Anti-Homosexuality Bill signed by president of Uganda

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014

On Oct. 13, 2009, David Bahati, a member of the Parliament of Uganda, introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. On Dec. 17, 2013, the bill was passed in Parliament. On Feb. 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law. Despite criticism from President Obama and former President Bill Clinton... Read more »

One Billion rising up against violence toward women

Kelli Uresti, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014

This Valentine’s Day, hundreds of thousands of people — men, women, boys and girls — performed a dance to speak out against violence toward women. Studies show that one in three women around the world will be beaten or raped at least once in her lifetime. “One Billion Rising is a campaign that... Read more »

Big business pollutes, surprising no one

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014

“We will do the right thing for the river and surrounding communities,” said President of Duke Energy’s North Carolina branch Paul Newton in a statement. Frankly, Duke’s apology is ridiculous. The energy giant spilled coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, their second chemical spill within weeks... Read more »

Moral Monday has protesters flooding streets of Raleigh

Jake Delahanty, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014

History was made on Feb. 8 when an estimated 80,000–100,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Raleigh. It was the Moral March on Raleigh. Jordan Green, editor of the Triad City Beat, was amazed by the size and diversity of protestors in the rally. “There were three or four city blocks just jammed... Read more »

CVS decides to discontinue sale of tobacco products

Robert Pacheco, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014

You know that ironic feeling you get when you walk into a pharmacy to buy cigarettes? It may soon be a thing of the past. On Feb. 5, CVS Caremark, the nation’s second largest pharmacy chain, announced plans to eliminate the sale of tobacco products in their stores. “The plan is to stop selling tobacco... Read more »

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