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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


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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...

Harvey hits Houston hard

Harvey hits Houston hard

Nicholette Bentz and Christi Hansen

September 28, 2017


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Imagine coming back to your house after a week with no home or future, finding everything destroyed by water. As relief efforts strive to aid in the cleanup process in Houston after the disastrous Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, which hit from August 25 to August 29, about 2.2 million people are left...

Zapad War Games stand borderline offensive

Zapad War Games stand borderline offensive

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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The recent 2017 Zapad war games between Russia and Belarus have caused alarm among many NATO countries. The Zapad war games were held in order for Russia to practice its military exercises and procedures. On September 14th to the 20th, Russia and Belarus held the joint military exercises along the Belorussian...

Innovation fuses neurotechnology with modern security

Innovation fuses neurotechnology with modern security

John Rapala, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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Scientists have worked to create devices, like the silicon chip, that mimic the actions of the human brain. The silicon chip, invented by Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce, holds large quantities of information and performs mathematical operations. Now, however, the latest silicon chip detects chemicals, explosives...

Indian Court rules privacy as inalienable right

Indian Court rules privacy as inalienable right

Katie McManaman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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For Americans, privacy stands at the cornerstone of one’s rights as a citizen. In India, however, their Supreme Court has only recently ruled privacy as a freedom. According to Deepak Kumar Pandey, an influential Indian writer, this issue has been developing for about 60 years and began when the government...

‘Damore’ May Not Always Be the Merrier for Google

‘Damore’ May Not Always Be the Merrier for Google

Thomas Stanila, World Co-Editor

August 23, 2017


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When conflict arises, the truth becomes nearly impossible to find. On August 5th, a memo named “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” was published on tech website Gizmodo’s front page. The piece, originally written in July for Google’s internal mailing list, was authored by James Damore, Harvard...

Totalitarianism declines in global threat

Totalitarianism declines in global threat

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


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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


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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 t...

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