Wildfire in Valparaíso, Chile devastates homes, kills 16

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

Tens of thousands looked on as their homes burned to the ground in Valparaíso, Chile on April 13. While Valparaíso’s residents evacuated the city, the wildfire continued to burn, killing 16 and injuring hundreds. “I had to flee when I saw the fire was coming down the hill,” said Valparaíso citizen... Read more »

Students giving to Sikkim

Nellie Vinograd, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

Sikkim, a landlocked state in northern India, is a hotspot for a variety of reasons. Bordered on three sides by China, Bhutan and Nepal, it is a melting pot of cultures and languages and one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. However, this hotspot is also in a precarious situation. Outside... Read more »

USAS hosts community forum on working conditions

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

“My name is Aklima. I’m 20 years old. I’ve been working in the garment industry since I was 14.” On April 17, at the Genesis Baptist Church in Greensboro, Aklima Khanam, survivor of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, headlined the community forum on worker safety in Bangladesh. Also present was... Read more »

Rise in autism rates leads to ASD support

Connor Wilson, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014

Autism rates in the U.S. are on the rise. Fifteen years ago, the national rate was 1 out of every 10,000 children. In 2012, Autism Spectrum Disorder affected 1 out of every 88 children. On March 28, the Center for Disease Control released a report stating that the prevalence of autism had increased to... Read more »

World Cup to highlight both athletes and inequity

Tray Lynch, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. “The World Cup is what each player on a team has dreamed of their entire life,” said Jeffrey Bateson, head men’s soccer coach at Guilford College. “It can be a country’s only public or world exposure, so Brazil’s patriotism... Read more »

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