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 »

UK strips 42 of citizenship

James Sharpe, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014

Government takes action in attempts to address national security threats  Over the past decade, the United Kingdom has stripped 42 Britons of their citizenship. Twenty of the 42 citizenships have been revoked in the past year.The laws set in place in the U.K. state two grounds on which citizenship can... Read more »

Elections in Afghanistan cause for cautious optimism


Ian Penny, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014

Fifty-eight. That is roughly the percentage of eligible voters who showed up to the polls across the nation of Afghanistan on April 5. “Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations nationwide, the same percentage of Afghans turned out to vote  as did Americans in the 2012 U.S. presidential race,”... Read more »

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