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Youth make strides for climate justice

Youth make strides for climate justice

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

October 12, 2019

From Sept. 20 to Sept. 27, students around the world walked out of schools in the middle of the day to protest the lack of governmental action on issues of climate change. This event was known as the Global Climate Strike, started by a 16-year-old girl from Sweden named Greta Thunberg. After convincing...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019

Afghanistan A misunderstanding led to a firefight between allied American and Afghan troops, ending with American forces destroying an Afghan base by air-strike on May 13. According to the New York Times, six out of the 17 soldiers at the base were killed, and nine others badly wounded. The base, known ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

December 7, 2018

France All across France, frustrations over high taxes erupted into massive protests in Paris over the first weekend of December. The “Yellow Vest” protestors, named for the yellow construction worker-style vests many of them wear, are protesting a French fuel tax which has placed a heavy burden o...

NFL needs reform to protect its players

NFL needs reform to protect its players

Elliott Rodden, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Ever since my dad taught me how to throw a football when I was seven years old, I have loved the sport of football. I spend most of my Sundays watching football and I believe it is a beautiful game when played well. Even so, I believe football in its current state is not sustainable long term. It is...

“Behind the Bylines” features Richard Tsong-Taatarii

“Behind the Bylines” features Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

February 23, 2018

From reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, photojournalist Richard Tsong-Taatarii has captured a multitude of moments, each photograph made with the goal of impact. “You want to make images with heart, where people feel or they can sort of get...

Protests in St. Louis spark debates about race

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

On Sept. 15, Judge Timothy J. Wilson of St. Louis ruled that former police officer Jason Stockley was not guilty of first degree murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. Local activists who had been carefully watching the proceedings quickly executed plans to protest. Over the past...

NC joins multistate lawsuit defending DACA

NC joins multistate lawsuit defending DACA

Fernando Jimenez, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017

Hundreds of protests across the nation. 20 state lawsuits. One rescinded program. President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, on Tuesday, Sept. 5 through a public statement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “The DACA progra...

Protests worldwide, nationally garner attention

Protests worldwide, nationally garner attention

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 17, 2017

Thousands huddle together under nighttime lights. Droves of creative signs and flags sprinkle a crowd. Authorities line up behind rows of riot shields and tear gas. Protests always create captivating images. The latest such examples feature the Romanian people taking to the streets en masse. The...

People protest against Dakota Access Pipeline

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

December 2, 2016

On Nov. 11, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Amy Gaskill announced that a decision on whether or not the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline that would run though native land, would be built is to be made within “the next few days,” according to Reuters. Construction on the pipeline,...