Ukrainian president ousted; what’s next for the country?

Ian Penny, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014

The situation resembles a Hollywood movie. A ragtag group representing the people faces off against a tyrannical leader to secure its freedom through battling impossible odds and emerging victorious. However, few films deal with what happens after the revolution. Ukraine now faces such an odyssey. “Life... Read more »

Underground Ivory Trade in the U.S

James Sharpe
March 7, 2014

“Who the f— wants to shoot an elephant?” says actor Aaron Eckhart in the film “Meet Bill.” In 1979, an estimated 1.3 million elephants roamed the surface of the planet. 10 years later, the same could be said of only 600,000. Today, over four decades later, fewer than 500,000 Asian and African... Read more »

Venezuelan government cracks down on protests

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Maile Munro, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014

Protests across Venezuela turned violent last week, resulting in at least 13 protestors dead and hundreds more injured. Youth-led protests began peacefully in reaction to soaring crime rates and a debilitating inflation rate of 56 percent, currently the highest in the world. Essentials such as milk and... Read more »

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 »

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