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News In Brief

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

December 20, 2019

Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco, a large oil-trading company centered in Saudi Arabia, announced on Dec. 4 that its final share price would be $8.53. According to CNN, the company has the largest IPO in the world, raising $25.6 billion and possessing subscriptions amounting to over $119 billion. Saudi Aramc...

Violence, protests continue in Hong Kong

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

December 20, 2019

Incited by an extradition bill in February, protests in Hong Kong have continued for months. Pro-democracy movements have gained international credence, with stories of police brutality surfacing each day. Although local elections took place in recent weeks, it is crucial to understand the background a...

Apple Card prompts gender bias inquiry

An image of David Hansson, a programmer, speaking at a tech conference in California.

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

December 20, 2019

Apple and its corporate partner Goldman Sachs have been implicated in a regulatory investigation of credit allotment practices following a controversial Twitter thread from an entrepreneur. Danish software developer David Hansson shared that his Apple Card credit limit was 20 times that of his wife Ja...

News In Brief

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

December 20, 2019

South Korea K-pop singers Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been sentenced to serve time in prison due to their involvement in the Burning Sun Scandal. The Korea Herald reported that Jung was sentenced to six years while Choi received a five-year jail time. Both are required to complete 80 ho...

Study Abroad Photo of The Week

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

December 20, 2019

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Bread vending machines appear in France

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

December 20, 2019

Ouest France, a local and national French newspaper, recently reported that there has been an “unprecedented level of bakery closures” in rural areas. While the number of bakeries in France overall is increasing within major cities like Paris and Marseilles, family-owned bakeries in villages are decre...

Illegal loggers kill Amazonian warrior

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

December 3, 2019

On Nov. 1, a 26-year-old native warrior was murdered by illegal loggers in the Araribóia Indigenous Land in the Amazon Rainforest, specifically at Bom Jesus das Selvas, Maranhão, between the Lagoa Comprida and Jenipapo villages in Brazil (APIB). The territory is home to the Guajajara tribe. Known...

Whistleblower agrees to answer questions

Public opinion on Trump has wavered in light of the impeachment proceedings. Trump was booed by fans at a World Series game, met with a mixed response at a martial arts fight, and was cheered for at the Alabama-Louisiana college football game that occurred on Nov. 9. The president and first lady garnered enthusiastic welcomes at the Bryant-Denny stadium.

Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

On July 25, 2019, President Trump had a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During their correspondence, Trump reportedly pressured Zelensky to give up information on political rivals for the United States to give aid and support in a quid pro quo exchange. Details on the conversation ...

Study Abroad Photo of the Week

Montgomery, Alabama
During the three-week semester, junior Ian Gordon completed the Social Justice in the Southern U.S. study away course. The course took students to various cities in the south to discuss pressing social justice issues and learn how local community-based groups address these issues. “I learned the importance of solidarity in organizing,” Gordon said. This installation is from the National 
Memorial for Peace and Justice, which commemorates victims of lynching and racial terrorism.

Lana Heltzel, Editor-In-Chief

December 3, 2019

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