Russia faces security threats, controversies before hosting 2014 Winter Olympic Games

By: Andrew Koch ~Campus News Editor~ As the Opening Day ceremonies near, the Russian government is faced with an increasing number of security threats and controversies, raising questions of Russia’s ability to keep athletes and spectators safe. A video recently uploaded to a Jihadi website warned the international community of a planned attack at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In the video, two men, believed to have been involved in two suicide bombing attacks last month in Volgograd, Russia, which killed more than 30 people, warn of further terrorist activity in the country. “We’ve prepared a present for you and … Continue reading Russia faces security threats, controversies before hosting 2014 Winter Olympic Games

A Cold Winter: Homelessness in the Queen City: A Hard Winter and hard times make for a tough life for the homeless in Cincinnati

Lately, cities across the United States have been making mixed progress on the issue of homelessness, Cincinnati included. Just last month, Phoenix, Ariz., announced it has officially ended homelessness for veterans. Almost 200 chronically homeless veterans have received housing since 2011. Phoenix was racing Salt Lake City for the accomplishment, and Salt Lake City completed its initiative this month. Both efforts are part of a larger federal project to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. That’s the good news. On the other hand, tens of thousands of people have been forced into homelessness since the 2008 financial crisis. According to … Continue reading A Cold Winter: Homelessness in the Queen City: A Hard Winter and hard times make for a tough life for the homeless in Cincinnati