For a communication class, earlier this week I was required to write a paper on relationships formed online. While writing this paper I learned many things that surprised me about online dating here in America. I learned that online dating is a 1.25 billion dollar industry, with over 41 million Americans trying online dating annually. […]Read more "Online Dating in the Middle East"
The internet has changed our world. And quickly, too. Just a decade ago our world was immensely different than it is today, and much of that change can be attributed to the ascension of the Internet. Whether you consider shopping, breaking news, social media, or just day to day affairs the influence technology has had […]Read more "The Internet and the Middle East"
I am a pet lover. I have had dogs, cats, hamsters, and fish in my life, and have loved them all. I eagerly await the days that I have the opportunity to raise a husky or a German shepherd, my girlfriend longs for an English bulldog named Winston, and cats will always have a place […]Read more "Pets or Pests?"
Censorship is a topic that has always interested me greatly, and the use of censorship to monitor and contain the transfer of information is one topic I feel very passionate about. Imagination of a 1984 inspired version of public thought suppression has led me to research this area in the past, and has tonight led […]Read more "Censorship in the Middle East"
Gaming. As one of the largest sectors of the entertainment industry, which is now standing as rival to both the film and music industries, gaming has become a core part of every day life for many in the 21st century. Video games are a multi-billion-dollar industry, with the global market projected to topple 86 billion […]Read more "Video Games in the Middle East"
As ISIS continues its barrage through the Middle East, the outcome of these states – as well as the fates of many innocents involved – grows more uncertain. When dealing with a group driven by doctrine and fueled by indiscriminate slaughter, determining a clear motive is difficult. And with consideration given to the colossal and […]Read more "The Intent of ISIS"
In a year when ISIS and their brutality is at the forefront of America’s mind, it is an unfortunately common latent effect to hear of those that hold a negative generalization towards all Muslim people. Western Islamophobia and its like seems to rise synchronously with news stories and videos of Islamist extremism, and sadly so. […]Read more "Remembering the Link between Doctrine and Behavior"
Amidst one of the most violent period of years witnessed in the Middle East we are again reminded of the general ineffectiveness and impotency of the United Nations. While the world sits as silent spectators to the mass destruction of lives, many belonging to children and innocents, the necessity for a functional and result-producing UN […]Read more "Impotency of the UN"