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Heathrow expansion stalled on the tarmac for now

Heathrow expansion stalled on the tarmac for now

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

September 21, 2012

A proposed expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport has hit turbulence. The addition of a third runway was the main component of the original proposal. “The annual number of take-offs and landings (would) increase to 605,000 by 2020 and 720,000 by 2030 — up from 480,000 today,” said then...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

September 21, 2012

New York City, USA The one-year anniversary of the well-known Occupy Movement, which began as an attempt to gain support for the 99% of Americans who fall below the upper-middle-class line, is being celebrated with great enthusiasm. Protestors are taking to the streets once again and already clas...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

September 14, 2012

Siberia Well-preserved frozen woolly mammoth parts have been uncovered in Siberia and scientists are now considering a plan to begin cloning the ancient beast.   Chicago, U.S.A School teachers in Chicago have been standing outside the Board of Education building in protest for days. Bei...

Madagascar: cattle thieves and village vengeance

McCaffrey Blauner, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

How far would you go to protect the ones you love? How about to protect your cattle? More than 67 thieves now lie dead in the village of Fenoevo-Efita, Madagascar, buried in mass graves after farmers fought them off to keep their cattle. Like in a scene out of "The Magnificent Seven," locals decided...

1970s train converted into home for artists

1970s train converted into home for artists

Audrey Roth, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

The Africa Express is not just a 1970s British Rail diesel train. More interesting than the train itself is its passengers, since it has been converted into a home for a rotation of 80 Western and African musicians. The Africa Express went on tour in the U.K. last week, accommodating musicians on...

Sexual harassment in Egypt escalates

Jordan Smith, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

Although sexual harassment has always been present in Egypt, the issue has escalated in recent months. Reports of extreme verbal and physical abuse are finally sinking in and causing awareness to spread. Early this June, over 20 women's groups came together for a protesting demonstration. Men with...

White House produces a hit beverage: beer

White House produces a hit beverage: beer

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

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

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

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....