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Mass grave found in Mexico

October 21, 2014

By Livia Durdia Staff Writer Recently, a mass grave believed to be contain the remains of missing students from the Ayotzinapa teacher-training college was found in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero. The people of Iguala are trapped a...

Women’s issues and the United Nations

October 21, 2014

By Amanda Bibbins Staff Writer This month, the United Nations is in session in New York City for its annual session. Lasting from September through December, this 69th session of the U.N. is the global forum for all 193 U.N. ...

Political unrest causes protests in China

October 8, 2014

By Amanda Bibbins Staff Writer On Sunday, Sept. 28, tens of thousands of students gathered in Hong Kong to protest the Chinese government’s decision to hand pick the chief executive candidates for the national election in 20...

Life in Palestine after the onslaught

October 8, 2014

By Livia Durdia Contributing Writer After Operation Protective Edge, many in Gaza and Israel are returning to their normal lives. Children and fishermen have returned to the beaches of the Eastern Mediterranean, where just fo...

British extremism and ISIS

October 8, 2014

By Alison Barnett Contributing Writer The recent release of several videos showing the execution of Western journalists and aid workers has brought attention to a growing problem in the fight against ISIS. ISIS (Islamic State of I...

Human Rights Violations in N. Korea

October 1, 2014

By Amanda Bibbins Staff Writer Last week, North Korea issued its own report on the status of human rights in its country, in response to a United Nations report critical of the country’s human rights abuses. North Korea’s ...

Another American war in Iraq?

October 1, 2014

By Catherine Record Contributing Writer With Isis on the rise, causing conflicts in Iraq to increase, one question lingers in the American psyche—Will there be another war in Iraq? Before that question can be appropriately a...

The Syrian refugee crisis

October 1, 2014

By Livia Durdia Contributing Writer Nine million people have been forced to leave their homes due to Syria’s ongoing civil war. Three million have escaped abroad. Another six and a half million are internally displaced within...

Anti­war protests cause unrest in Russia

October 1, 2014

By Amanda Bibbins Staff Writer Russia-- On September 20th and 21st, anti-war protests took place in Moscow and St.Petersburg as a response to Russia’s prolonged involvement in Ukraine. The marches come in direct response to...

Women new target of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

September 24, 2014

By Fernanda Tapia Staff Writer As the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to make international headlines, there is another issue that seems to fall by the wayside: the abduction of women by ISIS fighters. The...

Scottish independence, not today

September 24, 2014

By Amanda Bibbins Staff Writer Scotland --— Last week, on Sept. 18, Scotland held a referendum to see whether or not Scottish nationals wanted independence from Great Britain, and the votes came back with a resounding “no.” So...

PM condemns beheadings

September 24, 2014

By Lindsey Stokes Staff Writer The latest victim in a surge of beheadings videotaped by the Islamic group more commonly known as ISIS, has been identified by British Prime Minister David Cameron as Scottish-born aid worker David H...

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