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Superbugs pose superhuman threat

Superbugs pose superhuman threat

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Showcase, World

Imagine going to the doctor and being told that your sickness cannot be treated. No matter what antibiotic is used, you only have six months left to live as the disease destroys your body. More and more frequently, doctors are finding patients who have developed new diseases that cannot be treated by any a...

Science conceives three-parented babies

Science conceives three-parented babies

Thomas Stanila, World Editor
February 16
Filed under World

With love still fresh in the air, two is certainly company when it comes to the miracle of life. However, as some recent miracles have shown, three may not always make such a crowd. Marking nearly three decades of effort and research in the genetics community, the first baby of three parents was born...

Polling from pole to pole

Polling from pole to pole

Aisling Finnegan, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under World

As election season fades from present worries, many secrets remain under the surface. Election season in America was a time of advertisements and long-awaited battles on the debate floor. But have you ever wondered what happens around the world when November comes onto the calendar? The countries will...

Contaminated problems pollute New Delhi

Contaminated problems pollute New Delhi

John Rapala, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under World

New Delhi, the capital of India, declared a national emergency, as its air pollution recently reached perilous levels. The air quality index of New Delhi has been in the unsafe zone because the air is more than 16 times the safe limit. Air pollution levels hit 999 micrograms of particulate matter per...

The end of ISIS rests in the horizon

The end of ISIS rests in the horizon

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under World

Everyone has heard about ISIS and the organization’s acts of terrorism across the world, mainly targeting places with Western ideals. In recent months, however, the organization’s influence appears to be waning. There are multiple reasons why ISIS has been suffering recently, and its outlook for...

Colombians reject FARC peace treaty

Colombians reject FARC peace treaty

John Rapala, Staff Writer
November 3
Filed under World

A peace accord was proposed between the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). The accord would have ended 52 years of conflict between Colombia and FARC. However, it was abruptly denied by Colombian voters in a highly contested poll. The whole...

Election Day 2016 shakes American politics

Election Day 2016 shakes American politics

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer
November 3
Filed under World

As the election draws closer, each candidate attempts to convince the public to support their campaign, and every aspect of each candidate is different. Both candidates have held significant roles prior to their attempt to take the role of Commander in Chief, but each has been in different fields....

Renewable energy reveals clean future for world

Renewable energy reveals clean future for world

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under World

“The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long. America cannot resist this transition—we must lead it,” said President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address. As global warming continues to become a more prevalent topic, new and affordable clean energy solutions are being sought after. Solar...

Debate over African American shootings flares

Debate over African American shootings flares

John Rapala, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under World

The recent shootings of Laquan McDonald and Alton Sterling shine light on the tension in the United States. In order for the nation to recover from this deadly violence, it needs officers and people of all races to come together. Laquan McDonald was carrying a knife when police were called to the...

EpiPen controversy spikes with price hikes

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under World

The EpiPen is a rescuing tool that has been used by many people over the years. Its purpose is to counter acute allergic reactions through the release of epinephrine into the blood. Mylan, a pharmaceutical company, gained the rights to the EpiPen in 2007 and since then has been raising the price of the...

Global measures connect in rebuilding Italian rubble

Global measures connect in rebuilding Italian rubble

Gina Pieri, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under World

All is not lost in Italy despite the recent 6.2-magnitude earthquake that shook multiple towns to the ground, for hope is still alive as people come to assist the small towns in central Italy.  On August 24, just past 3:30 a.m. local time, people were awoken to their homes shaking and crumbling. As...

2016 Olympics sets stage for economic disaster

2016 Olympics sets stage for economic disaster

Thomas Stanila, World Editor
August 25
Filed under World

As the 2016 Olympic Games fade into history amidst bright lights and spectacular athletic achievements, countries around the world sit back with their joyous expectations and anticipations either met or forfeited. However, as Olympic history can testify, not every prediction sings of good tidings. Brazil,...

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