Articles by: Ryan Hayden

David Ortiz was paid by Samsung to take a selfie with President Obama a few weeks ago. Image by David Ortiz.

The Selfie to End All Selfies: Samsung Goes Too Far to Market Its Products

A long time ago, Justin Long tried to stay relevant by appearing in a series of commercials as the personification of an Apple product who always argued with his PC counterpart. While this may have only been a few years ago, I say a “long time ago” because this was […]

by · May 6, 2014 · United States, World
Redwoods in California's national parks are being illegally cut down. Image by Allie Caulfield.

Redwood Blues

Towering redwood trees have long been a symbol associated with California. However, certain people have recently been going into state parks and forests in northern California and cutting down ancient redwoods in order to sell their valuable lumber. Redwood lumber sells for $3-$5 a pound according to National Geographic, and […]

by · March 12, 2014 · California
The Horror within the North Korean Concentration Camps

The Horror within the North Korean Concentration Camps

Deep within North Korean borders lies a dark secret, and only within the past couple of years has this story come to light. This secret is the North Korean concentration camp system, which is no longer concealed from public view after the aid of satellite photos of the prisons and […]

by · January 28, 2014 · World
Mourning Nelson Mandela

Mourning Nelson Mandela

Last week, Nelson Mandela died after a long battle with lung problems. He was most famous for being a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. People all over the world have mourned his death over […]

by · December 11, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
50 Years Later: The Truth about Lee Harvey Oswald

50 Years Later: The Truth about Lee Harvey Oswald

On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Yeah. That’s right. I said Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Not Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly shot and killed JFK, but Lee Harvey Oswald definitely shot and killed JFK. In light of […]

by · November 25, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States
Vladimir Putin in 2008. By Kremlin.

From Russia with Love

Only weeks after blasting the United States for spying on its own citizens and on other nations through the NSA, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, was caught trying to secretly collect information on foreign countries at the recent G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Putin and other Russian officials were giving […]

by · November 11, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Medals for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Source: Kremlin

Russian Anti-Gay Laws and Their Effects on the Olympics

Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Turin, Vancouver, and Sochi. That is a list of the names of the last five cities to host the Winter Olympics. However, one name stands out from the rest. That city is Sochi. Sochi is the only Winter Olympic host out of all five metropolises […]

by · October 24, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World