Post Tagged with: "news"

ISIS brings renewed conflict to war-torn Iraq and Syria

November 7, 2014 12:33 am23 comments

Over the past year, a group known as ISIS has grabbed media attention around the world as it advanced across Syria and Iraq. This group has been characterized for the terror it has brought in its wake, leaving many thousands dead in two countries already rocked by years of war. […]

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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
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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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Figuring Out Ferguson

October 16, 2014 9:00 pm32 comments
Photo provided by Arcadia University Flickr;
Photographer: Amy Jordan '17.

On Aug. 9, 18-year old Mike Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson, MO by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department. Brown’s death sparked protests and police retaliation lasting for weeks on end. Yet, despite the chaos and confusion, Arcadia University has made creating a voice for those affected […]

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Happy News #5 – It’s Cold, Bee Kind to Bees, and Octopus Penises

March 17, 2014 7:00 pm5 comments
Photo: Christina Yee

Happy News So we’ve been having some pretty strange weather lately.  Even a sweater weather lover like myself is 306% done with this snow!  And right now, it’s even worse than snow!  It’s nasty, mushy, cold, grayish crap covering all the outdoor surfaces!  Weirdly enough, this winter we have had […]

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Happy News #4: Valentines, Awkward Russian Turtles, and Sweet Chocolaty Goodness

January 28, 2014 12:00 pm4 comments
Photo: Christina Yee

Happy News: Happy Valentines Day! Also, Happy Olympics to those of you who are following it. They seem to be off to a very interesting start. The Winter Olympics are currently being held in Sochi, Russia. There has been a lot of political turmoil over this due to the recent […]

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Introducing the WorldPost

3:00 am7 comments
Flickr Creative Commons: C2-MTL

Mmmm, don’t you just love that new online journal smell? On January 21, Arianna Huffington, entrepreneur and founder of the Huffington Post, announced that Huffpost will be partnering with international think tank The Berggruen Institute on Governance in launching a new, globally minded online journal called the WorldPost. On the […]

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Happy News #3

December 6, 2013 12:00 pm1 comment
Photo: Christina Yee

Happy News: This week’s happiest news is that Justin Bieber was arrested! That was actually a joke, there were far more interesting and happier things that happened this week, but I must admit it feels kind of wonderful that that little twerp finally got what was coming. Remember that time […]

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Happy News #2

October 10, 2013 12:00 pm2 comments
Photo: Christina Yee

Happy News: Na na na na na na na na Batkid! That’s right! Scoot over Batman, you have some competition. In mid-November, Batkid saved the day in San Fransico. Five-year- old Miles Scott is currently in remission from leukemia. The Make-a-Wish Foundation converted part of San Fransico into Gotham City […]

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The Situation in Syria

September 24, 2013 11:56 am1 comment

The situation in Syria is on everyone’s minds right now. But exactly is going on? The events in Syria began during a period that has come to be known as The Arab Spring; beginning in April 2011, protests against the dictatorship in Syria were met with brutal force by the […]

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