Following the devastating attack by ISIS in Paris, the U.S. presidential candidates have quarreled over their opinions on terrorism and what action the United States should take concerning Syria and other middle-eastern countries. Continue reading “Terrorism becomes a hot topic in America once again”
A series of protests at the University of Missouri related to race, workplace benefits and leadership resulted in the resignation of the president of the University of Missouri System and the chancellor of the flagship Columbia campus. The moves came after a series of events which included a hunger strike by a student and a boycott by the football team.
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A new President will be elected a year from now. If you are like me, the idea of performing your civic duty by voting leaves a knot in the pit of your stomach. Not because you don’t want to be a good citizen, but because understanding the myriad of issues through the extensive candidate-to-candidate tongue-lashings can be a bit difficult to navigate through. Continue reading “Navigating election season: Political advice from a political novice”
Pope Francis visited the United States for the first time in his life. He has spoken many times of being close to the people and has been outspoken on global issues like the environment and unbridled capitalism.
The Pope began his visit at the White House on Sept 23. In the afternoon that day, he held mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where he sainted a Jesuit priest named Junipero Serra. Continue reading “Holy Father in Philly–Pope saints controversial friar”
“The reduction of any human being, man, woman, or child, to a commodity, or to only the commercial sum of their parts, is offensive to the public and contrary to our foundational values as people.” Continue reading “Baby hearts, livers, and lungs – oh, my!”
If you’ve been too busy with adjusting to classes, work, and family, you may have missed hearing about the stock market crash on August 24, 2015. While it was nothing like the 1987 or 2008 crash, it did drop over 1,000 points in early trading. The Dow ended the day down 588 points, which is the worst end to the day since August of 2011.
For almost sixty days, a group of approximately 300 soldiers volunteered to attend the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. Out of the “students,” 19 of them were female. Continue reading “Ranger Training Brigade: Two women defy odds”