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Colombian capital elects first gay female mayor

Colombian capital elects first gay female mayor

Paige Abbott, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Claudia López has just been elected as the first female mayor of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Now holding what is considered to be one of the most powerful positions in Colombian government, second only to the president, López is breaking barriers in an increasingly accepting Colombian society. ...

ISIS leader killed in Special Forces raid

ISIS leader killed in Special Forces raid

Nathan Johnson and Jake Vickers

November 18, 2019

For years ISIS has ravaged the Middle East, killing thousands while also destroying countless homes and priceless artifacts. But, on the night of Oct. 26, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid carried out by U.S. Special Forces. Soon after, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was named the new l...

Study Abroad Photo of the Week

Lana Heltzel, Editor-In-Chief

November 18, 2019

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Air Force lands mysterious plane

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

November 18, 2019

The United States Air Force’s mysterious unmanned flight successfully landed on Oct. 27 after a record-breaking 780 days in orbit. The flight was the fifth mission as part of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle experimental program, which aims to develop an efficient platform for space testing. Officials are laudin...

News in Brief

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

November 18, 2019

India Flights to and from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi were diverted on Nov. 3 as visibility became too poor due to extreme pollution. Air quality indexes reached “hazardous” levels. Additionally, Greenpeace and AirVisual ranked New Delhi as the most polluted city in the world...

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy with plans to close many stores

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Imagine you’re in high school. You have little money, but big aspirations of winning the “most fashionable” yearbook superlative. So you go to your local mall, pass by the decrepit kiddies ride and Auntie Anne’s and make your way through the glossy doors of Forever 21. Get your crushed velvet sli...

‘Storm Area 51’ event fuels intergalactic theories

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

On June 27, video game streamer Matty Roberts created an event on Facebook titled, “Storm Area 51.” Boasting the tagline “they can’t stop all of us,” (to which the cynical would reply, “they absolutely can”) Roberts’ event humorously suggested that swarms of people raid the highly class...

Horrors of death row in the United States

Emma English, Guest Writer

November 4, 2019

Ruben Cantu. Troy Davis. Leo Jones. These are the names of just a few of the innocent people that have been wrongly murdered through the death sentence. Their societal classifications, such as race and socioeconomic status, made them easy targets for corrupt police forces to unfairly convict and execute...

Typhoon Hagibis renders many homeless

Navya Belavadi, News Editor and Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Typhoon Hagibis swiftly slammed into Japan a few weeks ago, killing over 88 people and injuring hundreds more. As the water continues to rise and flood up to the roofs of houses, the death toll could rise as well. “My reaction from seeing pictures of destruction is wonderment in how the economy...