Food Review, El Penacho

Finally authentic Mexican in Vienna El Penacho Währinger Str. 154, 1180 Cuisine: Mexican (Tacos more specifically) Quirky Feature: A ton of Mexican softdrinks El Penacho’s claim is that “no place in Vienna takes tacos seriously” but they “take tacos seriously”. If you moved to Vienna from the States, Mexico, or Central America, you might have … Continue reading Food Review, El Penacho

Food Review: Der Wiener Deewan

You know, there's more to Viennese restaurants than just Fabios: A Series By Evgeny Stolyarov There are almost 8,000 restaurants and cafés in Vienna, and whilst we all have our favorites, trying something new can be daunting. That’s why we often limit ourselves to the same couple of places; places like Fabios, Joma, Dots, and … Continue reading Food Review: Der Wiener Deewan

Why We Humans Should Colonize Mars!

SpaceX aims to create a city on Mars. Image: © SpaceX By Laurin Gschwenter February 10, 2020 Numerous people question, "Why exactly Mars? What about other planets in the solar system?" Our choices are limited to becoming a multi-planetary race within our solar system. Other than Earth, all of the planets in the solar system, … Continue reading Why We Humans Should Colonize Mars!

The Dangers of Self-Funded Political Campaigns

Michael Bloomberg announces his candidacy for Democratic nominee of President of the United States. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Evgeny Stolyarov February 6th, 2020 The nomination of a Democratic contender for President of the United States began on Monday with the Iowa caucuses. Due to a poorly developed app, results were delayed and amid … Continue reading The Dangers of Self-Funded Political Campaigns

Nike’s Vaporfly Shoes: An Unfair Advantage?  

On October 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge became the first man ever to break the two-hour marathon barrier. The following day, on October 13, 2019, Brigid Kosgei shattered the women’s marathon record by a whopping 81 seconds. Aside from the Kenyan blood and tons of sweat put into the intensive hours of running every day, these … Continue reading Nike’s Vaporfly Shoes: An Unfair Advantage?  

Spreading Like Wildfire: The Impact of Australia’s Bushfires on New Zealand

The catastrophic bushfires in Australia have made the news almost every day for the past month. By Katharina Schneebauer  January 30, 2020 However, there have been many impacts in neighboring New Zealand that have not been reported. As the threat of the bushfires and overall climate change rears over Australia, there are many issues facing … Continue reading Spreading Like Wildfire: The Impact of Australia’s Bushfires on New Zealand

The Olympics: a Never Ending Economic Downward Spiral

Children of the Mangueira favela of Rio de Janeiro watch the opening ceremony fireworks of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Courtesy of Tércio Teixeira, Human Rights Watch, August 5, 2016. By Katharina Schneebauer February 6, 2019 July 24th, 2020, 8 PM. This date will be marked by fireworks lighting up the night sky above Tokyo, Japan, … Continue reading The Olympics: a Never Ending Economic Downward Spiral

California Confirms a Fourth Case of the New Deadly Coronavirus

Health workers check the temperature of a person in Beijing, China By Angela Song February 3, 2020 The health officials in California confirmed the fourth case of coronavirus in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020. The person diagnosed with the virus was a returning traveler from Wuhan, China who carried the virus with him to … Continue reading California Confirms a Fourth Case of the New Deadly Coronavirus

Growing Gentrification in the Neighborhoods of New York

Citizens march through downtown Brooklyn in protest against gentrification on the 21st of September, 2019. By Paul Frangipane. 29 January 2020, by Delaney Jones Gentrification is a growing problem worldwide, especially in New York over the last five years. Developers force low income citizens out of their houses to make way for more expensive housing, … Continue reading Growing Gentrification in the Neighborhoods of New York