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Russia’s gay propaganda ban raises questions about Olympics

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer

September 6, 2013

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are still some months away, but they are already causing international outrage. The Games themselves aren’t the source of the problem. Russia is. Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin implemented legislation that banned all “propaganda of nontraditional...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

March 1, 2013

SPAIN As part of Coca-Cola’s “Share Happiness” advertising campaign, the company installed ATMs that dispense free money throughout Spain. Recognizing the country is amidst a recession, Coca-Cola has attached only one stipulation to the instant funds: they must be shared.  The machine offers...

Outside the lines: a reflection on Bayard Rustin’s life and work

Kevin Engle, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, A. Philip Randolph, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington. Every year, we celebrate these civil rights leaders who were courageous enough to look oppression in the face and fight for justice. We often forget one man whose vision helped shape the civil rights ...

Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address, Interpreted

Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address, Interpreted

Anney Bolgiano, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

To what extent do words matter? This was a question many Americans asked after President Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered on January 20. The speech celebrated the U.S. and its history, mentioning current concerns and continuing social justice movements — even those considered as...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

February 8, 2013

  London, UK The skeleton of King Richard III was discovered beneath a parking lot in Leicester. Scientists found 10 injuries on the body, including fatal wounds from a battle in 1485. The skeleton is being used to reconstruct images of the King’s face and body. Moscow, Russia The French P...

Germany passes landmark bill for gay rights

Daniel Gaskin, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

A new dawn for Germany has come in the form of a revolutionary tax exemption that gives homosexual couples the same tax rates as heterosexuals. The bill was created on Aug. 8 and has granted more rights for gay couples in Germany. The new provisions include that legal unions, or what Germany refers...