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Greensboro protests for climate, environment

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Bluegrass from the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Old Time Ensemble welcomed a modest, but enthusiastic, crowd of protestors to Greensboro’s central park on Saturday, April 29, for the Greensboro People’s Rally for Climate, Jobs and Justice. “Most of our states, most of our cities,...

Piracy resurges off Somalian coast

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Piracy may have returned to the coast of Somalia. In a press conference at Camp Lemonnier, a U.S. naval base in Djibouti and the only U.S. military base in Africa, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Marine General Thomas Waldhauser announced that they were monitoring an increase in recent instances...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports rewriting the national constitution. His proposal would reorganize the existing legislative body and change the election system to “direct and secret vote” by this new body according to Al Jazeera. These changes were announced at a Caracas...

2017 French presidential election: voters choose between Macron, Le Pen in runoff

2017 French presidential election: voters choose between Macron, Le Pen in runoff

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Since the establishment of the French Fifth Republic, candidates from the center-left Socialist Party and center-right political parties that preceded The Republicans have won the nation’s top office. After the first round of the 2017 French presidential election, however, neither party is in a position...

Terror attack shakes Paris, France

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Almost a year after the Nice attack, France has again been the stage for conversations about terrorism. This time, an attack happened in Paris on the Champs-Élysées, the city’s most famous avenue located in the eighth arrondissement. On April 20, according to French police, a suspect, who arrived...

Trans ‘Survivor’ contestant outed on show

Trans ‘Survivor’ contestant outed on show

Sonia McLamb, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Since House Bill 2 was enacted last year, North Carolina has been in the news time and time again due to the issue of transphobia, as both a producer of bigotry and a site of resistance. On April 12, Greensboro native and reality game show contestant Jeff Varner outed fellow competitor Zeke Smith...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Brazil On April 25, indigenous people protesting in Brasília, Brazil, clashed with police officers. About 4,000 people attended the protest, which concerned legislation about indigenous land rights. Farmers and native groups have clashed in recent months. “We carried 200 coffins symbolizing the...

Turkish referendum offers power to the president

Turkish referendum offers power to the president

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief
April 28, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

While half the country is singing praises of the president, the other half is shouting for a revolution. On April 16, a national referendum passed, giving Turkish President Recep Erdogan more power than any president in Turkey’s history. “God willing, these results will be the beginning of...

Russia cracks down on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia cracks down on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

The Russian government has been cracking down on “extremism” lately. Earlier this month, Russia banned a pro-LGBTQIA poster that used a picture of President Vladimir Putin because of its extremist content. In March, Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny was jailed under the same anti-extremism law after...