Wednesday 17th September 2014,
The Transcript

All posts by emilyfeldmesser

The White House unveiled plans this week to take on ISIL in Iraq. Photo: Wikimedia

Global Grab: Obama’s ISIL strategy and Scotland’s independence vote

  The Issue: ISIL The situation in the Middle East has been worsening during this past week. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama made a speech to the nation, stating his intention to go after ISIL by building an [...]

September 16, 2014 News
The Ebola virus has killed about 2,100 people in West Africa. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Global Grab: Ebola goes rural and U.S. counters ISIL

The Issue: Ebola Ebola is one of the most fatal diseases known to humankind, and it is the cause of one of the deadliest outbreaks in history in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, Ebola has a death rate [...]

September 9, 2014 News
Photo: Getty Images via Al Jazeera

Global Grab: ISIL rises and Putin moves in

The Issue: ISIL This summer, a militant group in Iraq and Syria has been making major headlines. ISIS, or ISIL as world leaders call it, has made a name for itself. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is [...]

September 1, 2014 News
Image: Wikimedia Commons

Supreme Court takes up arms in war on women

In an unsurprising decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, allowing the craft store chain to deny contraception to its employees based on its religious beliefs. Though I always knew the Supreme Court would rule [...]

July 2, 2014 Opinion
Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: huffpost.com

Global Grab: Abbas Un-Denies Holocaust, Progress in Syria and Two New Saints

The Issue: Mahmoud Abbas The Palestinian president has changed his tune on the Holocaust. Abbas called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era,” according to the New York Times. The timing of [...]

April 28, 2014 News

Global Grab: A Sunken Ferry and intensified Ukrainian conflict

The Issue: South Korean Ferry What was supposed to be a fun trip for high school students in South Korea turned tragic when the ferry they were on sank. There were 476 people on board, including 339 children and teachers from [...]

April 24, 2014 News
A selection of baby clothes at the Common Ground Free Store Ministries. This store provides everything from baby clothes to houseware items to books, all at no cost to those who need them. Photo by Emily Feldmesser

Delaware free store provides resources to poor

A couple blocks away from Selby Stadium there’s a store that is, for some, considered to be more than a place to get goods. The Common Ground Free Store Ministries is a free store, which means everything is completely free [...]

April 18, 2014 News
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Global Grab: Elections and reflections

The Issue: Afghanistan Nearly 60 percent of the 12 million eligible voters turned out in the Afghani elections, said the New York Times. According to the United States Elections Project, 58.2 percent of Americans voted in the 2012 elections. Saturday [...]

April 10, 2014 News
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Identity and ideology don’t always mix

There have been renewed peace talks between Israel and Palestine recently. As a cynic, I roll my eyes because I highly doubt that anything will be done this time. But as someone who grew up in a Jewish household and [...]

April 10, 2014 Opinion
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: frontpagemag.com

Global Grab: Talking Turkey, Korea Fires Away and Egyptian Elections

The Issue: Turkey Once considered one of the more stable countries in the Middle East, tensions have been rising in Turkey over the past few weeks. Recently, the government blocked access to Twitter and YouTube because audio recordings talking about [...]

April 3, 2014 News