Saturday 25th October 2014,
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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
The Ebola virus has killed about 2,100 people in West Africa. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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
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
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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
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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