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Trump Administration Launches Global Decriminalization of Homesexuality

Trump Administration Launches Global Decriminalization of Homesexuality

March 11, 2019

Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay man who works within the Trump Administration, takes lead on the effort which launched February 19 in Berlin. This effort will focus on places like Africa, the middle east and the Caribbean.  The U.S. Embassy is flying an LGBT activist from across Europe ...

Will the Future Be Female?

Will the Future Be Female?

February 22, 2019

As of Wednesday, February 20th, a record number of women have declared they will be running for President of the United States in 2020. These women are all members of the Democratic Party and are all either current Senators or House Representatives. While the simple number of women declaring they are...

Brexit: UK Leaving the EU

Brexit: UK Leaving the EU

February 13, 2019

What is the EU? The EU stands for European Union. The EU is a unified trade system and has 28 member countries. It allows for the free flow of goods and people.  The members of the EU are Austria, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Czechia, Netherlands,...

State of the Union: United or Divided?

State of the Union: United or Divided?

Jackson Heller, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, World

The State of the Union Address is a long practiced, well-known tradition in American government, and this year it seemed to be a speech of healing and unification. I've never been in full agreeance with President Trump, considering the countless controversies that surround him, but I was pleasantly su...

R. Kelly: The Monster Behind the Music

R. Kelly: The Monster Behind the Music

January 22, 2019

When you hear the name R. Kelly, the thought of lively and catchy music may pop into your head. You may think of the R&B star that you used to listen to in your younger years. The amount of shock that hit when researching this man was horrifying; he is guilty of so many sickening things that fe...

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...

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