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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

February 1, 2019

Australia Australia in the midst of one of its hottest summers on record. The heatwave has led to wild horses dying, 50 wildfires burning on the island of Tasmania and even snakes seeking refuge in people’s toilets in order to remain cool. The city of Adelaide reached a record high temperature of 4...

News in Brief

News in Brief

January 25, 2019

Brazil Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took a stand for right wing populism at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland on Jan. 22. Bolsonaro said that Brazil would purge left wing ideology from its politics and ideology, saying that his government’s motto is “God above all things.” Bolsonaro...

PG&E files for bankruptcy after forest fires

PG&E files for bankruptcy after forest fires

Elliot Adamson, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

In the aftermath of a sequence of brutal years of wildfires for the state of California, the government has cast the blame on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E. After failing to address the numerous safety issues that have arisen, PG&E has filed for bankruptcy, deepening a financial struggle...

Zweigenhaft featured by AOC

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

January 25, 2019

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been making waves with her bold, unapologetic progressivism and charismatic demeanor. Some say her behavior is unbecoming of a congresswomen, but others see her enthusiasm as just the type of energy that Washington desperately needs. One of the ways she i...

U.S. reaches historical government shutdown

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019

It has been over 25 days since the United States governmental shutdown. The shutdown is centered around President Donald Trump’s demand for over $5 billion to be allocated to fund the border wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, a centerpiece of Trump’s presidential campaign. On Saturday, Jan. 12,...

‘America First’ ideologies hurt allies

Sasha Jackson and Lana Heltzel

January 18, 2019

President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “America First” describes his policy of placing America’s national interests ahead of the those of the international community.  The article called “What Syria Teaches Us About ‘America First’?” by Jonathan S. Tobin addresses the phrase “America...

“Slave Law” Sparks Outrage in Europe

Zachary Bradley, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

Hungarian law incites protests in the capital city of Budapest: As 2018 came to an end, the Hungarian Congress, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s rightwing Fidesz party, passed a new labor law that has upset many of Hungary’s citizens. According to the New York Times, “5,000 demonstrators...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

January 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia According to documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia plans to limit its oil output by more than it originally committed in a six-month OPEC pact. The move is designed to raise oil prices to maintain state revenues, which are highly dependent on oil for Saudi Arabia...

Poroshenko condemns Russia

Poroshenko condemns Russia

Max Elkan, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, said on Dec. 3 he would propose that Parliament declare martial law in the country after the Russian military attacked and seized three Ukrainian navy ships in the Black Sea. The Ukraine government has since imposed martial law on 10 of its 25 provinces in response...