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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


Filed under Showcase, World

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...

Superbugs pose superhuman threat

Superbugs pose superhuman threat

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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