News in Brief

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor
September 19, 2014

Kiev, Ukraine: The Ukrainian parliament has finally agreed to integrate with the EU, according to the Guardian. The refusal of former president Yanukovych to sign this bill sparked the Euromaiden protests last year, which resulted in Yanukovych’s effective resignation. The parliament also approved... Read more »

Fast-food workers all over the country strike for better treatment & wages

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Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014

All month long, fast-food workers from across the United States have been protesting for $15 hourly wages and union rights. “Whatever It Takes” is the motto of the movement. On Sept. 4, the protesters proved those words are a battle cry as they walked out of their jobs and took to the streets, chanting... Read more »

Russian-Ukraine conflict exacerbated by cease-fire violation

Reese Setzer, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014

Less than 48 hours after a cease-fire was declared between the Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels, loud booms were heard in the port city of Mariupol as well as in Donetsk. The cease-fire was agreed upon at talks between representatives of Ukraine, the rebels, Russia and the Organization for Security... Read more »

Blue whale population on the rise, yet facing continued endangerment

Juliet Magoon, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014

According to the research of Cole Monnohan and Trevor Branch, scientists at the University of Washington’s Branch Lab, California blue whales are at 97 percent of previous historic levels. Their research reveals a rebound for the California blue whale population, while other groups of blue whales are... Read more »

Injustice in Rotterham

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014

Threatened and terrorized. Helpless and hurting. Angry and alone. For the past 16 years in Rotherham, England, a Pakistani gang has sexually assaulted over 1,400 young girls. One of the survivors is 25-year-old Lucy, who finally confessed to her parents at the age of 14 that she had been sexually abused... Read more »

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