Model UN team takes Hood College conference by storm

Nikita Kleyner, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018

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On January 6, over 300 students came together at Hood College for the annual Hood Model UN conference. At this, conference students served as ambassadors for the countries they represented and argued on previously decided topics....

Alabama special election marks end of 30-year Republican control

Ryan Chernosky, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

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The special Alabama Senate election of November 2017 marked the end of 30 years of Republican control over the state. The democratic candidate, Doug Jones, beat Republican candidate Roy Moore in a 50% - 48.3% race. The purpose...

Slave trade denied by Libyan officials among families’ cries for help

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018

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“Big, strong boys for farm work,” says an unknown auctioneer in Libya. For 1,200 Libyan dinars (equivalent to $884) a set of young men were sold into slavery. Recorded on a cell phone in Oct. 2017, a team from CNN revealed...

Congress gets closer to passing new tax bill

Ryan Chernosky, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018

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After much deliberation and compromise, Congress has developed a final tax bill. A conference committee was created to address the differences between the House and Senate bills that both passed their respective branches, but...

US federal government aims to avoid shutdown

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018

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An impending government shutdown over the holidays has forced the US government into action. Next week, the House plans to vote on a plan devised by Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. The plan would place...

Trump announces Israel embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Joe Dwyer, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

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Over one week ago, President Trump announced that this plan to establish Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, along with a policy to move the United States’ embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as an action of literal recognition...

Trump’s travel ban ends

Joe Dwyer, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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On Sept. 24th, one of President Trump’s first executive orders, the travel ban, expired. The ban had prevented all nationals from Muslim-majority nations such as Mali, Syria, and Libya, as well as North Korea and Egypt, from ...

New US government report finds human activity is leading cause of global warming

Andrew Sojka, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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On Nov. 3rd, 2017, the United States government released its National Climate Assessment, the first within the Trump Administration. By law, the government is required to release this document every four years. Why are people stil...

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