United Nations Urgent Meeting on Ukraine

On Thursday a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, containing 298 passengers, exploded, crashed, and burned in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine. The plane was blown out of the sky at 33,000 feet, and while believed to be a terrorist attack, has not yet been confirmed. The United States is currently analyzing the trajectory of the […]

The Lingering Past, Internal Army, and Implausible Future

To me, the past feels like the lingering kiss of someone who’s far gone from your life. To me, the past isn’t something you can change, you should want to change, or anything you should look back to all. There’s no reason at all to go back because what’s forward is more important—and more importantly, […]

Springtime Sadness

  Spring·time sadness noun \ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm ˈsad ˈne-ss\ : allergies that occur during the season of spring Examples of SPRINGTIME SADNESS  1: Watch out for: Sneezing Runny Nose Wheezing Urticaria Excess Catarrh Anaphylactic Shock (Breathing Difficulty) Edema Heart Failure  2: AKA Allergies Used in a Sentence:     She got that Springtime Sadness! First Known Use of SPRINGTIME   […]

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Nelson Mandela, former South African president who led his country to multiracial democracy, died at age 95. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the news late Thursday. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.” A state funeral will […]

How International Conflict Resolution Has Changed In The Information Age

The Economist termed the Iceland’s 2008 banking collapse as the largest ever in world history, relative to the country’s size and population. The country’s international debt had reached 9.5 trillion kroner ($68 billion) by October 2008. To put that number in perspective, Iceland’s total gross domestic product in 2007 was only 1.3 trillion kroner ($11.6 […]

Job Markets Evolve with Technology

With the I-Phone 5 just released, it’s evident that today’s technology realm is evolving faster than ever. Everything is sleeker, batteries last longer, and the world is changing because of it—whether it be for better or for worse is up for debate. Gone are the days of waiting for a response in the mail, or, […]

College students should take advantage of study abroad experiences

Making the jump from high school to college proves to be a huge feat for some, with new people, new classes and a new environment. And in this entire bustle, another type of new experience is often lost: the study abroad experience. Luckily, I go to Pepperdine University where international programs are highly encouraged as […]

“HelpMeSee” in the face of Cataract Blindness

20.3 million people in the developing world, or half of all the blind people in the world, suffer from cataract blindness. There are children that will grow up without ever using their eyes despite the fact that a simple surgery could cure it in less than the time it takes to finish an SAT session.  […]

King Louis XIV

As many people know, King Louis XIV was one of the most powerful, liked, and influential kings of France. Louis XIV had a strong hand on his rule over France. It was almost as if he had no other choice but to rule this way. In order to maintain his strict and powerful image King […]

The Plight of the College Student (Part Two)

For those of you who have read the majority of my articles, you might remember the very first one that I wrote for Candor News: “The Plight of the College Student.” That article focused largely on the problem that college students face of finding anything productive to do during the summer, regardless of how much […]

The Official First Day of Summer

The beginning of summer has officially been announced thanks to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, which heralds in the summer months each year—if only for the northern hemisphere. While the northern hemisphere experiences the longest day of the year, (when the sun stays out the longest), the southern hemisphere experiences the […]

Mr. Royal Rumble

Eight years, three team switches and one legal name change after the infamous “Malice At The Palace” and Ron Artest… excuse me, Metta World Peace still has that raging flame deep within him. The NBA all-star (2004), champion (2010), and Defensive Player of the Year (2004) has managed to work his way into the hearts […]