World Affairs

Obama, Drones, and Hostages

On Thursday, President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike accidentally killed one American and one Italian hostage in January. Both men were aid workers...

Discovering Biotecture: What are Earthships and Why Should We Care?

This post was written by Ayo Animashaun, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University. Ayo was an Economics major, Management Fellow, and Bonner Scholar. This article details...

Electronic Empathy: Video Games as Media

The conflict in Syria is a humanitarian catastrophe on a massive scale, with hundreds of thousands dead and millions of others forced to flee...

A New Life: Worth the Risk?

In recent years, immigration to Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean from Africa and the Middle East has increased significantly. Immigrants are determined...

Fatal realities of medical experimentation: the case of Guatemala

According to a recent report by The Guardian,  John Hopkins University is being accused of carrying out lethal experiments on over 800 Guatemalan research participants...

Do the Economic Benefits of Fracking Outweigh the Risk of Pollution...

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking," is a method of extracting natural gas by drilling wells and then shooting liquids at high pressures...

Ethics of the Iranian Nuclear Deal

Recently, the P5+1 powers (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, plus Germany) have taken interest in reducing the amount of nuclear weaponry in Iran....

Banning Beef in India

In the most recent election in India, the Hindu Nationalist Party (BJP) won. In the state of Maharashtra, the new government has banned the possession...

Banning “India’s Daughter”

The film "India's Daughter" has stirred up controversy worldwide over the past few days. The film details the brutal gang rape of 23-year-old Jyoti...

Cannabis and Cancer

An Australian man was arrested and stripped of his parental rights after treating his 2-year-old daughter with cannabis oil. Adam Koessler's daughter has been...