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Celebrities face prosecution following admissions scandal

Allyson Fuquay, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Another college admission scandal? What’s next for future generations of celebrity children? Many parents dream of their children getting accepted into college to pursue a higher education and to have the experiences of college life. Many students worldwide are accepted into college either academicall...

News in Brief

News in Brief

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Saudia Arabia The trial of a prominent Saudi women’s rights activist began on Wednesday, Mar. 20, according to her family. 29-year-old Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested a year ago while driving down a highway in the United Arab Emirates, where she had been living. She was then sent to Saudi Arabia ...

Author Al-Aswany claims unjust military prosecution

Author Al-Aswany claims unjust military prosecution

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

Alaa Al-Aswany, an Egyptian author and founding member of the political movment Kefaya, was sued by military prosecutors in Egypt in what he condemns as a “clear violation” of the country’s constitution. “The Yacoubian Building,” Al-Aswany’s 2002 novel, sold over a million copies in 35 dif...

Week-long power outage comes to an end

Week-long power outage comes to an end

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

After a week of complete darkness, the power outage that took electricity from most of Venezuela is finally over according to Jorge Rodriguez, the country’s information minister, on Wednesday. Self-declared interim president Juan Guaido is a major opposition leader to disputed Venezuelan Presiden...

Theories surface around Boeing crashes

Max Elkan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Boeing has had two 737 MAX aircrafts crash, killing over 300 people in the last two years. Research the company’s response to these crashes and whether the aircraft is causing these tragedies or another source. On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 departed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nai...

Thousands of migrants seek asylum in U.S.

Thousands of migrants seek asylum in U.S.

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

In February, there were more migrants who were apprehended or turned themselves in to authorities in order to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border than there have been in 12 years. A Department of Homeland Security official told CNN that there were 10,000 migrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexico...

Airlines Ban Boeing 737 Max 8 After Ethiopia Crash

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Nearly 160 people died after a fatal airplane crash near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Mar. 10. The aircraft, owned by Ethiopian Airlines, reported technical issues upon takeoff and crashed moments later. The plane was a recently released Boeing model, specifically, the 737 Max 8, which was used commercially...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Afghanistan A misunderstanding led to a firefight between allied American and Afghan troops, ending with American forces destroying an Afghan base by air-strike on May 13. According to the New York Times, six out of the 17 soldiers at the base were killed, and nine others badly wounded. The base, known ...

Facebook faces controversy following anti-vaccine content

Elliot Adamson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Pressure has accumulated onto the billion-dollar social media platform. Mark Zuckerberg’s company faces a crossroads as content that promotes refusing or reducing vaccinations is finding a louder voice in advertisements across Facebook. After other platforms including YouTube and Pinterest took steps...