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Catholic Church in Crisis

Catholic Church in Crisis

September 26, 2018

The Catholic Church is a long-standing religious institution that has made an extraordinary impact around the globe in areas such as science, philosophy and moral doctrine. With more than one billion followers worldwide, the Church has a massive impact on the actions and beliefs of an enormous group...

This Month in News: September 2018

This Month in News: September 2018

September 21, 2018

This installment includes a short recap of events that took place this month on a global scale. This month we have seen evidence of Russian officials committing international crimes. We will explore the possible end of the battle in Syria against Isis, and we will look back and remember the events of...

The Korean Conflict in 400 words

The Korean Conflict in 400 words

May 7, 2018

Following the expulsion of Imperial Japanese forces from the Korean Peninsula during WWII, two separate Korean nations formed, with communist guerrillas under the command of Kim Il-Sung settling in the North (Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK), while democratic South Korea (Republic of Korea, ...

America’s Opioid Crisis

America’s Opioid Crisis

March 30, 2018

Opioids are used for pain relief, and they are usually prescribed by a doctor. Yet many people misuse the drug for recreational use.

#MeToo Movement: How One Tweet Caused a Storm

#MeToo Movement: How One Tweet Caused a Storm

February 27, 2018

The whole idea of the #MeToo movement is to amplify the voices of survivors of sexual assault and rape

LSD Lasts

LSD Lasts

February 2, 2018

They can be laced with anything, and have been known to have chemicals, such as rat poison. These can kill you.

What Does Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Mean?

What Does Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Mean?

January 31, 2018

The Turkish Army has begun a massive push to eradicate Kurdish militias and other groups from the Syria's Northern regions, with a large number of troops and armored units crossing into the country over the past two weeks. The invasion was proceeded by light but widespread shelling of civilians in Kurdish...

2017 Has Been the Deadliest Year for Mass Shootings

2017 Has Been the Deadliest Year for Mass Shootings

November 29, 2017

"Americans are most likely to die from gun violence than any other causes of death combined."

The World at Arms

The World at Arms

November 16, 2017

UN Accuses Russian Army of Human Rights Violations

UN Accuses Russian Army of Human Rights Violations

November 3, 2017

The UN has accused Russia of violating international law during its insurgency. The UN personnel describe "grave human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture, and at least one extra-judicial execution"

Catalonia Referendum Shrouded in Controversy

Catalonia Referendum Shrouded in Controversy

September 22, 2017

The Spanish Government is stuck in a predicament. Catalonia, the richest Spanish region, is seeking to hold a referendum on October 1 on whether or not to declare independence. If the majority say "yes," Catalan officials are planning to declare independence within a 2 day period (Reuters, 2017). But...

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