March For Our Lives: Students should be afraid of finals, not guns

A few days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, I remember reading the story of a concerned mom online. Her seven-year-old daughter had come to her in tears because she thought she could no longer wear her favorite Sketchers Twinkle Toes Light Up shoes to school; a school shooter would …

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Trump’s Asia Tour: Has he gone home empty-handed?

Trump returned home to America describing his Asia tour as a "tremendously successful trip". The tour started off with golf in Japan, then an address in South Korea. This was followed by Trump's granddaughter singing in Mandarin in the Forbidden City, an economic summit in Vietnam, and ending with a pair of summits in the …

North Korea’s Missile Addiction: The controversial sparks explained

North Korea has long been noteworthy for its "remarkable" dictatorship, but it proved to truly be a force to be reckoned with, when it fired at least six test missiles in 2006. Since then, North Korea has boasted their nuclear power from flaunting missiles during the Day of the Sun, to launching a new type …

The South China Sea Dispute: Why it’s so important

Since 1947 when the ROC (Taiwan) published the first map claiming territory in almost the entire South China Sea, a dispute has been raging on between China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Brunei.  On July 2, 2017, the USS Stethem warship sailed within 12 miles into the "territorial limits" of Triton Island, claiming it …

Is Taiwan a part of China? The importance of names, and the biggest backer

The question "Is Taiwan a part of China?" is one that has been asked by many, myself included. Politically, this seems correct - as the ROC, Taiwan indeed is a part of China. However, after living in both places, I have found that the two cultures are the same, yet drastically different at the same …