Crisis in Crimea

Crisis in Crimea

by Tiara Bhatacharya and Ria Gandhi
April 10, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

Russian President Vladmir Putin annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula on March 18, in a move spurring international discussion over the validity of Putin’s actions. Crimea belonged to Russia until 1954, when the peninsula was gifted to Ukraine under the direction of the Soviet Union. Protests against... Read more »

The Mystery of Malaysia 370

The Mystery of Malaysia 370

by Shay Lari-Hosain
April 4, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

“Good night Malaysian three seven zero” were the last known words spoken by MH370’s crew to Malaysian air traffic control, nearly forty minutes after the Malaysia Airlines flight departed Kuala Lumpur International at 12:41 a.m. local time on March 8. A red-eye, routine... Read more »

The Perfect Remedy for Rainy Day Blues

The Perfect Remedy for Rainy Day Blues

by Ashi Gautam, Aquila Opinion Editor
April 2, 2014
Filed under Global, Lifestyle

As rain drops pitter and patter, people may begin to feel lazy, gloomy. Bollywood movies make rainy day blues disappear with over-the-top dance numbers and a plethora of romance. Here is a list of the top three Bollywood movies to watch in this gloomy weather. ... Read more »

GEO Multicultural Fair lures students

GEO Multicultural Fair lures students

by Jonathan Dai
March 26, 2014
Filed under Global, Online Exclusive

Strange notes, foreign sights, and unfamiliar aromas filled the Nichols Atrium as the Multicultural Fair kicked off. Global Empowerment and Outreach (GEO) held their annual event during long lunch today. Ten booths were set up, including major countries like Britain and... Read more »

Russia and Ukraine Conflict

by Riya Chandra, Alexis Gauba, and Meilan Steimle
March 15, 2014
Filed under Features, Global, Multimedia, Video, Winged Post

Crimea's parliament voted for a referendum to join Russia on Thursday. Crimea, where Russian troops have been stationed for over a week, is currently an autonomous region of Ukraine, but 59 percent of its population is ethnically Russian. Crimean citizens... Read more »

Around the World in a Day

Around the World in a Day

by Priscilla Pan
March 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Global, Winged Post

The sun beats down on students living in the Southern Hemisphere, many of whom flock indoors for an “icy-pole” to escape the humidity or outside to bask in the summer sun. Meanwhile, those living up North in Taiwan endure the humid cold. Not only do these students live in different geographical... Read more »

Sindhuniverse: the international plague of child sex trafficking

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by Sindhu Ravuri, Winged Post Global Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Global, Online Exclusive, Opinion, Video

 Nisha was born in the Nat community of Bihar, where intergenerational prostitution is an entrenched practice. The girls of the village are taught as children that they are indebted to their families. They are taught to pay back... Read more »

Women in Computer Science

Women in Computer Science

by Sindhu Ravuri, Winged Post Global Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

A recent CollegeBoard survey revealed a public static void of females in three different states among the 30,000 students worldwide who took the AP Computer Science exam. The trend doesn’t stop there, though. In the 47 states where girls can take the AP Computer Science exam, the percentage of females... Read more »

Students and faculty share their Olympic aspirations

by Riya Godbole, Aquila Entertainment Editor
February 25, 2014
Filed under Global, Online Exclusive

Attempted hijacking of Turkish flight to Sochi foiled

Attempted hijacking of Turkish flight to Sochi foiled

by Shay Lari-Hosain and Vivian Isenberg
February 7, 2014
Filed under Global, Olympics 2014, Online Exclusive

There was an attempted hijacking today by a passenger aboard a Pegasus Airlines flight en route to Istanbul from Kharkov, Ukraine. According to the New York Times, the alleged passenger attempted to divert the flight with 100 passengers aboard to Sochi by threatening that... Read more »

Technology at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Technology at the 2014 Winter Olympics

by Vivek Bharadwaj and Vedant Thyagaraj
February 7, 2014
Filed under Global, Olympics 2014, Online Exclusive

Several technology companies are partnering to modernize the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and increase security surrounding the event. ATOS Origin states that Sochi games will be the most “digitally enabled” of all winter Olympic games. The company, an international IT... Read more »

Alleged Corruption in the Olympics

Alleged Corruption in the Olympics

by Catherine Huang, Maya Jeyendran, Vineet Kosaraju, Stephanie Chen, and Vasudha Rengarajan
February 7, 2014
Filed under Global, Olympics 2014, Online Exclusive

The Olympics are supposed to be a spectacle of athleticism: a show of international cooperation and national pride that lifts up the host city for years to come. This year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, however, have been marred by accusations of unpreparedness and corruption. According to BusinessWeek,... Read more »