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Impeachment process stands strong in Brazil

Impeachment process stands strong in Brazil

Beatriz Caldas, Diversity & Social Justice Coordinator
April 29
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

On a typical Sunday afternoon, Brazilians from all over get together with family and close friends to watch the good old-fashioned sport of soccer for hours in front of the television. This past Sunday, soccer was the last thing on Brazilians’ minds. April 17 marked the day the lower house of the...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 29
Filed under World & Nation

Germany President Barack Obama met with European leaders to discuss policy issues in Hannover, Germany. The visit did not go without controversy. Many activists protested the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The TTIP is a proposed trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union....

Young leader hopes to change Hong Kong

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer
April 22
Filed under World & Nation

Joshua Wong is a 19-year-old college student. He attends the Open University of Hong Kong and believes in liberal ideas like universal suffrage. Unlike other students, however, he is the de facto leader of the pro-democracy movement in the city. In the past five years, Wong founded the stud...

A conversation about global violence

A conversation about global violence

Mara Stern, Staff Writer
April 22
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

“At least 1,634 people were executed during 2015, 573 more than recorded in 2014,” said Amnesty International in a recent report about the death penalty worldwide.These statistics constitute the highest number of executions since 1989. Yves Dusenge, a Rwandan junior and QLSP scholar, shared his...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 22
Filed under World & Nation

United Kingdom An online poll by the National Environment Research Council in the United Kingdom to name a high-tech polar research ship ended. While users chose the name “Boaty McBoatface,” the name may not be used at all. Minister of Universities and Science Jo Johnson indicated to Newsweek...

GSO sister cities share culture

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor
April 22
Filed under World & Nation

In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower created the idea of sister cities to promote international cooperation. “The idea of sister cities was founded after the Second World War to kind of promote this cultural and economic exchange of cultures between these very different locations,” said Assistant...

Panama papers could have major repercussions

Panama papers could have major repercussions

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer
April 15
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

Panama is the new Switzerland if the ongoing Panama Papers leaks are any indication. Made available to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung in chunks at the outset of 2015, the Panama Papers are a collection of 11.5 million leaked documents. Approximately 2.6 terabytes in size, these transcripts contai...

Obama calls for decriminalization of drug use

Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writer
April 15
Filed under World & Nation

The final four days of March marked the 5th annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. U.S. President Barack Obama was one of many presenters covering topics of narcotic abuse, recovery and prohibition. During his panel, he argued that drug abuse was not a criminal issue and should not be t...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 15
Filed under World & Nation

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children with severe epilepsy will be the first to legally use the drug in 2017....