Following More Sanctions, Russia Responds By Violating Ukraine’s Airspace

After being threatened with yet another round of sanctions from the United States and the European Union, Russia responded by violating Ukraine’s airspace multiple times. In a report released by the Pentagon, the Russian Air Force sent several fighter jets over Ukraine the night of April 25. After flying military attack aircraft over another country […]

Putin Challenges the West By Sending Troops Into Ukraine

Despite stern warnings from President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin has activated large numbers of military personnel in the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine. Earlier this week, Russia’s Upper House of Parliament unanimously voted to authorize Putin to use military force in Ukraine. Russia’s actions came soon after Ukraine’s former President, Viktor Yanukovych, fled Ukraine following […]

Live from London: Bonding with the locals

One of the best parts of London is that there is no language barrier, which should make it easier to meet locals. However, the British social culture is also more “closed” than the American social culture. In other words, strangers in London don’t normally strike up random conversations with each other, much less with Americans. […]

The Difference Between British and American Universities

  When pursuing an education, would you prefer a professional-level specialization or freedom of choice? Going into London for a study abroad program, that was the first time I realized how different the British “uni” system was from the United States. In fact, university and college don’t even mean the same thing to them. It […]

Potential Olympic basketball age limit poses issues

There’s no denying that Team USA dominates when it comes to basketball. This year the men’s team earned its third consecutive gold medal, while the women’s team hasn’t lost an Olympic game since 1992. Perhaps because of this unprecedented dominance, the idea of a 23-year-old age limit was proposed for Olympic basketball. Currently the USA […]

Women’s sports demand respect

Everyone knows the men’s sports are more fun to watch than the women’s sports. Right? Men are better, faster and stronger. That seems to be the train of thought of the overwhelming majority in the USA, but after watching the London 2012 Olympics, I beg to differ. The ladies dominated the USA gold medal count, […]

Twitter fuels the Olympics

Four years ago if someone told me that Twitter would play an integral role in the 2012 Beijing Olympics, I wouldn’t have believed you. It wasn’t until about two years ago I began using Twitter. Now it makes perfect sense to me as to how twitter is such a large role in the games this […]

The 2012 Men’s Team Vs. The 1992 Dream Team

The question of whether or not the 2012 United States men’s Olympic basketball team could defeat, or even compare, to the almighty 1992 Dream Team has been the talk of the sport’s nation for weeks now. At first, the fact that this question was even being asked seemed completely absurd, to most sports fans. I […]