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Latest mass shooting sparks discussion on prevention

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012

In the wake of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting and a shooting at a Milwaukee Sikh Temple, another gunman has damaged and taken the lives of several people. This time, the backdrop was a hair and nail salon in Wisconsin, and the shooter a former Marine, doggedly pursuing his estranged wife after...

Third-party candidates

Jordan Smith, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012

As the battle between Democrats and Republicans rages and the 2012 election approaches, often overlooked are the other presidential candidates running: the third-party candidates. In addition to President Obama and Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, Stewart Alexander and Stephen Rollins are also in the running. Johnson...

It takes two to merge but all to agree

L.A. Logan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

$45 billion. Deal or no deal? A possible merger between British BAE Systems and European Aeronautic Defense and Space collapsed due to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to sign off on the deal, as well as a concern for the confidentiality of U.S. Department of Defense contracts with BAE...

Transportation Security Administration agents violate passengers’ trust, steal money and property

Clarence Turpin, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

Former Transportation Security Administration agent Pythias Brown was recently sentenced to three years in prison for stealing approximately $800,000 in property from passengers passing through airport security. This was such common practice for Brown that it nearly became routine. The TSA is an agency...

Venezuela re-elects President Chavez for fourth term, predictions are made for the future of the country

Taylor Hallett, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

Presidential elections in Venezuela differ from those in the U.S. in that they are more than a tame contest for votes and leadership. Instead, they are a brawl between conflicting ideologies and radically different views for the future. The presidential election in Venezuela took place on Oct. 7,...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

October 26, 2012

Ireland Ireland recently purchased the Vermont Hard Cider Company, producer of the largest cider brand in the U.S. The acquisition cost the Irish €235 million (or $304,865,500) and immediately increased the worth of the Cider Company’s shares post-sale. Moscow, Russia National anti-terrori...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

October 5, 2012

Portugal Facing a recession that has not been this severe since the 1970s, Portugal is instituting a significant tax increase in an attempt to decrease the country’s debt. One of the new stipulations will be the income tax raising from 9.8 percent to 11.8 percent. Various concerns are stewing. ...

Hillary Clinton may run for office in 2016

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer

October 5, 2012

In the heat of this election season, speculation is raging about whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for the office of president of the United States again in 2016. Some members of the campus community weighed in on the idea. “I think Hillary Clinton will run for President,” said...

Cartoon incites rage, controversy across the world

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

October 5, 2012

For many, religion is a sensitive topic. But does a cartoon depicting a sacred figure in a comical light justify inciting violence? Across the globe, heated reactions have erupted in response to a religiously-motivated cartoon. France was the first affected; they deployed riot police to protect...