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Indian Court rules privacy as inalienable right

Art by Zoya Boskovic

Katie McManaman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

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

Art by Joanne Jun

Thomas Stanila, World Co-Editor

August 23, 2017

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

Art by Joanne Jun

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

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

Art by Joanne Jun

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

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

Art by Kenny Yi

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

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

Art by Joanne Jun

Thomas Stanila, World Editor

February 16, 2017

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

Art by Victoria Gorny

Aisling Finnegan, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

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

Art by Eunbee Lee

John Rapala, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

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

Art by Joanne Jun

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

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

Art by Joanne Jun

John Rapala, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

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

Art by Kayla Johnson

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

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

Art by Joanne Jun

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

“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...

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