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International correspondent opens up on time with NPR

International correspondent opens up on time with NPR

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

March 16, 2018

“I’ll go.” It was this two-word message that NPR international correspondent Carrie Kahn sent to her editors in Miami before boarding a red-eye flight to Haiti. Kahn was the first NPR reporter to arrive in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake struck. “It was tough,” said Kahn. “I had...

President Barack Obama speaks at UNC Chapel Hill

President Barack Obama speaks at UNC Chapel Hill

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor

November 2, 2016

The sky was Tar Heel blue all day Wednesday, Nov. 2, to receive the President of the United States at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Barack Obama came once again to North Carolina before Election Day to help promote Hillary Clinton and to remind the public that people can...

Clinton, Obama campaign in Winston-Salem

Clinton, Obama campaign in Winston-Salem

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

October 27, 2016

In 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina by 0.32 percent of the vote. In 2016, North Carolina may come just as close in picking their presidential nominee. This is what Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and first lady of the United States Michelle Obama emphasized when they came to...

Drug issues in Philippines punishable by death

Abe Kenmore, Social Justice and Diversity Coordinator

September 15, 2016

While the U.S. tentatively debates lessening the penalties on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has been making headlines since the spring when he was elected on a plat- form of stopping drug trafficking through any means necessary. Now, a little over two months into his presidency,...

Obama calls for decriminalization of drug use

Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

The final four days of March marked the 5th annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. U.S. President Barack Obama was one of many presenters covering topics of narcotic abuse, recovery and prohibition. During his panel, he argued that drug abuse was not a criminal issue and should not be t...

Republicans fight to block next Supreme Court nominee

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor

February 26, 2016

Almost immediately after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Feb. 13, Republicans vowed to block U.S. President Barack Obama’s nomination for a replacement. “He was the most conservative member of the Supreme Court,” said senior political science major Samantha Evans. “So replacing...

Can the US trust Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

Narendra Modi. You may know him as the new prime minister of India. But to many, he is the former Gujarat state chief minister who idly stood by as hundreds of mostly Muslim people were murdered in the Gujarat riots of 2002. Much suspicion surrounds the Indian nationalist’s handling of the situation....

Obama’s plan to deal with ISIL sounds nice in theory

Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama gave a speech on his plans to eradicate the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president’s plan is a nice idea. For many Americans, it was probably comforting to hear the head of the country promise to keep American ground troops out...

Elections in Afghanistan cause for cautious optimism

Elections in Afghanistan cause for cautious optimism

Ian Penny, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

Fifty-eight. That is roughly the percentage of eligible voters who showed up to the polls across the nation of Afghanistan on April 5. “Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations nationwide, the same percentage of Afghans turned out to vote  as did Americans in the 2012 U.S. presidential...