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Veterans with PTSD facing death row

Art By Katie Boler

Natalia Fic, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can emerge after an individual has had exposure to a terrifying incident. Thousands of veterans returning from war are diagnosed with PTSD every year. Only about half of the people who have dealt with PTSD respond to treatment and...

Terrorist attacks create safety hysteria

Reinaldo Limantara, World Editor

December 11, 2015

The Paris attacks on Nov. 13 shocked the world because of its spontaneity and unpredictable motives. With over 130 victims in total, the terrorist attack was one of the deadliest in France’s history since World War II. The Islamic State claimed responsibility of the attacks, and the French government...

Economic crisis ignited in Latin America

Economic crisis ignited in Latin America

Thomas Stanila, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

When one thinks of inflation, images of balloons, Harry Potter’s Aunt Marge and the like come to mind, often not with a negative connotation. However, blown up or not, never has the term been more nationally catastrophic than with the entire region of Latin America. For the United States’ southern neighbors,...

United Nations’ inattentiveness leaves refugees in jeopardy

Art by Dominic Marchica

Ethan Johnson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

In what is deemed the Syrian refugee crisis, about 12 million people have been displaced from their homes in Syria and 4.1 million have fled the country. Now refugees, millions of Syrians are seeking asylum in neighboring countries and countries around the world. The massive influx of refugees took...

American diplomacy with Cuba settles old differences

Art by Dominic Marchica

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

Since the Cold War, Cuba and the United States have had an uneasy relationship. The tension began when Fidel Castro led a revolt against Fulgencio Batista, who was the dictator of Cuba starting in 1953. After he chased Batista out of Cuba, Castro became prime minister in 1959. The United States was s...

League of Legends and the emergence of e-sports

League of Legends and the emergence of e-sports

Anthony Novak, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

What would motivate the mayor of one of the largest cities in the world to dress up like a video game character? Why, to support his League of Legends e-sports teams participating in the World Championship.  The multi-country, multi-city World Championship of the wildly popular online game League of Leg...

Breakthrough in DNA repair results in Nobel Prize

Breakthrough in DNA repair results in Nobel Prize

Natalia Fic, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 to Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, United State's Paul Modrich and Turkey's Aziz Sancar. Natural repairing of DNA is necessary for human survival, and damaging DNA is simply unavoidable. The discoveries of these three...

EASA considers pilot psychology tests

Reinaldo Limantara, World Editor

August 28, 2015

It has been three months since the Germanwings incident that resulted in 150 deaths caused by an intentional and suicidal act by the flight’s co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz. Following the incident, a thorough investigation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been done to identify the possible measure...

Religion, ethnicity factors in Iraq

Liam Warner, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2015

For the past 12 years, Iraq has been one of the biggest sources of violence and instability in the Middle East. Religious and ethnic differences are in large part to thank. Iraq, like most of the Middle East, is a predominantly Muslim country, but the two main branches of the religion, Shia and Sunni,...

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