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African development, democracy on the rise

African development, democracy on the rise

Meghana Iragavarapu, Features Editor
April 2, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

“I can’t really sum up my ‘experiences with African nations and peoples’ with a single word or phrase, just as I couldn’t sum up my experiences with Americans in that way,” said Beth Whitaker, associate professor of political science and honors program director at the University of North...

Women’s strike success in GSO, nationally

Women’s strike success in GSO, nationally

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2017
Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

The streets of New York flood with women and femmes. Businesses shut down for the day. Schools closed in places like Maryland and North Carolina. It is March 8, International Women’s Day, and women are taking part in “A Day Without a Woman” strike. “I think it’s always an important day,...

After 3 years, Ukraine’s war still has impact

After 3 years, Ukraine’s war still has impact

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Over the span of a month in 2014, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Black Sea city of Sevastopol fell out of Ukrainian hands and into Russian ones. Since April of that year, the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine has been a warzone. In the oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk, Russian government...

Pop culture continues political trends

Pop culture continues political trends

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2017
Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

From the first Muslim man to receive an Oscar, to the first movie about a queer character winning best picture, the 89th Academy Awards was full of firsts. Nominations this year included “Moonlight,” about a gay black man, “Hidden Figures,” about three black women who worked for NASA, and...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

China Sex education textbooks published by Beijing Normal University have sparked a debate about what is and is not appropriate to teach primary school-age students. According to the South China Morning Post, the textbooks are geared to 6 to 12-year-olds and provide information about sexual anatomy,...

Human rights issues in Tanzania spark discussion on Africa coverage

Human rights issues in Tanzania spark discussion on Africa coverage

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief
March 5, 2017
Filed under World & Nation

In 2011, 1.6 million people in Tanzania were living with HIV or AIDS according to a report by the United Nations Program for HIV and AIDS. Six years later, the numbers are on the rise. At the same time, criminalization of civilians who have sex with people of the same sex is on the rise according...

Brexit still affects and threatens the future of the UK

Brexit still affects and threatens the future of the UK

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in 2016 shocked the world. “I was horrified,” said Caroline McAlister, visiting instructor of English, who led two January terms to England. “My daughter was over there when the vote actually took place. She walked out of her hotel and saw people...

Internet both Westernizing and opening new lines of communication

Internet both Westernizing and opening new lines of communication

Meghana Iragavarapu, Features Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Archives, In Print, World & Nation

“I spend about six hours on the internet per day,” said Early College student Justin Kerr. “I use the internet for almost everything: homework, enjoyment, pleasure, looking at stuff, gaming. I don’t remember a time when there wasn’t internet. I’m only 17.” The invention of the World...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under World & Nation

Ecuador On Feb. 19, Ecuador held its general elections. Though ballots are still being tallied, the left-wing PAIS Alliance has captured 38.8 percent of votes for the Ecuadorian National Assembly. In the presidential election, PAIS candidate Lenin Moreno, a former vice president who is paraplegic,...