Author: Jose Salinas


Politician pushes line of faith and politics

Controversy over the connection between faith and politics surfaces once more following Jim Zeigler’s use of biblical analogy to defend Roy Moore against allegations of sexual misconduct. Early in November, The Washington Post reported on the accusations of several women who said that Moore sexually approached them when they were […]


USA drops out of World Cup tournament

The United States Men’s Soccer Team will not fly to Russia next summer for the World Cup, after a painful loss against Trinidad and Tobago. “It’s disappointing,” Bruce Arena, former U.S. Men’s National Team coach, who resigned after the elimination, said in a post-game press conference. “We should not be […]

Local, World

Countries searching for independence

As Catalonia opened the ballots for an independence referendum, Spain’s central government in Madrid ruled the exercise as unconstitutional and sent police forces to disperse the voters and close the voting centers. Catalonia, an autonomous region within Spain, has its own language, its own culture and its own government, parliament […]


Kneeling is a demonstration of sacrifice

Disclaimer: I have to admit that I find this whole situation distracting and misleading. Also, it is hard for me to understand American patriotism/nationalism since I am an international student. However, I will make my best to think critically and express a valid opinion. During the NFL preseason in 2016, […]


Rohingya people search for refuge from persecution

Thousands of the Rohingya population from Myanmar are crossing the border to Bangladesh seeking refuge from their government. On Aug. 25, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a Rohingya militant group, conducted attacks against the Rakhine State police and army forces, killing 12 members of the Myanmar’s security forces and […]


Mexico earthquake claims lives and homes

Thousands of Mexican citizens  flood the shaken city streets of Mexico City, fleeing the destruction of a  a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which hit the center of Mexico, killing 333 persons and reducing 38 buildings In Mexico City to rubble. Mexican marines said they have rescued 115 people and recovered 102 […]


Fresh start for the defending champs

  The defending champions of the Sooner Athletic Conference were up for a good start of their season. Of the eight games played so far, six ended up in victories with two losses on away games. The women’s soccer team opened their season with a 2-1 win against MidAmerica Nazarene […]


North Korea: Through the eyes of South Korea

Prior to 1945, North and South Korea were a unified nation. It was in 1948 when the Soviet-backed north and the U.S.-backed south separated into independent nations sparking a long unsolved conflict. Woo Jong-il, a South Korean national who resides on the border, said in an interview to The Guardian, […]