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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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