UN passes deforestation agreement

Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer
October 31, 2014

In 16 years, most of our first-years will have been born in 2012, our seniors will be the class of 2030 and the United Nations agreement to end deforestation will finally take effect. At the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 22, 130 entities, including many governments and multinational companies, agreed... Read more »

Expenses, violence and abuse rise on Rikers Island

Rikers Island - General Views

Emma Rumpl, Staff Writer
October 31, 2014

Rikers Island prison, New York City. Despite boasting a smaller inmate and guard population than in 2007, the frequency of prison violence and the costs spent on the prison have gone up. According to a recent New York Times article, the number of assaults on prison staff by inmates increased by 124 percent... Read more »

Mayor Abarca flees town after massacre of students

Amol, Garg
October 31, 2014

Six people killed.  Forty-three people missing. Twenty-five students wounded. Twenty-two police officers arrested. Mayor José Luis Abarca on the run. This was the outcome of the recent Mexican shooting near the town of Iguala on Sept. 26, 2014. As the students from Raúl Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa Normal... Read more »

Open Hillel conference inspires national change

Nicole Zelniker & Sara Minksy, Senior Writer & Photo Editor
October 24, 2014

Hundreds of students flocked to Harvard University for over 50 speakers, dozens of conversations and one life-changing weekend. Together, students from schools all over the country organized the first Open Hillel conference. “There are only three Open Hillels in the country,” said Brown graduate... Read more »

News in Brief October 24, 2014

Justyn Melrose, Editor in Chief
October 24, 2014

Mursitpinar, Turkey After repeatedly refusing to allow Iraqi Kurdish forces to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey is now permitting the military to cross and combat ISIS in Kobani, Syria, according to The New York Times. Turkey approached the request with hesitation due to the ongoing war between... Read more »

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