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Students Strike for the Climate Crisis

Amanjot Kaur

October 4, 2019

  The year of 2019 has been a major one for bringing attention to climate change. With activists such as Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic to attend Climate Summits and hold strikes to bring attention to the crisis, teenagers across the nation have never felt more inclined to act. Why is that so? The environmental crisis has shown itself to be a worl...

Trump Transforms Budget in Trying Times

Trump Transforms Budget in Trying Times

April 24, 2017

President Trump has had an interesting start of his presidency so far. He has received much criticism, from his travel ban, to propositions on buildin...

Lack of government transparency causes national strife

Tom Olsen

May 31, 2016

Throughout the week of April 18th 2016, president Obama visited Saudi Arabia with the intention to ease tension on an extremely strained relationship between the two historically allied nations. The U.S. has expressed disapproval of Saudi involvement in the Yemen civil war. The Saudi government counter argues by claiming their frustration with the U.S for lifting non-proliferation...

North Korean missiles strike water off Korean coast

Anna Sipek

March 9, 2016

Just hours after North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, announced the country was in possession of miniaturized nuclear warheads, North Korea sent two-short range ballistic missiles into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula. South Korean Ministry of Defense reported the missiles flying from the Hwanghae Province, just south of the North Korean capital. The missiles traveled...

Is Gitmo a goner?

Anna Sipek

February 25, 2016

President Obama sent out a plan to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in order to persuade lawmakers to rewrite legislation, allowing him to do so. The strategy, made public this Tuesday, provided three methodologies for the secure removal of the 91 current prisoners: First, the 35 who were found "eligible for transfer" will be sent back to their home countries,...

One dead man, two riled parties

Anna Sipek

February 17, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep on February 13, leaving both democrats and republicans scrambling for the vacant seat.  Currently, there is a governmental standstill, with a republican majority in Senate, a Democrat as president, and a 4-4 balance in the judicial branch. As President, Mr. Obama has the right to nominate the next supreme court justice; ho...

Zika virus threatens the future of humanity

Sean Glatch

January 27, 2016

Although the words "Zika" and "Zika virus" have been plastered over the news lately, a lot of people are unaware of the epidemic. Here's a brief overview of the disease. The Zika virus is a fairly mild disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. 80% of those infected never experience any symptoms, so tracking Zika is difficult. Yet, in 2015, the virus spread to South America,...

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