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White House produces a hit beverage: beer

White House produces a hit beverage: beer

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

In the tense political climate of this campaign season, it's nice to be able to take a step back from the chaos and sip down a cold beer. Surprisingly, nobody sees this more clearly than President Barack Obama. That is why he has overseen production of the White House Honey Ale, which is thought to...

Kenyan disabled man raises money, awareness

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Most people equate being strong with being able-bodied. But every day, men and women with physical disabilities are testing the limits of the human body, sometimes to raise awareness for causes that affect millions. One man following this path is 43-year-old, Kenya-native Zackary Kimotho, who recently...

Britain finally compensates Afghan family for unprovoked stabbing

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

The British Ministry of Defense is compensating an Afghan family over two years after a hungover English grenadier stabbed one of their sons. The soldier, Daniel Crook, was on a routine patrol after a long night of drinking. He was stripped of his rifle and armed with only two grenades and a bayonet....

No person unsusceptible to STDs

Clarence Turpin, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Adult cinema has always taken pride in ensuring the safety of its participants.  What is society to think to think when those who are paid to have safe sexual intercourse cannot? Recently there has been an outbreak of syphilis in the adult film industry, causing two adult films to cease shooting. ...

Breivik sentenced in Norway

Taylor Hallett, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

The verdict of the case of Anders Behring Breivik for his murder of 77 civilians in Norway last year was delivered on Aug. 25. One would imagine a silent courtroom as Breivik received his sentence of 21 years in prison. However, one day during the year-long sentencing process of this case, an unusual...

Who runs the world? Women, 100 very powerful women

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Take a look at the CEO of Pepsi, Senior Vice President of Google, President of Harvard University, and owner of Prada. What do they all have in common? These successful individuals are women. Recently, they became part of a selective group that was ranked and dubbed by Forbes as “The 100 Women...

Cornered by US, Somalia ends genital mutilation

McCaffrey Blauner, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Imagine growing up as a young girl in a radically different world than our own. Imagine that at age 10 or younger, your female relatives hold you down as they mutilate you. Your screams are ignored as your own mother or grandmother cut off your genitalia with a razor. They then stitch together the vaginal...

West Nile virus infects Texas, nearly 800 cases

Allison DeBusk, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

This summer, residents of Dallas and the surrounding area have been concerned about the rise in West Nile virus. Additionally, they are concerned about the pesticide being sprayed to prevent the virus. The Texas Department of State Health reports 783 human cases of West Nile virus as of Aug. 27....

Teen denied chemotherapy due to Dominican abortion laws, dies

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

To save a girl’s life or to save her fetus, that is the question. After a grueling fight with Dominican Republic’s strict abortion laws, a pregnant teenager died last week, inciting public outrage and an international debate. The 16-year-old, nicknamed “Esperanza” — which translates to...