Current Events

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 1:00pm

            April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and there are many reasons to support children in need. In 2007, there were approximately 149,000 reported cases of child abuse reported in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC (Child Abuse Fact Sheet). There are many reasons to get involved and help the children who are in need of support.

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:00am

Today marks the birthday of North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung, and North Koreans are celebrating in huge numbers. Most living in North Korea are unaware of, or are unconcerned about the looming threat of nuclear war posed by the North Korean government. While the world waits to see which line North Korea will take, the United States urges the isolated country to end its nuclear threats and get serious about peace negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry recently reiterated that the conditions for entering into talks with North Korea have not changed.

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 7:30pm

            “All I want is an education, and I’m afraid of no one.” Malala Yousavzai, a 15—year old from Pakistan, has boldly fought for the rights of girls to go to school. Her activism has made her a target of the Taliban, who attempted to assassinate her last fall. Malala’s strong convictions come from her family background, and her resolve to stand up for what’s right has brought attention to her cause and earned her a lot of recognition – including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 3:00pm

                Next month, South Korea’s first female president is expected to take office. Park Geun-hye is no stranger to politics, since her father was the leader of South Korea in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Looking back on South Korea’s history and her father’s rule, some are concerned that her father’s legacy might overshadow her work. Now that Park Geun-hye is preparing to take office in 2013, others are hopeful that a female president would improve gender equality in this conservative country.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 7:15pm
As the fiscal cliff was narrowly averted in 2013, the United States faces challenges domestically and internationally. Many US families who are looking to adopt children might not start out their new year the way that they had hoped. According to the US Department of State, President Putin signed Russian Federal Law No. 186614-6 in to law. The law went in to effect on January 1st, 2013. This law bans Russian children from being adopted by Americans, and adoption services are not allowed to assist Americans to adopt these children.