People are boycotting UPS for shipping severed animal heads

UPS is no stranger to boycotts. Just recently after public pressure to stop shipping shark fins, UPS and DHL gave in to public demand (although UPS hasn’t confirmed this). However, many are petitioning UPS to cease shipments of all wild animal parts after it was found that nearly 30,000 parts for personal trophies were shipped around the world from 2010-14. Continue reading People are boycotting UPS for shipping severed animal heads

Curating is the key for the technological future

In the digital age the title of curator has taken on a whole new meaning. As our lives are slowly but surely inching toward a complete digital realm, we don’t often stop and think how the interests we obtain through our digital experience is shaping our perception of control. Continue reading Curating is the key for the technological future

California drought consequences come into clearer view

Just today, three unrelated stories popped up from various sources that highlighted different consequences of the California drought. We added a fourth from a few days ago just to top it off. Continue reading California drought consequences come into clearer view

Islamic State blew up the Baalshamin Temple either last month or last night

Conflicting reports are saying that the Islamic State blew up the Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra, the place where they beheaded scholar Khaled al-Asaad and hung his body on a pole. One report shows it was blown up last month while another said the incident was more recent. Either way, it’s gone now. Continue reading Islamic State blew up the Baalshamin Temple either last month or last night

Macedonia migrant situation is turning catastrophic

As thousands of migrants try to escape the horrors they’re facing in Syria and other Middle East countries, the situation in Macedonia is quickly turning desperate. Train stations are loaded with people wanting to make it into western Europe, many of whom have no traveling documents, money, or even tickets to board the trains. Continue reading Macedonia migrant situation is turning catastrophic

Abbas steps down as head of the PLO

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas along with several other members of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) Executive Committee called it quits on Saturday. Many speculate as to the reasoning for the resignation saying that the dissatisfaction over the factionalism inside Palestinian politics was to blame for their departure. However, the results are clear; the resignations will certainly force new elections. Continue reading Abbas steps down as head of the PLO