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E-boys and furries: a beginner’s guide to TikTok

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

In 2016, the video-sharing app TikTok was founded by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company. The format is relatively simple; users make videos (up to 15 seconds long), featuring music and audio clips in the background. It has its unique facets, such as the “duet” feature, which allows users to ...

Tensions escalate between Iran and US

A group of Iranian protestors burned the American flag in 2017 as part of a demonstration marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the American Embassy.

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

April 7, 2020

In the past few weeks, tensions have escalated significantly between Iran and the United States, beginning with the attack of an American embassy on Dec. 31.  However, souring relations between the U.S. and Iran can be traced back to 1953, when the CIA orchestrated a coup of Prime Minister Moham...

Anti-government protests continue in Thailand

Ami Matsumoto, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The political situation in Thailand has been unstable since the military coup in 2014. On Jan. 12, a large rally against present administrative power occurred at the State Railway Public Park in Bangkok. Colloquially termed as the “run against dictatorship,” over 10,000 people attended the event....

Study Abroad Photo of the Week

Study Abroad Photo of the Week

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

April 7, 2020

Munich, Germany During the twelve-week session last semester, junior Kenzie Steele visited a Christmas market in Marienplatz, Munich. “I loved the atmosphere of the Christmas markets, even though they were extremely crowded,” Steele said. “I would constantly find myself buying things that I defi...

News in Brief

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

April 7, 2020

United Kingdom Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently announced their intentions to step down from their royal duties and settle in North America. This rupture in the royal family is one of the most dramatic events since King Edward VIII’s decision to abdicate the throne in 1936 (The New York ...

London terror attack still under investigation

An image of Fishmonger’s Hall, where the attack began.

Finn Conte, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

On Nov. 29, 28-year-old British native Usman Khan threatened to detonate a fake suicide vest in Fishmongers’ Hall in London before stabbing five people. Two of them were killed and Khan was shot dead by police. According to The Telegraph, Khan acted like he would set off the vest and proceeded to at...

Measles outbreak continues in Samoa

Paige Abbott and Annie Vo, Staff Writers

December 20, 2019

The fight against vaccines has been slowly tapping away at American social politics for years now. However, the threat of unvaccinated diseases became apparent on a large scale as Samoa began suffering a severe measles outbreak in early October. According to ABC News, a mistake in the administra...

Mexican shootout occurs near Texas border

Nia Gill, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 30, 14 members of a presumed cartel assault force were killed by Mexican security forces in Villa Union, a town about 35 miles southwest of the border city of Eagle Pass, Texas. The following day, seven more gang members were killed, causing the death toll to rise to 21. The Coahuila ...