Nightmare on Christmas: Bad Gifts and How To Deal with Them

By Valeria Bula It’s Christmas Eve and the anticipation of what gifts you’re going to get is eating you up. However, let’s not forget that certain relative that never fails to come through with the least enjoyable gift. It can be tough accepting these gifts and displaying utmost gratitude when you don’t want to be… Read More Nightmare on Christmas: Bad Gifts and How To Deal with Them

Sandy Hook: What the Death of Twenty Angels Has Taught Us

By Veronica Rarick Four years ago, just two weeks before Christmas, Adam Lanza killed 28 people— twenty children, six teachers, his mother, and himself. He walked into two different classrooms where children and teachers hid under desks and dove into room closets. Witnesses to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School described the gunman meticulously… Read More Sandy Hook: What the Death of Twenty Angels Has Taught Us

Seven Year-Old Bana Alabed Uses Twitter to Share the Reality of Living in Aleppo

By Ericka Miller  Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, has been dealing with a war for the past four years that has killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians and displaced thousands more. As homes have turned into rubble and family possessions left behind and burned, the battle of Aleppo has ruined the lives of countless victims, fighting… Read More Seven Year-Old Bana Alabed Uses Twitter to Share the Reality of Living in Aleppo

What the Taiwan-Trump Call Means for the U.S., Taiwan, and China

By Cesar Zafra On Friday, December 2, president-elect Donald J. Trump received and answered a phone call from the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, who congratulated him on his recent election win. Trump congratulated her on being elected into office earlier this year. During the conversation, both parties recognized the close economic and security ties… Read More What the Taiwan-Trump Call Means for the U.S., Taiwan, and China