Approximately 40 Ohio University students have been displaced after a multiple structure fire occurred early Sunday morning along Union Street in uptown Athens. The fire began around 4:10 a.m. on Sunday, November 16 and was not entirely extinguished until 3:00 p.m. During this time, the flames spread to a total of five businesses, three of […]Read more "Harsh Winter, Harsh Reality"
Although ancient history, the rift between Sunni and Shiite Muslims continues to be a factor in modern-day conflict. In order to understand the conflict it is important to know the difference between these two divisions of Islam, a difference I did not know until recently. Difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims: Both Sunni and Shiite […]Read more "Islam: one religion divided"
“The President of the Republic is the head of the state and the symbol of the nation’s unity. He shall safeguard the constitution and Lebanon’s independence, unity, and territorial integrity.” -Article 49 of The Lebanese Constitution For the last five months the presidential seat in Lebanon has remained vacant. On October 29, 2014 the Lebanese […]Read more "Lebanon: Divided Nation Remains United Without President"
As a citizen of the United States I am granted many freedoms, freedoms I often take for granted. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects my right to freedom of religion. Although I am not personally religious, I question how different life would be without that choice. According to Article 18 of The […]Read more "The Middle East: Home for Many Religions"
In 1999 Law Number 4 was put into place concerning the rights of Palestinians with disabilities. Article 2 of this law states, “The disabled have the right to enjoy a free life, dignified living, and various services in a manner equal to that of the other citizens.” While this law was created with the intention […]Read more "Palestinian Paralympic Movement"
For the last several months the media has been dominated by news of the progression of ISIS and the outbreak of Ebola. These two, separate issues evoke an immense fear on their own- imagine them combined. Just last month, a Tunisian ISIS terrorist was discovered researching bio-warfare. Although the intention of his research was focused […]Read more "The Greater of Two Evils"
The rise and development in technology has created a world where everything one does can be publicized in an instant. With popular worldwide social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, one has the ability to post any information at any point in time to a broad audience. While this may be beneficial in […]Read more "The Hajj 2014: Selfie Edition"
There are two basic levels of the United States legal system: federal law and state law. While a federal law applies to the nation as a whole, a state law is only in effect within a particular state. There are multiple issues (i.e., immigration, gay marriage, and marijuana use) that are supposed to be decided […]Read more "Marriageable Age: When Rites Are Rights"