Vegan Sweet Potato Pie to bake this Christmas

By: Tommy Dickman While your holiday spread may be accompanied by a pumpkin pie like many in the northern region of the United States, down south, the pumpkin is swapped for another sweet orange plant, sweet potato. Sweet potato pie was originally made by the African American community. However, this beloved southern dish is inedible for a large demographic in the US: vegans. The milk, … Continue reading Vegan Sweet Potato Pie to bake this Christmas

Iran lost both a soccer match and a citizen

By Tommy Dickman Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup, a showing of unity in a tumultuous world. But its maritime neighbour Iran has been on the world’s mind for other reasons. On November 29, the US Men’s team defeated the Iranian team 1-0. The recent protests over Islamic law in Iran has led to detainment and even death. Mehran Samak was just one of … Continue reading Iran lost both a soccer match and a citizen

Mattress Mack wins $75 million from Mavericks world series upset

by Tommy Dickman One lucky winner received the $2.04 billion Powerball but another lucky gambler was Jim McIngvale a.k.a. Mattress Mack of Houston, Texas. From the impressive World Series run of the Astros arose an unexpected victor, one with an award of a cool $75 million. McIngvale’s history of gambling isn’t always rewarding. For instance, his bet on the Bengals winning the Super Bowl lost … Continue reading Mattress Mack wins $75 million from Mavericks world series upset

Mikuya Ford runs to state championships

By Tommy Dickman Junior cross country captain Mikuya Ford has had an impressive season with a state qualifying time of 16:28 and 24th place at the Troy regional meet. Ford started the season with a time of 17:02 at the Bob Schul invitational at Milton-Union. His times continued to drop until he ultimately reached his new 5K personal record of 16:24 at the Anna Rocket … Continue reading Mikuya Ford runs to state championships

Kipchoge shatters marathon world record

by Tommy Dickman On September 25, Eliud Kipchoge made history by running a 2:01:09 marathon in Berlin, breaking his last world record by a whopping 30 seconds. Tigist Assefa ran a 2:15:37 marathon, shaving a whole 18 minutes from her previous time. Kipchoge had already completed the impossible three years earlier by running a sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna. This was not counted though due to … Continue reading Kipchoge shatters marathon world record

Ukrainian success sparks hope of reclaiming territory in north Georgia

by Tommy Dickman The latest Ukrainian counter offensive in the past few weeks has made impressive progress gaining back over 9000 km². But it also has highlighted the gross mismanagement of Russian troops in the war, and the world has seen it. Russia has made many enemies with surrounding nations, including Georgia. They lost territory in Abkhazia and south Ossetia. But recently Georgian officials have … Continue reading Ukrainian success sparks hope of reclaiming territory in north Georgia