Human Trafficking and the Age of the College Football Playoff

Human Trafficking and the Age of the College Football Playoff

January 17, 2015

Corporate sponsors and the tourism industry uniformly regarded the inaugural appearance of the  College Football Playoff this fall as a business opportunity, while fans of the sport simply applauded the changeover as a solution to the speculation and controversy that marred the landscape of college football under the BCS system.Read More

Streetspeech: Empowering Columbus’ Homeless

Streetspeech: Empowering Columbus’ Homeless

April 13, 2015

I’m sitting in the Subway on 13th and High Street. I would’ve much rather have had this conversation in an obscure café fit for a writer, but Jon insists on eating while we talk. Across from me, sipping his coke while wiping the remaining beads of sweat from his forehead,Read More

Black History Month and Selma’s Oscar Snub

Black History Month and Selma’s Oscar Snub

February 22, 2015

When Joseph Califano, President Lyndon B. Johnsons’s top domestic aide, wrote his impassioned op-ed slamming the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma, he was putting the cherry on what has been a strange year for the African American community. White cops killing black men is nothing new, but the reactionRead More

International Tourism’s Sinister Impact

International Tourism’s Sinister Impact

June 29, 2015

International tourism, for most, elicits excitement and fascination. Yet aside from its obvious purpose of leisure, tourism is also a major player in world economics, responsible for 10% of global GDP. It may seem cynical to critically evaluate cultural exchanges and foreign travel, but underneath the pleasant surface lie issuesRead More