Saturday 22nd November 2014,
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The flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Image: Wikimedia

Global Grab: ISIL beheads fifth captive, Japan’s economy shrinks

The Issue: ISIL Over the weekend, the Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of Peter Kassig, an American aid worker. He was the fifth Western hostage the group has killed and the third American, according to the Washington Post. [...]

November 18, 2014 News

Global Grab: Election edition

This week, the Global Grab is going national, in honor of the Midterm elections. Republicans picked up 13 House seats, while also picking up seven Senate seats. To get the majority for the Senate, the Republicans needed to pick up [...]

November 10, 2014 News
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Voter ID laws damage American democracy

Voting is exciting for me. Odd, I know, but I’ve loved it ever since my mom took me into the voting booth in 1996, when Bill Clinton, Bob Dole and Ross Perot comprised the field for president. Granted, I probably [...]

November 3, 2014 Opinion
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where Canadian corporal Michael Cirillo was shot. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Global Grab: Ottawa recovers, troops leave Afghani province

The Issue: Ottawa Terrorist Attack A terrorist attack rocked Canada’s capital and catapulted more investigations of terrorism in Canada. On Oct. 22, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau opened fire at Canada’s National War Memorial and entered the nearby Parliament building. Zehaf-Bibeau killed corporal Nathan Cirillo, [...]

October 29, 2014 News
Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Photo: Wikimedia

Global Grab: Hong Kong protests continue, Europe audits banks

The Issue: Hong Kong Protests The protests for democracy in Hong Kong are still alive and well. They started about three weeks ago with a student rally, and grew to mass protests for “great democracy” in Hong Kong, according to [...]

October 22, 2014 News
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Global Grab: Ebola arrives stateside, ISIL kills fourth hostage

The Issue: Ebola The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. A man from Liberia tested positive for the disease in Dallas, and the BBC reports that 50 people the man, Thomas Duncan, had been in [...]

October 7, 2014 News
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For a Bishop living in Washington, life away from OWU just isn’t the same

I miss Ohio Wesleyan. There, I admitted it. I’m doing a semester in Washington, D.C., for the Wesleyan in Washington program, and I didn’t expect to feel this way so soon. I love my school, don’t get me wrong, but [...]

October 2, 2014 Opinion
Tear gas hits Occupy Central protestors in Hong Kong. Image: Wikimedia

Global Grab: Activists occupy Hong Kong, U.S. leads attacks on ISIL

The Issue: Hong Kong What started off as peaceful protests in Hong Kong escalated to involve tear gas and riot police on Sunday. Occupy Central with Love and Peace (Occupy Central, for short), a civil disobedience movement proposed by democracy [...]

September 30, 2014 News
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, left, and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in 2007. Photo: Wikimedia

Global Grab: Scotland stays, Afghanistan elects new president

The Issue: Scotland The historic vote for separation in Scotland did not turn out how the separatists wanted. Scotland agreed to stay as a part of the United Kingdom in a close referendum vote: 55 percent against secession and 45 [...]

September 23, 2014 News
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