When I was a young kid I never saw Egypt as part of the Middle East. It was a country in Africa so why would it be mixed in with the Middle East? As I thought back about some of the misconceptions I had about the Middle East and Egypt one major thing stood out […]Read more "Egypt; A Middle Eastern Country?"
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"
The advertisement business is a competitive market that strives for consumers’ attention. Many companies fail to acquire the interest of their buyers through ads, but there are always those companies that win peoples attention through a memorable commercial, usually from humor or something cute like a puppy. The “Never Say No To Panda” campaign has […]Read more "Never Say No To Panda"
‘Inciting debauchery’ ‘Satanic ceremony’ ‘Humiliating’ ‘Angers God’ ‘Violates public decency’ ‘Insulting public morals’ ‘Sexual deviance’ Listed above are various phrases used to describe a video that went viral of an alleged same-sex marriage on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. Eight men have been sentenced to three years in jail and possible probation once the […]Read more "ARRESTED FOR LOVE"
It appears that all people are talking about on the news lately is Ebola. I shouldn’t have to explain what the disease is or does to you at this point but as a reminder, it has about a 60 percent mortality rate. I recently began to wonder what the Middle East is doing to keep […]Read more "Keeping Ebola Out of the Middle East"
As HallOUween (Ohio University’s Halloween Block Party) is quickly approaching, I’ve been wondering what Halloween is like in the Middle East and if it is even allowed. Halloween started out as a pagan holiday in Ireland, known as the Celtic Festival of Samhain, which was observed on October 31st. It was said that, “the souls […]Read more "Halloween in the Middle East"
While Ohio University students are busy preparing for the Halloween celebrations this weekend, hundreds of university students in Cairo are taking the streets to protest against the new government measures restricting political dissent in colleges and proposing stricter laws for faculty measures. This past Sunday, student protesters destroyed a number of metal detectors that were […]Read more "R4BIA Is The Black"