logo

Category

Underblog

Our World This Week: February 13th – 19th 2015

Our World This Week: February 13th – 19th 2015 This week, after being kidnapped from her Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan home, Kayla Natomagan was found safe by RCMP officers in Manitoba.  The seventeen-year-old Saskatchewan teen was kidnapped on Wednesday, and Natomagan’s boyfriend was found shot dead in the home she was kidnapped from. Read more […]
Read More

Our World This Week: February 6th – 12th 2015

Our World This Week: February 6th – 12th 2015 This week, an execution-style shooting in a Chapel Hill, U.S., killed three young Muslims: 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. The suspect is in police custody, and social media users launched the #MuslimLivesMatter hashtag campaign […]
Read More

Our World This Week: January 30th – February 5th 2015

Our World This Week: January 30th – February 5th 2015 This week, ISIS executed Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbe. In a spectacle of inhumanity and brutality, ISIS beheaded Goto and burned al-Kasabe alive, eliciting international outrage and cries for an armed response. To read more about Goto click here and al-Kasabe […]
Read More

Our World This Week: January 23rd -29th 2015

Our World This Week: January 23rd -29th 2015 This week, the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah focused the global lens on the country. While human rights organizations criticized the country’s human rights short-fallings, they also made suggestions as to how King Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, can make improvements. Read more about the improvements suggested […]
Read More

10 Canadians to Watch in 2015

For Day 9 of our 10 Posts in 10 Days, I decided to feature 10 Canadians to watch over the next year! In a country that hosts more than 35,000,000 citizens, there are bound to be thousands upon thousands of people doing worthwhile things, so selecting a mere ten people to recognize in this list was incredibly difficult! […]
Read More

100% Renewable Energy Development in the Global South

On Day 8 of our 10 Posts in 10 Days, Managing Editor M’Lisa Colbert takes a look at renewable energy initiatives in the Global South! Renewable energy projects such as wind, solar, biomass and tidal power are changing the way the world generates electricity. Common afflictions in southern countries such as; historical dependencies on fossil […]
Read More

Our World This Week: January 16th – 22nd 2014

Our World This Week: January 16th – 22nd 2014 This week, Yik Yak, an anonymous social messaging service, took the spotlight as the latest app causing trouble among youth. Over a gun reference post, Yik Yak caused a lockdown at an Ottawa school early this week. In Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown police report that some […]
Read More

10 Works of Poetry with Development-Related Themes

Poetry. Development. It might not be our first instinct to link these two words together, but that doesn’t mean they are entirely unrelated. Poetry is an epitome of the power of words – whether written or spoken – to showcase human imagination, to evoke empathy, and, finally, to galvanize the audience into action. The concerns poets raise in their […]
Read More

10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Stories that Deserved More Media Attention

The dawn of a new year is often cause to pause and reflect on various moments throughout the previous twelve months that have impacted us on some deeper level. This article, however, is likely not about those moments. What you will find below is a small selection of moments that you may have found yourself reflecting on now, had […]
Read More

10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Stories That Shaped 2014

As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, the Undercurrent continues its 10 blog posts in 10 days. Today, Associate Editor Andrew Hay looks at 10 stories that helped shape the year 2014. Recognizing the subjectivity of these lists, our list is based on what we considered to be the year’s most newsworthy stories that had the greatest impact. As […]
Read More