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Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

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


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

“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


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

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


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

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


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

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...

Global income gap continues to grow

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

According to a 2017 Oxfam report, the eight richest people in the world own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. The report blamed aggressive wage restraint, tax dodging and the squeezing of producers by companies as the principal causes for the inequality. Many in the academic community...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

United Kingdom In a special cabinet meeting, British Prime Minister Theresa May told members of Parliament on Oct. 14 that Britain is significantly closer to going through with Brexit. Just ahead of the meeting, all 13 Scottish Tory MPs signed a letter stating that they would not support a Brexit...

Germany’s Merkel plans to steps down

Germany’s Merkel plans to steps down

Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel declared on Monday, Oct. 28, that she will be resigning after her term expires in 2021. “I have the feeling it is time to open a new chapter,” Merkel told reporters. Along with her resignation after 13 years of Chancellorship in 2021, Merkel announced that...

Sears files for bankruptcy

Janavi Mehta, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

In 1893, Sears opened its doors for the first time redefining the department store. On Monday, Oct. 15, the store that sells almost everything filed for bankruptcy. For several years now, Sears has been struggling, its stocks and profits spiraling downwards, but the low numbers from the store may reflect...