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World War I Celebrates 100 Years of Peace

World War I Celebrates 100 Years of Peace

Katie McManaman, World Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, World

On November 11 the Allies celebrate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought an official end to World War I. Although there will not be fireworks, parades, or parties, people will celebrate the Allies triumphant victory in World War I.   World War I began in July 1914 when Archduke...

Martian space colonies prove New Frontier

Martian space colonies prove New Frontier

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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This month, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a two million dollar fund for researchers and projects pursuing the future of human space habitation.  This new challenge, called the Space Settlement Challenge, is seeking brilliant minds to explore and develop new business models for living and working...

O’Hare expansions take flight

O’Hare expansions take flight

Katie McManaman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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Over 78 million people traveled through O’Hare airport, making it the sixth busiest airport in the world and the third busiest in the United States as of 2016. With millions of passengers going through, terminals need to be updated and expanded. A new expansion is going to cost 8.5 billion dollars...

Parkland shooting sparks call for change

Parkland shooting sparks call for change

Katya Boskovic, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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Columbine High School in 1999. Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida becomes the most recent victim of a mass school shooting in America. On February 14, 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz, a former student who had been previously expelled, murdered...

Corruption counts produce new South African president

Corruption counts produce new South African president

Christi Hansen, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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South Africa, a country with a history of movements for reform, especially involving racial equality, has long been inflicted with corruption, which has led to high unemployment rates, a growing water crisis and mounting racial tensions. In light of this situation, the African National Congress (ANC),...

Water crisis set to drain Cape Town

Water crisis set to drain Cape Town

Nicholette Bentz & Christi Hansen, Staff Writers

February 16, 2018


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Being told that your city will run out of water in less than six months may sound unrealistic to most, but for those in Cape Town, South Africa, this statement has become a reality. With little water and high temperatures, Cape Town has no more than an estimated 90 days before becoming a dehydrated city. Cape...

New California faces potential secession success

New California faces potential secession success

Katie McManaman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under World

It has been nearly 60 years since the United States last acquired a state. Back when Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, Fidel Castro was the President of Cuba, the United States was ensnared in the Cold War with Russia and a gallon of gas cost only a quarter. Presently, however, this 59 year drought...

Coffee rust proves a latte trouble

Coffee rust proves a latte trouble

Christi Hansen, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Is your morning cup of joe in jeopardy? Coffee rust is a disease that is currently affecting the two most important commercial coffee species, arabica coffee and robusta coffee. This is even spreading to another 25 species throughout growing areas in Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and South America....

Saint Nick gives his final gift

Saint Nick gives his final gift

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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The legend of Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, and his kindness and generosity has been retold by generations, yet it is rarely discussed in history where this magical and historical being came about and where he ended up.  Early this previous October, the site of a relatively intact 1600-year old tomb...

Catalonia battles for independence

Catalonia battles for independence

Katie McManaman, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under World

Catalonia, a 32-kilometer area of northeastern Spain of about 7.5 million citizens, is currently fighting for independence to become its own country. Catalonia has its own language, culture and traditions. The language of Catalonia, Catalan, is prominent throughout most of Catalonia and creates a se...

Cholera crisis plagues Yemeni population

Cholera crisis plagues Yemeni population

Christi Hansen, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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The current situation in Yemen is bleak: the country has had a civil war raging across it for the past two years. Water is limited, and if there does happen to be water, it’s unclean and unsafe to drink. Yemen, a country in the Middle East, has had massive damage from the war, which has ruined sanitation...

Saudi women’s rights enter the fast lane

Saudi women’s rights enter the fast lane

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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After decades of the Middle Eastern society attempting to obtain equal rights for all races and genders, Saudi Arabia has ended a long-lasting policy; it has become a global symbol of the oppression women endure in this ultra-conservative part of the world. This change, which will allow women to drive...

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