With the recent uprising in China’s island city of Hong Kong, tensions have risen on both the island as well as the main land. When Great Britain gave the territory of Hong Kong back to China in the 1980’s an agreement was made to let Hong Kong govern itself, with […]
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Most of the world’s rhinos are found in South Africa, but that might not be the case forever. Rhino horns are in...
In 2007, residents of the Swat Valley of Pakistan began to see some drastic changes to their everyday way of life—radio...
Over the past year, a group known as ISIS has grabbed media attention around the world as it advanced across Syria and...
Malala Yousafzai was awarded the National Constitution Center’s prestigious Liberty Medal.Read more ›
While California is known for its heat, a more serious weather phenomenon has taken over life in the golden state. California is currently the epicenter of one of the worst droughts since records began. Stretching across the west coast of the United States, and reaching into the Rocky Mountain States, […]Read more ›
Numerous outbreaks of Ebola—an often fatal virus that causes weakness, fever, stomach pain, aches, diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding, and difficulty breathing—have occurred throughout history since the first reported case in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1976. Of the several outbreaks of the disease, however, the recent outbreak is the worst […]Read more ›
About 55% of the Scottish people who voted in the Sept. 18 referendum for Scottish independence voted against it. However, in the United States, images of “Vote Yes” signs and pro-independence rallies dominated the news media leading up to the vote. My American classmates all seemed to really buy into […]Read more ›
In response to startling statistics concerning the prevalence of sexual assaults against college-aged women, the White House has launched the “It’s On Us” campaign to reduce the number of attacks that occur on college campuses. According to President Obama’s speech at the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign, about […]Read more ›
In 2012 the Board of Trustees for the College of Charleston adopted a Diversity Strategic Plan, the first-ever in the college’s history. The goal of the plan was to consciously address what the college referred to as “diversity challenges,” which are prevalent on the current-day campus and sprinkled throughout the college’s […]Read more ›