Religious Bigotry Towards Gays in Nigeria: The Horrific to the Absurd

February 8, 2014 5:00 pm1,267 comments
via Konstantinos Papakonstantinou

Note: This is not the cat in question. Although it is a very cute cat. A woman in Nigeria has taken out an ad in a newspaper to get rid of her cat, because she is worried the cat is gay, and she doesn’t want anything to do with a gay […]

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Introducing the WorldPost

January 28, 2014 3:00 am7 comments
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Mmmm, don’t you just love that new online journal smell? On January 21, Arianna Huffington, entrepreneur and founder of the Huffington Post, announced that Huffpost will be partnering with international think tank The Berggruen Institute on Governance in launching a new, globally minded online journal called the WorldPost. On the […]

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A New Kind of Tourist

January 27, 2014 12:09 pm66 comments
A New Kind of Tourist

Living in a large cosmopolitan city such as Philadelphia, we are all used to interacting with travelers and visiting students from all over the globe. However, since last year, a new type of traveler may be showing up: Cubans. Not Cuban immigrants, but Cuban citizens travelling as tourists and even […]

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60 Seconds of Double Standards

December 10, 2013 12:02 pm4 comments
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Pantene provides a quick and neat visual that highlights some of the many double standards facing women. However, it is important to remember that this is a corporation sponsoring this video, and they are doing so with a specific motivation. Pantene is jumping on the progressive bandwagon because social awareness […]

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Welcome to “The Backstreet”

November 13, 2013 12:02 pm2 comments
Flickr Creative Commons: Tauno Tõhk / 陶诺

  By: Brooke Hiban There is nothing better or worse for you than street food. This is especially true for the street food in China. Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t an overwhelming population of health inspectors perusing the stands and harshly regulating/admonishing the dumpling vendors at their shops. I’m […]

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“Poopetrator” Still Runs Free at Yale University

11:51 am5 comments

Normal contents of the washing machines and dryers in college laundry rooms consist of shirts, pants, socks, and the like.  However, at Yale University, there is one more thing added to the mix: human feces.  In recent weeks, a student or group of students has taken to defecating in the […]

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How to Deal with the Post-Study Abroad Blues

11:50 am12 comments

Have you been caught staring longingly at the photos on your laptop from your study abroad experience while your professor babbles on about who knows what? Do you feel like being home and all the friends you made before you went abroad are just incredibly boring?  If you answered “yes” to […]

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LGBT Rights: a Global Issue

11:50 am2 comments

In the United States, the battle for equal rights of LGBT Americans has mobilized into a strong movement across the entire country. Although still an ungodly struggle, the U.S. has taken major steps forward in the equal rights initiative. Fourteen states and Washington D.C. have legalized same-sex marriage.  Most recently, […]

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Hornets From Hell: Asian Giant Hornets Terrorize China

11:49 am1 comment

Any form of insect with a stinger and wings is frightening enough, but giant hornets with the ability to kill? That is an entirely different rational fear. Breaking news has displayed disturbing pictures of the Asian Giant Hornet terrorizing China. 42 people have been killed and more than a thousand […]

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Why You Should Study Abroad for a Year Instead of a Semester

November 10, 2013 11:49 am4 comments

By: Frances Dumlao Many students are afraid to study in another country for an entire year. They wonder, what if I don’t like it? What if I get homesick? What if I go insane from the language barrier? Why should I study abroad in one place when I can travel […]

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