Duke Energy’s grievous error contaminates Dan River

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Emerson Santiago, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014

The Dan River near Eden, N.C., has been transformed into a bubbling caldron of black muck. Unfortunately for North Carolinians, this is not a fairy tale; it is a dangerous by product of our nation’s dependence on coal. According to CBS News, on Monday, Feb. 3, Duke Energy released an initial statement... Read more »

News in brief: World and Nation

RISHAB REVANKAR graphic by Alicia hanchock
February 14, 2014

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.  “France is not only America’s oldest ally but one of our closest allies,” said President Barack Obama as he welcomed French President François Hollande to the White House. According to the BBC, Hollande announced on Feb. 11 that mutual trust had been restored despite... Read more »

NCSSM holds 23rd successful Powwow

Chase Clausen, Staff Writer
February 14, 2014

The drumbeat continued throughout the day along with a variety of traditional dancing and singing, ranging from competitive dances like the smoke dance to honor songs that are sung to pay tribute to a tribe member. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics held their 23rd... Read more »

Thousands harmed in major Bolivian floods

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer
February 14, 2014

The Bolivian government recently announced a state of national emergency after months of heavy rain caused severe flooding and landslides, devastating thousands of families. People, their homes, and chunks of land have been swept away by the increasing flash floods. And it’s not about to stop. “Several... Read more »

Minnesota bill, if passed, will promote gender equality

Sukyun Chung,, Staff Writer
February 14, 2014

In the U.S., for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 77 cents. Democrats in the Minnesota legislature, led by Speaker of the House Paul Thissen, seek to narrow this gender gap by introducing the Women’s Economic Security Act of 2014. “(The act) aims to break down barriers to economic progress... Read more »

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