This Week Around the World – July 8-29

July 8 Eritrea: Efforts to normalize relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia continued in a landmark meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean...

Indigenous leaders of Colombia assassinated

In Colombia, over 300 activists and social leaders of indigenous communities have been assassinated since peace accords were signed in 2016 between the government...

Surprise victory in Mexican elections marks shift in politics

In one of the largest elections in Mexico’s history, Andres Lopez Obrador was elected president on Sunday, July 1. According to Vox, 3,400 seats...

This Week Around the World: July 1–8:

July 1 Mexico: Presidential elections held on Sunday saw the victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who ran with the left-wing Movimiento Regeneración Nacional Party. Of...

America the empire

While the British Empire is permanently in the background of Western imperialism, the United States has never admitted to such a legacy. This is...

This Week Around the World: June 24 – July 1

June 25 Gansu, China: A video went viral depicting the suicide of 19-year-old student surnamed Li who jumped to her death on June 20...

Middle East elections: what is missing?

The election season has come to an end recently for Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq. Presidential elections were held in Egypt, while general elections were...

Where to Defect After Graduation

Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country bordering Germany and separated from Norway by the Skagerrak Strait. It is a half-hour train ride from Sweden, making...

The #metoo movement in Korea

Hundreds of women took to the streets on International Women’s Day March 8 in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square carrying signs that read “#metoo #withyou,” and...

This Week Around the World

May 27–June 3 Germany: Around 20,000 anti-far right protesters descended upon Berlin to counter a protest conducted by the far-right group Alternative for Germany...

Elections in Venezuela

President Nicolás Maduro was confirmed for his second term in Venezuela’s May 20th presidential election, spurring international speculation over the election’s credibility. Venezuela has...

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Events September 18-24

Tuesday 9/18 Comedy Feminist Forward Comedy Show Crush 7 p.m. $8 21+ Voted best LGBT bar in Portland for the last four years, Crush hosts a night of feminist comedy.   Food Science...

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Opinion

Intrinsic motivation as a lifestyle

In education and work settings, we are expected to work faster, harder and better when extrinsic factors such as material gains, money, status, increased...