Water Crisis

The continual difficulties and atrocities in Africa have been overshadowed in the news by coverage of the Trump-Russia scandal and the Syrian Crisis. In addition to political corruption and small proxy wars, purified drinking water has always been a dilemma in certain African nations. The crisis is multi-faceted with ever-changing geopolitical factors creating difficulties, including…

2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics have given the world chills with their jaw-dropping events and rigorous competition since 1924 in Chamonix, France. Now even more competitive, the 23rd Winter Olympics will be hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 9-25, 2018. There will be thousands of athletes competing from roughly 92 countries in 102 events, such as bobsledding,…

Land of Smiles Experience

Walking through the jungle with an elephant trotting behind me like my own loving companion, I have never had a more eye-opening experience. Throughout my time in Thailand, I learned many things, but one gift in particular that I gained from my time with the Thai people was the gift of patience and understanding. My…

Syrian Crisis Gains Heat

Fifty-nine U.S. tomahawk cruise missiles struck a Syrian airbase on April 6, 2017 in reaction to a chemical warfare attack carried out by Syria’s current leader, Assad, on a civilian village on April 5, 2017. The airbase housed the planes that dropped the chemical agents. Assad’s chemical warfare attack killed 72 and injured more including…