Rewarding Greatness: Malala Accepts the 27th Annual Liberty Medal Award

November 1, 2014 1:23 am4 comments
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Malala Yousafzai was awarded the National Constitution Center’s prestigious Liberty Medal.

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Big drought causes big problems; California fights record water shortage

October 23, 2014 6:00 pm92 comments
Big drought causes big problems; California fights record water shortage

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, […]

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Current Ebola outbreak is the worst in history

October 22, 2014 6:00 pm14 comments
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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 […]

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Why Scots Are Better Off Without Independence (For Now)

October 20, 2014 7:00 pm2,661 comments
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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 […]

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White House implements ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

October 13, 2014 7:00 am3,260 comments
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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 […]

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College Striving For Diversity Selects Confederacy Enthusiast As President

April 5, 2014 12:00 pm2,266 comments
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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 […]

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