Plant Based Athlete Protein Ideas

I am on the Women’s Soccer Team at USC and on average, spend anywhere between 3 and 5 hours a day doing intense exercise, six days of the week. I transitioned to a completely meat-free diet half-way through my freshman year and right before my first spring season on the team. Cutting out animal protein from my diet during a time where I was expected to build significant muscle mass was extremely challenging at first. I had relied on fish and other seafood for protein sources for a few years pri

Joe Biden's Stance on Foreign Policy

Former Vice President Joe Biden recently announced his candidacy for the 2020 Presidential campaign. Biden served as V.P. from 2009 to 2016 under the 47th President of the United States, Barack Obama. His political career in Congress began in 1973 where he served as Senator of Delaware and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He has the most foreign affairs experience out of all the candidates for President. Joe Biden’s stance on foreign policy gives insight into how he will act if the A

Five Ways Ocean Acidification Impacts the Poor

SEATTLE, Washington — Ocean acidification is a process by which the pH of the ocean is reduced due to an increase in the “ uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.” This process has been happening in our oceans since the dawn of industrialization and is largely a result of massive fossil fuel emissions. There is a multitude of ways in which people are affected by ocean acidification, but the world’s poor are at a disproportionate risk due to their reliance on ocean-based ecosystems. This ar

Team Nelson Aiding Orphans in Tanzania

Team Nelson is a nonprofit organization based out of Atlanta, GA that works to send orphans in Tanzania to school. In 2017, there was a 79 percent net enrollment rate in primary school but only a 23 percent net enrollment rate in secondary school. After primary school, many teenagers have to find work to help provide for their families, so retention is a huge issue in secondary school. Many of the orphanages in Arusha, Tanzania lack the funds to send their children to school, so McCrea O’Haire a

African Youth Robotics and Programming Education

Tyrone van Balla, a young South African entrepreneur, has designed a course for robotics and programming education in order to teach African children more about electronics and technology. His company, RD9 Solutions, provides accessible and affordable EdTech, or educational technology, with their innovative robots. Van Balla, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, grew up with access to a computer and now realizes how important it is for today’s children to be exposed to technology in order to

KOKO Networks' Launch in Kenya

The KOKO Networks’ launch in Kenya will provide multi-purpose consumer access machines to areas in need. KOKO believes that this technology will allow consumers safe access to clean fuel. Additionally, it will offer them a connection to e-commerce and video content all within a short distance from their homes. KOKO Fuel has partnered with Vivo Energy Kenya, the local Shell-branded fuel owner and distributor, in order to decrease time and money in supplying fuel. KOKO is a tech company that dist

Education for Girls in Zambia

Due to extreme poverty in Zambia, many Zambian girls and women miss out on the opportunity to receive an education. With 64 percent of the population living on less than $1.25 a day, Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Unfortunately, this leads to serious repercussions for the youth in the country. In fact, the Southern African Consortium for Measuring Education Quality found that Zambia comes in at number 13 out of the 15 countries in terms of literacy and numeracy. In rural ar

The Women Entrepreneurship Development Project In Ethiopia

The Women Entrepreneurship Development Project (WEDP) aims to provide more opportunities for female entrepreneurs. The International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank is continually funding more than $2 million to women in Ethiopia looking to start or improve their businesses. The program’s contributions are improving the Ethiopian economy and the empowerment of women. It is one of the only women-focused lines of credit operations in the world and has been the most effective. To