Jessica Davis July 23, 2020

The United Nations has taken up the mantle to fight the novel coronavirus head on. They have executed drastic policy changes and public health initiatives. COVID-19 has impacted over 190 countries. The UN is looking for innovative ways to address the hunger, economic recessions, and poverty caused by the coronavirus.  In January of this year, […]

Grant Sarver July 22, 2020

If you’ve forgotten, summer also means it’s hurricane season. Recent headlines have overshadowed this year’s record-breaking season. Tropical Storm Gonzalo is the earliest “G” storm to form and the Washington Post says, “this year has already featured the earliest C, E and F storms on record — Cristobal, Edouard and Fay.” However, Gonzalo is expected […]

Grant Sarver July 21, 2020

The allure of big cities with dense urban cores and vast transportation systems has been fading recently according to a survey released by the Site Selectors Guild. Corporations and residents alike are flocking to mid-sized cities and suburbs. Net migration to these areas has been 200% higher than big cities since 2014, Lidia Dinkova says […]

Max Simpson July 21, 2020

This November, election officials nationwide will be tasked with making in-person voting safe and accessible amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. The push to convert stadiums, arenas, and other large venues into makeshift voting locations has gained lots of ground in the recent weeks. On June 29th, the Atlanta Hawks announced that home court State Farm Arena […]

Grant Sarver July 16, 2020

The US, UK, and Canada have accused Russia of trying to hack into and steal information related to a coronavirus vaccine. The group accused of the attack was also blamed for the cyberattack against the Democratic National Committee in 2016. The attack underscores the world’s desperate attempts to find a cure for COVID-19 which can […]

Grant Sarver July 14, 2020

A fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard continues into its third day. The blaze has an unknown origin, and more than 400 sailors and federal firefighters are battling it. They’re pouring water from the pier, tugboats, and from helicopters in an effort to maintain the flames. The government’s use and control of water is extensive. […]

Molly Retter July 14, 2020

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 889(a)(1)(B) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019 on July 10th. Section 889(a)(1)(B) prohibits executive agencies from entering into, or […]

Grant Sarver July 13, 2020

A new school year is rapidly approaching, and colleges and universities are grappling with how to safely return to campus in the midst of a pandemic. Schools have been reluctant to go completely online because it provides lower quality education and lowers enrollment and therefore the university’s revenue. Rice University is building nine new outdoor […]

Grant Sarver July 9, 2020

As the year goes on, it’s hard not to think about what else this pandemic might affect. The beloved American pastime of football may be next. Yesterday, the Ivy League announced the cancellation of all sports programs until January. Recreational activities are becoming increasingly limited if not nonexistent. However, some governments are still planning on […]