Russian ambassador shot at Istanbul Art Gallery

Andrey Karlov laid motionless on the ground as visitors seek safety in a corner- struck by fear as the gunman stands over his body in the now iconic photograph that covered newsstands in mid December. At an Ankara art exhibit in Istanbul a lone gunman fired seven shots at the back of ambassador Andrey Karlov … More Russian ambassador shot at Istanbul Art Gallery

Over 35 Dead After Yet Another Syrian School Bombing

Despite the Russian promise of a ceasefire, conditions in Syria continue to worsen. For five years, Aleppo has been a city of silence- the streets colorless, every still-standing building covered in a layer of debris from nearby collapsed buildings. The city experiences multiple airstrikes per day. Douma, Syria, has been under siege since 2013. On … More Over 35 Dead After Yet Another Syrian School Bombing

Hurricane Matthew Wreaks Havoc

Causing billions of dollars in damage, countless lives, and an intense strain on several countries, Hurricane Matthew tore through the Southeastern US and the Caribbean throughout late September and left behind a legacy of brutal destruction. Hurricane Matthew formed near the Windward Islands on Sept. 28, 2016, and soon became an extremely deadly, long lived, … More Hurricane Matthew Wreaks Havoc

Underwhelming “Super” Moon Leads to Flooding

On November 14, the world experienced the biggest, brightest supermoon since 1948– and many casual moon-gazers found themselves sadly disappointed. After days of hype surrounding the approaching lunar event, the public was geared up for a spectacle. The full moon didn’t exactly live up to those high expectations. Only slightly larger than an average full … More Underwhelming “Super” Moon Leads to Flooding

Paris, 8 Months and 17 days after the crisis

Paris, much like any glamorous big city, is desirable, yet destitute. As tourists, we often fail to recognize the tragedies these cities bare within themselves, and often, we ignore the hardships all foreign nations have faced. We often believe that the vacation spot is some sort of a paradise, simply because it differs in build … More Paris, 8 Months and 17 days after the crisis

Former SLV student discusses New Zealand quake

On November 14th, a 7.8 earthquake struck right after midnight across New Zealand. The earthquake triggered a tsunami and sent over 60 aftershocks across the country with magnitudes of 4.5 or greater. Two people were found dead and thousands were stranded in the town of Kaikoura near the quake’s epicenter. There was somewhere between 80,000 … More Former SLV student discusses New Zealand quake