It was the day after Harambe’s 17th birthday when a three-year-old child climbed over a protective fence and tumbled into the moat surrounding the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. An inquisitive Harambe saw the child flailing around in the shallow water, as if he were injured. Harambe, being the good-natured western lowland gorilla that he is, […]Read more "Harambe: a Fallen Comrade & Martyr"
US Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel defied all odds by becoming the first African American woman to win an individual medal in swimming. Manuel tied for gold with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak in the women’s 100 meter freestyle, with both athletes setting an Olympic record time of 52.07 seconds. After winning her first gold medal, Manuel spoke to reporters […]Read more "Who Watches the Watchmen?"
After a brutal primary season that left both parties more or less on the brink of collapse, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged victorious from underneath the corpses of the various competitors who once stood in the way of their path to the presidency of the United States of America. During their respective national conventions […]Read more "2016 National Conventions"
After a night of intense fighting between forces loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and military forces attempting to stage a coup d’état, Erdogan has proclaimed victory over the separatist forces. When the dust finally settled in the Turkish capital of Ankara, at least 265 people were reported dead and another 1,440 injured during the coup, including 161 […]Read more "Turmoil in Turkey"
Earlier today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a stage in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and announced a truce to their bitter rivalry in order to take down a common enemy: Donald Trump. Sanders finally did the inevitable and endorsed Clinton in a conserved, unenthusiastic speech, explaining that This campaign is not really […]Read more "A Thank You Letter To Bernie Sanders"
The 2016 Summer Olympics are set to kick off exactly a month from today in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Elite athletes from all over the world who have trained relentlessly for this moment will convene on the southern end of the country to compete for 306 sets of Olympic medals in 28 different sports. These will […]Read more "Rio 2016: An Olympic Debacle"
After months of speculation, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union. With 100 percent of the 33.5 million votes votes now counted, the “leave” camp came out victorious, garnering 51.9 percent of the vote as opposed to the “remain” camp’s 48.1 percent. The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union […]Read more "Brexit: United Kingdom Votes to Leave European Union"