Andriasian trails current leader by half point

YEREVAN. – Grandmaster (GM) Zaven Andriasian (Armenia) tallied 5.5 points after seven rounds at the chess open being held in Groningen, Netherlands. Andriasian is only half a point behind the current leader, GM Erwin L’Ami (Netherlands). GM Elina Danielian—who plays first board for the Armenian national women’s chess team—has garnered4.5 points while International Master Tigran…

Christianity as life ring for Europe

The Western press reeks with headlines saying that the rights of Christians in Europe are being trampled upon. Analysts are blowing the whistle over the looming decline of European traditions and values and the rise of Islamic alternative. Many are literally frightened at what’s happening in Europe today, at things that would have been utterly…

Mob of teens overruns mall in Brooklyn, New York

  A Brooklyn mall turned away unaccompanied minors on Friday after hundreds of teens rushed the shopping center causing stores to shut down on the day after Christmas, CNN reported. “It’s ridiculous, because I’m trying to buy some stuff,” John Edouard, a teen denied entrance at the Brooklyn mall, told CNN affiliate WCBS, “I can’t…

Christmas and New Year: stressful long holiday season?

Christmas holidays are over but New Year celebration is just four days away. Moreover – in Russia people celebrate Orthodox Christmas which is January 7th. Traditionally it is a pretty long holiday season here. But are winter holidays fun for everyone? For many people holidays are also very stressful time and for lonely people holidays…

AUA President Meets with Armenian High School Principals

GLENDALE—On Monday, December 16, the president of the American University of Armenia, Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian, met with the academic leadership of Armenian high schools in Southern California. Dr. Boghosian presented the broad range of AUA’s programs and fielded questions about student life and academics at AUA. The principals were overwhelmingly supportive of AUA, noting…