Revelation that US found WMDs in Iraq sparks new controversy

Landon Fried, Staff Writer
October 31, 2014

In a bombshell report published in The New York Times, journalist C.J. Chivers revealed that the United States found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. After over a decade of political arguments concerning WMDs and the justification for the war, it looked as though Chivers found the answer. But instead... Read more »

UN passes deforestation agreement

Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer
October 31, 2014

In 16 years, most of our first-years will have been born in 2012, our seniors will be the class of 2030 and the United Nations agreement to end deforestation will finally take effect. At the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 22, 130 entities, including many governments and multinational companies, agreed... Read more »

Expenses, violence and abuse rise on Rikers Island

Emma Rumpl, Staff Writer
October 31, 2014

Rikers Island prison, New York City. Despite boasting a smaller inmate and guard population than in 2007, the frequency of prison violence and the costs spent on the prison have gone up. According to a recent New York Times article, the number of assaults on prison staff by inmates increased by 124 percent... Read more »

Mayor Abarca flees town after massacre of students

Amol, Garg
October 31, 2014

Six people killed.  Forty-three people missing. Twenty-five students wounded. Twenty-two police officers arrested. Mayor José Luis Abarca on the run. This was the outcome of the recent Mexican shooting near the town of Iguala on Sept. 26, 2014. As the students from Raúl Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa Normal... Read more »

Open Hillel conference inspires national change

Nicole Zelniker & Sara Minksy, Senior Writer & Photo Editor
October 24, 2014

Hundreds of students flocked to Harvard University for over 50 speakers, dozens of conversations and one life-changing weekend. Together, students from schools all over the country organized the first Open Hillel conference. “There are only three Open Hillels in the country,” said Brown graduate... Read more »

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