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Debate over African American shootings flares

Art by Victoria Gorny

John Rapala, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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

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...

Global measures connect in rebuilding Italian rubble

Art by Kenny Yi

Gina Pieri, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

All is not lost in Italy despite the recent 6.2-magnitude earthquake that shook multiple towns to the ground, for hope is still alive as people come to assist the small towns in central Italy.  On August 24, just past 3:30 a.m. local time, people were awoken to their homes shaking and crumbling. As...

2016 Olympics sets stage for economic disaster

Art by Anna Gorman '18

Thomas Stanila, World Editor

August 25, 2016

As the 2016 Olympic Games fade into history amidst bright lights and spectacular athletic achievements, countries around the world sit back with their joyous expectations and anticipations either met or forfeited. However, as Olympic history can testify, not every prediction sings of good tidings. Brazil,...

Long-lost music composition redefines Mozart–Salieri rivalry

Art by Dana Lenard

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

The Czech Museum of Music, located in Prague, Czech Republic, recently showcased a music composition that was thought to be lost for nearly 200 years. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri wrote this piece with an unknown composer named Cornetti. Throughout their musical careers, Mozart and Salieri...

Cuba allows semi-restricted commercial flights from United States, improves relations

Art by Jack Harmon

Gina Pieri, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

Air travel to Cuba for Americans may soon be possible after almost six decades of the establishment of the embargo and ban on travel. According to “The Atlantic,” the United States and Cuba have signed a travel agreement that allows commercial flights for the first time in more than 50 years....

Olympics light fear in athletes and sports fans

Art by Robby Baxendale

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

March 14, 2016

In August, the Olympic Games will return in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. About 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in the first Olympic Games in South America. There are a number of healthcare issues about which participants and spectators are concerned. Growing concerns over the Zika virus outbreak...

Iran returning to the oil market, unfrozen assets expected to improve economy

Art by Dana Lenard

Natalia Fic, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

A short time ago, six countries, including the United States, signed a nuclear agreement with Iran. Economic sanctions have been lifted in the country because the Iran Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) promised to limit its recent nuclear activities. This agreement is a pact that has made history because i...

Advances in technology affecting job availability

Art by Jack Harmon

Thomas Stanila, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

In a world already permeated by the tenets of technology, it's curious to wonder how far the effects will go in the future. Yet the prophecy of machinery one day ruling and dominating humanity may come sooner than expected, for it already imperils a facet that both individuals and nations cling to for...

Einstein was right, gravitational waves contact humanity for the first time

Art by Justin Cruz

Reinaldo Limantara, World Editor

February 19, 2016

Just recently on Feb. 11, the world was shocked by an astonishing discovery in the astronomy field. Gravitational waves, which were the last part of Einstein’s predictions in his theory of general relativity, were detected for the first time in history by the Large Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory ...

Kosovo rejected from UNESCO membership

Art by Dana Lenard

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Kosovo is a region that has been a part of Serbia since the Serbians colonized that part of the Balkan peninsula in the seventh century. It contains many Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries. It is a cultural and religious heritage treasure site for Serbians. However, after many years of migration...

With different customs, Catalonia desires independence

Ethan Johnson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities, one being Catalonia. The Catalan region of the country, with a population of 7.5 million, is one of the most economically developed and prosperous areas in all of Spain. Catalonia, which has its own culture and language apart from Spain, is currently trying...

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