Hope, Community, and Dreams from the American Dream School

by Meheer CommuriImage: Kimberly Farmer/ Unsplash He was scared. He was worried. This unfamiliar place was so new to him. But he was finally here. He was in New York City. Mr. Cabrera was only 14 when he first attempted to cross the border and enter America. Growing up in Tlaxcala, his family lived in a wooden house with a cardboard roof. Like many Indigenous … Continue reading Hope, Community, and Dreams from the American Dream School

When your favourite Ice Cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, stands up for Human Rights

by Sonia SaidImage: Hybrid Storytellers / Unsplash Recently, the atrocities perpetrated in Palestine have been well known by the users of social media platforms. Information being shared this way allowed for the killings, violence, and mass protests to be documented in real time. It meant that the inaction of powerful figures was highlighted as well. Not only were the killings, violence, and mass protests documented … Continue reading When your favourite Ice Cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, stands up for Human Rights

Space: An Old Frontier in a New Cold War

by Richard NghiemImage: Jared. 2015, digital image. Available from: Flickr When President Trump officially announced the creation of the United States Space Force, many experts and officials in Washington D.C., along with the US population, scoffed at the idea. What security threats or weapons were there in space? What was the need for such a force? Was the President just seeking fame by trying to make … Continue reading Space: An Old Frontier in a New Cold War

The Filipino Youth’s Call to Reopen Physical Classes

by Karina MelencioImage: Ivan Aleksic/ Unsplash On March 16, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte announced a nation-wide lockdown, declaring the Philippines in a state of calamity. The announcement put all citizens under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Along with the news came a flood of preventive measures meant to ensure the safety of Filipino citizens and deter the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The preventive measures … Continue reading The Filipino Youth’s Call to Reopen Physical Classes

Olympics: Game for Peace or Game for Politicians?

by Irina JiangImage: Bryan Turner/ Unsplash The Olympics games were established three thousand years ago in Greece and have since become the most preeminent sporting event in the world. Apart from being a renowned sporting competition, the Olympics is beloved for a beautiful Greek principle: the Olympic Truce. First beginning in the eighth century B.C, it was a Greek tradition that commanded all inter-state conflicts … Continue reading Olympics: Game for Peace or Game for Politicians?

China’s Dangerous Interpretation of America’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan

by Richard NghiemImage: Anthony Kwan/ Bloomberg. 2017, digital image. Available from: Flickr With the chaotic and bloody US withdrawal from Afghanistan receiving immense attention all around the world, Beijing has wasted no time in capitalizing on this unprecedented propaganda opportunity. Videos of desperate Afghans hanging onto the fuselage of a C-17 transport plane and the devastating suicide bombing outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport have … Continue reading China’s Dangerous Interpretation of America’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Arab World’s Saddening Relationship with Honour Killings

by Douaa QadadiaImage: Brett Jordan / Unsplash “You must preserve our honour and family name.” That is the message that Arab girls constantly hold in their mind as they live their everyday lives. The way you dress, talk, act, and look are all under a microscope. Should I be talking to them? Should I post that on Instagram? What will people say?  The Arab world … Continue reading The Arab World’s Saddening Relationship with Honour Killings

Rebuilding After ISIS

by Danial ZaboImage: Levi Meir Clancy / Unsplash *DISCLAIMER: This interview has been slightly edited for length and clarity.* The rise of ISIS in the mid-2010s brought chaos and hardship to an already ailing region. At its height, the militant group held about forty percent of Iraq, including Mosul, the country’s second largest city. Among the hardest hit were minority communities in the subdued nations, … Continue reading Rebuilding After ISIS

The Shadow of Sunshine Industry

by Karina MelencioImage: Petr Macháček / Unsplash The Philippines is known as the Call Center Capital of the World, with over 700 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies across the nation. Since its humble beginnings in the 1990s, the BPO industry has been one of the few ‘legs’ of the Philippine economy, having contributed 9% to the country’s GDP Growth in 2017. It was greatly backed … Continue reading The Shadow of Sunshine Industry

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): a Golden Opportunity Facing Multiple Obstacles

by Sonia SaidImage: Christian Lue / Unsplash Similar to the ancient Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative is bringing some modernity in a world where isolation is, sometimes even unconsciously, more and more encouraged. In that sense, the BRI seems to come at the right time to lead to China’s rise in the current world order. The plan is a golden opportunity for the … Continue reading The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): a Golden Opportunity Facing Multiple Obstacles