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NC voters want Trump, Clinton

Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writer
March 25
Filed under World & Nation

For the 2016 North Carolina primaries 2,302,076 out of 6,511,143 possible ballots were cast. On March 15, voters selected candidates for local, state and federal offices. With all 2,709 precincts reporting, Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary with 40.24 percent of votes and Hillary...

Tension between Taiwan and China rises

Tension between Taiwan and China rises

Chris Collins & Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writers
March 25
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

The bald eagle looks on as the wary moon bear sits down for a cup of tea with the looming giant panda. This scene is both strange and complicated, much like the relationship between the states represented by their national animals. The past years of interaction between the People’s Republic of China...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
March 25
Filed under World & Nation

Belgium On March 22, two explosions rocked the main terminal of the Brussels Airport in Zaventem. A third blast occurred at the Maelbeek metro station near the center of the Belgian capital. According to the BBC, over 30 people were killed and 260 were wounded. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility...

District divisions affect election

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer
March 25
Filed under World & Nation

In February, a court ruling threw out two racially gerrymandered North Carolina districts. Since then, Republican legislators have made these dragon-shaped and triangle-shaped areas into solid political boundaries similar to state lines in the western United States. In doing so, however, they also...

Voters feel unheard after recent election in Uganda

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer
March 4
Filed under World & Nation

A democratic system’s intent is to put a person in power based on the votes of a populace. In theory, it allows everyone’s voice to be heard. But a democracy only works when the establishment plays by the rules, which is why in Uganda, citizens are feeling as if their collective voice is falling...

Community reflects on death of Southern author Harper Lee

Community reflects on death of Southern author Harper Lee

Mae Wood, Staff Writer
March 4
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience,” Harper Lee wrote in her award winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Feb. 19 will forever mark the day when readers and writers alike mourned the loss of esteemed author Nelle Harper Lee. Lee passed away in...

Oregon calls for a rise in the minimum wage

Carson Risser, Staff Writer
March 4
Filed under World & Nation

What if the minimum wage in North Carolina increased more than 70 percent? Instead of $7.25 an hour, you could make $12.50 an hour. That is the difference between the federal minimum wage, which North Carolina adheres to, and the new minimum wage Oregon plans to implement by 2022. Oregon has proposed...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
March 4
Filed under World & Nation

Iraq The Iraqi government and the U.S. State Department have deemed the country’s largest dam at risk of collapsing. The Mosul Dam, located on the Tigris River, was constructed in the 1980s under President Saddam Hussein. Since the beginning of the Iraq War, geologists and engineers have expressed...

U.K. to vote on EU status

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer
March 4
Filed under World & Nation

The United Kingdom could be ready for a “Brexit” this June. A referendum to vote on whether or not the state leaves the European Union will take place in the U.K. and Gibraltar on June 23. Today, U.K. citizens are prepared to leave the EU because they believe it is holding their country back....