Pentagon tries to cover up weapon discovery

By Alison Barnett Staff Writer The NYT has reported that US troops have discovered chemical weapons in Iraq left over from the pre-Gulf War era. 5,000 of these weapons were discovered between 2004-2011. Instead of finding the WMDs Saddam Hussein was supposedly hiding, the troops found, and were injured by, abandoned weapons from the Iran-Iraq…

Synod hints at new Catholic Church

By Alison Barnett Staff Writer Pope Francis has opened a synod dedicated to discussing issues important to modern Catholics, such as birth control or divorce. The 191 attendants were greeted by the Pope with a Sunday mass, where he said “Synods are not called to discuss nice and original subjects, nor they are a test…

Who will host the 2022 Olympics?

By Kate Joseph Staff Writer The 2022 Olympics still don’t have a home. Four cities, including Oslo, Stockholm, Lviv and Krakow, have withdrawn bids this year due to the enormous cost of hosting. The International Olympic Committee is currently faced with choosing between the two countries still in the running: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China,…