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News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Malaysia Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian recently published a checklist on “how to spot a gay.” According to The Guardian, the action sparked widespread outrage across the country’s social media and other online media sources. LGBTQIA activists have highlighted the serious and potentially ...

Belize prohibits oil drilling in its oceans

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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In late December, Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced an indefinite prohibition of oil drilling in the Caribbean country’s oceans. Belize’s barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Reef, is a world heritage site and one of the largest reefs in the world. This 560-mile-long ocean ecosystem supports...

India proposes “Modicare” as healthcare plan

India proposes “Modicare” as healthcare plan

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

India recently announced an unprecedentedly large public healthcare scheme proposal. The proposed insurance plan would be the world’s grandest public healthcare system to date, announced to potentially cover the healthcare of over 100 million Indian families. According to BBC, each family would...

EU sets recycling goal for 2030

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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The European Union is prioritizing international sustainability by pledging to make all plastic packaging in Europe recyclable and reusable by 2030. Residents of Europe produce 25 million tons of plastic yearly, but less than 30 percent is recyclable. “If we don’t do anything about this, 50...

Etsuo’s Corner: Studying Abroad in China

Etsuo’s Corner: Studying Abroad in China

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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This week, I would like to share junior Chris Collins’ experience in China. Though Japan is very close to China, I have never been to China. So, by interviewing him, I learned interesting facts about the country such as some relating to the culture, people and food, and I got more interested in the...

The Nobel Prize for cryo-EM that helped battle the Zika Virus

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Most people have seen an image produced by cryo-electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, in their biology or chemistry class and didn’t even realize it. While the method only produces pictures of molecules, the process of developing this high-resolution, accurate depiction of a biomolecule took over 30 years...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Germany After months of stalemate across German national politics, Germany will soon have a functioning coalition government. According to BBC, representatives of Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, the CDU, and center-left Social Democrats, SPD, have reached a coalition deal...

Pipeline approved, Governor promises future of clean energy

Pipeline approved, Governor promises future of clean energy

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

February 9, 2018


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On Jan. 26, Governor Roy Cooper made an announcement that North Carolina is dedicated to renewable and clean energy, alongside the approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by the NC Department of Environmental Quality. “My goal for North Carolina is complete reliance on renewable energy, which builds...

Etsuo’s Corner: experiences studying in Japan

Etsuo’s Corner: experiences studying in Japan

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

This week, I would like to share the experience of senior Christopher Perez who studied abroad in Japan. Although he studied in the same university as me, International Christian University, we did not meet each other. As I interviewed him, I saw Japan from another perspective and found interesting facts....