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Totalitarianism declines in global threat

Totalitarianism declines in global threat

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under World

Since its creation in the 1940s, North Korea has had a string of oppressive dictators who have used fear and force to retain their power. After his ascent to power in 2011, the current Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has revealed his cruel, dictatorial actions and demeanor. Two years later, Kim Jong Un had...

Easter is for everybunny

Easter is for everybunny

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, World

Easter is the most important time during the Christian year. It celebrates the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Savior of Christians. Easter, as well as Holy Week, is celebrated by Catholics around the world. However, there are different traditions celebrated by various countries. One country...

Superbugs pose superhuman threat

Superbugs pose superhuman threat

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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