August 6, 1945
By: Kevin Blackburne August 6. Around the world this might seem like an ordinary day, but in Japan, it’s a date that rings eternally in the hearts and minds of every citizen. This day was anything but ordinary for the island nation of Japan 72 years ago. Almost four years following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. dropped the first ever nuclear warhead on the Japanese military hub, Hiroshima. The 9,000-pound uranium-235 atomic bomb detonated approximately 2,000 feet above the epicenter of Hiroshima and instantaneously wiped out 90% of the city in a burning blaze killing 80,000..
Clocks Don’t Tick Anymore
By: Bo Anderson With my legs hanging over the edge of the building, I sit on the rooftop watching the sunset in the horizon. I am with a group of people, but I am only familiar with a few of the guys. The rest I assume are travelers or locals. We are all breathing heavily, recovering from outrunning the yelling residents of neighboring buildings. I look out over the horizon. The colors are overwhelming, some almost unidentifiable. It could be that I am just out of shape, or… I have been sipping on this drink… whatever it is. I..