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U.S., Afghans, Taliban begin peace talks

Alex Lindberg

February 10, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

In the past decade, war and civil unrest in the Middle East have raged on. However, just this week, officials from the United States, Afghanistan and the Taliban began holding meetings in hopes of  putting an end to the violence in Afghanistan. These initial talks focused on building confidence and...

Brain irregularities found in young Internet addicts

Kate Gibson

February 3, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

How often have you logged into a computer to check Moodle and moments later found yourself on Facebook without remembering how you got there? In an age when virtually any information is only a click away, experts are beginning to explore reasons behind compulsive Internet usage. A recent study...

Homelessness brought onto the playing field in Indianapolis Super Bowl XLVI

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the infamous Indian Removal Act to obtain more Native American land for colonists. Thus, he decided to boot the natives out to Oklahoma, brushing away the problem — at least from his sight. Take a step into the future of Feb. 5, where many will head to Indianapolis...

International sanctions increase pressure on Syria

Keyla Beebe, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

In March 2011, the people of Syria began peacefully protesting President Bashar Al-Assad’s brutal and oppressive rule. Ten months, 5,000 dead civilians and over 14,000 detainees later, the people of Syria are still uprising against Assad’s regime. The protests were met with force by Assad and...

Taliban leader allegedly killed in U.S. drone attack

Aaron Hall, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Pakistani officials state that intercepted Taliban communications indicate that their leader may have been killed in a U.S. drone strike, on Jan. 12. Taliban officials have denied the claim. According to the New York Times, Pakistani intelligence officials are reporting that they  intercepted...

Mitt Romney pulls ahead in New Hampshire race

Zachary Thomas, Staff Writer

January 22, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Cruising to a sizable victory during the Jan. 10  New Hampshire primary two days after a victory in the Iowa caucus, Mitt Romney has all but solidified his position as the candidate to beat in the hunt for the Republican presidential nomination. “Thank you, New Hampshire, tonight we made history!”...

Death of Kim Jong Il raises concern over N. Korean successor

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

January 22, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Ear piercing cries, Kimjungilia flowers, and a teary, younger version of an infamous dictator — this was the scene that filled the chaotic city of Pyongyang on the day of Kim Jong Il’s funeral. On Dec. 17, 2011, the “Dear Leader” of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, died from a heart attack that ended...