was one name that stood out from all the rest: Vlodoymyr Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy has proven relentless in standing up to the bully next door, when Russia invaded Ukraine back in February, nearly 10 months ago. Time also gave a nod to the courageous spirit of Ukrainians both in their home country and around the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho2C9HqcL4o Determined to Stand His Ground For a country besieged by war, Zelenskyy’s invincible spirit is a beacon to his people, as well as Ukrainians and supporters around the world. "Whether one looks at this story of Ukraine [...]

By |2022-12-16T18:11:40+00:00December 16, 2022|World News|

Leading From a Place of Diversity

The question of immigrants is alive and well in the United States, and the issue as well as the immigrants themselves have been turned into a pawn. In other countries, the idea of immigrants is not quite so polarizing, and leadership roles as well as wealth have gone to people who were not born natively in a particular land. Considering the impact of immigrants’ families through subsequent generations is also an important consideration to make when thinking about immigrants entering new countries. […]

By |2022-11-04T12:53:43+00:00November 4, 2022|World News|

The Tipping Point Has Been Reached

With the turbulent nature of oil production on any given day, the news just got a little worse when dealing with this sticky situation. In an unstable world dealing with an unstable product, OPEC+’s decision to stop oil production last week is likely to make a bad situation worse. And for consumers who are already bone-tired by the high cost of living and the uncertainty of the world, this news is anything but good. Over the Falls in a Barrel Last week, OPEC+ decided to cut production of oil by the largest amount since the pandemic began, and the International Energy Agency has warned that this could tip the scales [...]

By |2022-10-21T02:32:49+00:00October 21, 2022|World News|

The Beginning of the End?

The streets of Iran are teeming with protestors as a worried world watches from the sidelines. With the clash of young people who hold strong convictions coupled with the fierce old-boy Iranian regime, the bloodied streets of Iran are becoming a graveyard. But the protests continue as the citizens stand up for themselves. A country that is so dear to me because I was born there, has yet again made the headlines for the wrong reasons. […]

By |2022-10-14T13:21:34+00:00October 14, 2022|World News|

21st Century Fascism?

The big news out of Italy is that the country has elected Giorgia Meloni, a member of Fratelli d’Italia, to be the first female prime minister in Italy’s history. The first right-wing leader since Benito Mussolini came to power one hundred years ago, Meloni is poised to change the more liberal policies that have been part of the country since that time. […]

By |2022-09-29T16:14:10+00:00September 29, 2022|World News|

Seven Decades as Head of the British Empire

The world is mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who ended her 70 years as the British monarch with her death last week. The world has changed drastically since her ascension to the throne at the age of 25, and the influence she has had over leaders near and far will ripple long after her death. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zKYSzfkaFs A Storied Past with Storied Beginnings Queen Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary and known as Lilibet, was third in line to the throne at her birth, never knowing that a scandalous royal love affair would alter her life so dramatically when her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry [...]

By |2022-09-15T19:10:32+00:00September 16, 2022|World News|

Goodnight Mr. Gorbachev: The Soviet Union Falls Again

Most of the news coming out of Russia recently has dealt with Putin’s war on Ukraine and the sanctions and ramifications of those actions. But early last week one of the greats fell when Mikhail Gorbachev succumbed to an unnamed protracted illness and died at the age of 91. He leaves a legacy that will outlast his name, as he was at the helm when the Soviet Union dissolved. […]

By |2022-09-08T20:38:28+00:00September 8, 2022|World News|

Women Leaders Are Human Too

When it comes to balancing work and life, leaders of countries are in a difficult predicament. Sure, they need to show themselves as professional and put together, but they also deserve to have a life outside of the office. Because running an entire country is not easy, world leaders probably need leisure time even more than the average person. And do those who elect these politicians have the right to say how they spend their free time? Fight For Your Right to Party One notable prime minister has gotten herself into a bit of hot water lately for playing a little too much, but is it fair to say that [...]

By |2022-08-26T15:20:58+00:00August 26, 2022|World News|
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