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News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 16, 2017

Montenegro Montenegro’s accession to NATO may soon become a reality. On April 11, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a ratification protocol for the Baltic state’s entrance into the organization. Montenegro began the process to join the military alliance soon after declaring independence from Serbia in 2...

South African students protest rising tuition, inequality

South African students protest rising tuition, inequality

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

On Oct. 23, the largest student protest since 1974 occurred in South Africa. In the nation’s capital, Pretoria, thousands of college students objected to an 11.5 percent tuition hike proposed by universities to cover their operating expenses. For many, however, the rally was not simply about...

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa leave several dead

Zachary Lindsey, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

South Africa, often known as the Rainbow Nation because of the country’s multicultural diversity, is going through an outbreak of xenophobic killing. Currently, 300 suspects have been arrested for anti-immigrant violence, leaving six dead, according to Al Jazeera and other agencies. Thousands of...

News in Brief October 24, 2014

Justyn Melrose, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2014

Mursitpinar, Turkey After repeatedly refusing to allow Iraqi Kurdish forces to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey is now permitting the military to cross and combat ISIS in Kobani, Syria, according to The New York Times. Turkey approached the request with hesitation due to the ongoing war be...

News and Brief: World and Nation

Rishab Revankar, World and Nation Editor

March 8, 2014

Simferopol, Ukraine  According to CNN, Russian President Vladimir Putin is not committed to annexing Ukraine’s Crimea region amidst the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. However, Putin insists on Russia’s right to intervene militarily “as a last resort” and has mobilized sizable troop reinforcements. Meanwh...

History in the making: new discoveries that change everything

Josh Barker, Staff Writer

April 12, 2013

There is a lot left to learn about this world. Over the last year, there have been a number of highly important scientific and historic discoveries made. Among these discoveries is the world’s oldest sundial, a lost microcontinent off of the coast of Africa and stone spearheads dating back 250,000...

Rhino poaching crisis: today, tomorrow, how much longer?

Rishab Revankar, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

High above the vast grasslands of South Africa’s Kruger National Park, a helicopter armed with tranquilizer guns zeroes in on its prey: a black rhinoceros bull. With its target locked, the helicopter crew fires an array of tranquilizer darts. Bull’s-eye. Upon landing, the crew members set...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

March 8, 2013

OHIO, USA Throughout February, Oberlin College discovered racial slurs displayed across campus, such as “n----- oven” graffiti in an elevator and “whites only” written above a water fountain. On March 4, there were sightings of a man dressed in a hooded white cloak, similar to those worn by KKK...

Paralympian Pistorius kills girlfriend in South Africa

Rishab Revankar, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

Pretoria, South Africa. Feb. 14, 3:20 a.m.: legendary Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot and killed celebrity-model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The prosecution alleges it was murder in cold blood, but Pistorius and his defense attorneys claim it was a tragic accident. “We are still trying to come...