Following the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, Senator Gaylord Nelson dedicated a national day to honoring the environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated April 22, 1970, as twenty million Americans
To many Americans, Afghanistan is abstract: a place of hostility and violence, war-torn and ruined. Historically, the country is a vibrant place along the Silk Road, a cultural intersection of the Hellenistic world
After my first trip to New York, I told my parents I was going to college on the East Coast. My plan was to gain a new way of looking at the world. People would ask why a girl from Hawaii would ever leave paradise, but I loved every part of being away.