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U.N. report outlines growth of ‘femicide’

DaeQuan Cancio-Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018

On Nov. 25, the U.N.’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a report noting that of the 87,000 recorded female homicide cases in 2017, 58 percent, or around 50,000, were committed by an intimate partner or family member of the victim. The study was released in conjunction with the International...

U.S. Incarceration Rate Second Highest in World

Madison Ward and Roman Raies

December 7, 2018

The U.S. has the one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. According to the 2015 World Prison Population List from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, the U.S. incarcerates 698 people per 100,000, a rate higher than every other country other than Seychelles. In 2015, the U.S....

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

December 7, 2018

France All across France, frustrations over high taxes erupted into massive protests in Paris over the first weekend of December. The “Yellow Vest” protestors, named for the yellow construction worker-style vests many of them wear, are protesting a French fuel tax which has placed a heavy burden o...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 30, 2018

Argentina Human Rights Watch asked Argentina on Nov. 26 to use the war crimes clause in its constitution to press charges against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who landed in Argentina for the G20 Summit on Nov. 28. An Argentine agreed to take the case, breaking the international norm of diplomat...

Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

November 30, 2018

The story told about Thanksgiving in most American schools is quite idyllic. Native Americans and Pilgrims gathered to celebrate overcoming their mutual hardships by partaking in a lively harvest festival feast together. Maybe you had to be in a play about it where you played an insensitive caricature...

Khashoggi killed by Saudi Crown Prince

Khashoggi killed by Saudi Crown Prince

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018

“We have nothing to hide.” This is what Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg News following last month’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Prince Mohammed, alongside his brother, who serves as the Saudi Ambassador to Washington, stood by their stance that it was a rogue...

Climate concerns raised in U.S. report

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 30, 2018

The Trump administration’s denial of climate change has not stopped government researchers from publishing their findings. The U.S. Global Change Research Program released its National Climate Assessment on Nov. 23. Containing contributions from over a dozen U.S. federal agencies and 300 authors, the...

Two dead after shooting at yoga studio

Lucas Collazo, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

On Friday, Nov. 2, Scott Paul Beirele walked into a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida and shot and killed two people. Beirele has a history of posting racist and sexist comments online and sympathized with Elliot Rogers, the gunman who killed six people and wounded 14 others near the University of...

Midterm results show big victories on both sides

Midterm results show big victories on both sides

Max Elkan and Kiran Soma

November 16, 2018

On Nov. 6, citizens around Guilford County voted in the local, state and national midterm elections in order to determine the people who will be representing their voices in politics. Nationally, Republicans won a 51-46 majority over the Democrats in the Senate, with two Independent senators. In the...