Russia and the Winter Olympic Games

When I was looking through the news, I saw that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Not only are Russian officials and athletes banned from the winter games, but the Russian Flag and anthem will not be part of any of the…

South Korea + United States

A couple of days ago I wrote about how I was interested in studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea for a summer program. But on the 4th of December, there was world news about how the United States and South Korea launched large-scale joint aerial drills. The drills came a week “after North Korea said…

Mother of All Bombs – Afghanistan

On Friday, the 14th of April I awoke to news that the US military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear 11-ton bomb on eastern Afghanistan. The bomb targeted an ISIS cave and tunnel complex in Afghanistan and had a one-mile radius. The bombing caused great criticism and controversy from civilians in the United States. The bombing was…

Semana Santa

Semana Santa is a holy week celebrated in every Christian country throughout the world even though each country that celebrates it has its own traditions to celebrate this religious week. Specifically, in the post I will be talking about the traditions of Semana Santa in my home country of El Salvador which was celebrated April…