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Excessive Force: Not Just An American Problem

November 29, 2014 12:49 pm30 comments

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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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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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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