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The origin of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019


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The Jubilee YouTube channel, which makes videos showcasing people from both sides of a conflict and bringing them together to have conversations, posted a video of Israelis and Palestinians. The moderator asked the question “Should Israel and Palestine be one state?” One Israeli said “I believe it s...

Tension between Uighurs and China

Nolan Ross, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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Since around the summer of 2017, reports have surfaced of large fortified buildings popping up throughout China’s Xinjiang Uighur (pronounced like ‘we-gur’) Autonomous Region. These accounts have contained disturbing information indicating that the Chinese government is kidnapping and detaining Uighu...

Leaders of Israel, Iran both throw threats

Leaders of Israel, Iran both throw threats

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019


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As Iran celebrates its 40-year anniversary, tensions have escalated between Iran and Israel, with leaders trading threats of mutual discussion on Feb. 11. A commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s elite paramilitary, threatened to destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if the U...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019


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Nairobi After one hundred years of evading human sight, the majestic African black panther has been spotted in Laikipia County, Nairobi. Only about 11 percent of the leopard species is black, but black panthers in Africa are particularly rare. There was no documented sightings for over a century unti...

Bakery Faces Backlash for “Build That Wall” Valentine Cookies

Tyler Sehnal, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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A bakery in Edmonds, Washington is facing backlash after a customer posted a photo online of a cookie made by the bakery containing the phrase, “Build That Wall.” The bakery is well-known by the people of Edmonds for creating humorous and even risqué Valentine’s Day cookies in years past. However,...

U.S. open to intervention in Venezuela

U.S. open to intervention in Venezuela

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 8, 2019


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In a press conference meant to detail new sanctions against Venezuela on Jan. 30, Defense Secretary John Bolton held a notebook with what seems to either be a terrible blunder, or a deliberate threat, scribbled in black ink on the first page are the words “5,000 troops to Colombia.” Venezuela is ...

Saudi columnist exiled by Crown Prince

Saudi columnist exiled by Crown Prince

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019


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Last month, journalist and Saudi Arabian exile Reem Suleiman was jailed and tortured by Saudi officials after being told to stop writing by Saud al-Qahtani, the right-hand man to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, as reported by Al Jazeera Arabia. This came shortly after columnist Jamal Khas...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Uganda Uganda’s tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda is facing backlash after making comments suggesting that the country should showcase “curvy women” in order to attract more tourists. Kiwanda suggested the plan at a plus-size beauty pageant “Ms. Curvy Uganda” saying that the full-bodied mod...

Gang violence torments Puerto Rico

Mei Lander, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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Over the last month, a rise in gang violence in Puerto Rico has been creating fear and chaos. Day or night, people are fearful and uncertain of what to do about the number of homicides that have occurred. Even authorities are stumbling with what to do next. According to the Associated Press, in just...