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Amazon’s New Project: The Octocopter

Margaret Sullivan, News Writer

February 12, 2014

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In an interview on 60 Minutes in early December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed an innovative way of delivery. The new project called Amazon Prime Air is based on Amazon’s newest invention: the Octocopter. The Octocopter is an ...

Global, National, Local Voices Weigh in on NSA Leak

Brian Zittlau, News Writer

December 14, 2013

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One of the most controversial topics of the year has been the National Security Agency and their spying program on American citizens and international leaders.  The revelations about the NSA spying program began in May of 2013,...

Project Pearls Reacts to Typhoon Yolanda

Margaret Sullivan, News Writer

December 14, 2013

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The tragic typhoon that hit the Philippines on November 8 has been devastating to the country’s citizens. The storm, a Category 5, affected close to thirteen million people and has a death toll of over five thousand people,...

Budget Backlash Grows in Brazil

Emma Hilder, News Writer

December 14, 2013

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The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics are set to take place on Brazilian soil in the next two years. Yet as the world’s spotlight focuses in on Brazil, its people cry for change. Since June 2013, a number of protests...

Pope Francis Modernizes Roman Catholic Church

Sadie Proud, News Writer

December 14, 2013

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“Who am I to judge?” Pope Francis asked during his sermon at Copacabana Beach, which took place after a week in Rio spent celebrating World Youth Day, blessing the Olympic Flag, and most importantly, visiting local slums and...

How the Tea Party is Ruining Congress

Brian Zittlau, News Columnist

October 25, 2013

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A recent CNN survey showed that only 10% of Americans polled approved of our current Congress. 10%: the lowest rating in the history of CNN’s polling of the public’s approval rating of Congress. This poll is the culmination...

Edward Snowden: National Hero or Traitor?

Emma Hilder, News Writer

October 25, 2013

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After Edward Snowden, computer specialist and former Central Intelligence Agency employee, leaked information on the United States government’s surveillance programs last May, the general public has remained divided in their...

Keep Tiaras Away from our Toddlers?

Sadie Proud, News Writer

October 25, 2013

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On September 18, 2013, the French Senate passed a law banning beauty pageants for children under sixteen. With 196 votes in favor of the age restriction and 146 against, the bill now proceeds to the Assemblée Nationale. If it...

Gun Trouble in the United States

Thomas Hilder, News Writer

October 25, 2013

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The trigger is pulled. Almost instantly the hammer smashes down onto a cartridge. In a microsecond a small explosion ignites inside the cold hard steel. The bullet flies at thirty feet in one tenth of a second, leaving the barrel,...

Women’s Violence Addressed in India

Jodi Lessner, News Writer

October 25, 2013

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On December 16, 2012, Jyoti Singh Pandey, a twenty-three year old physiotherapy student, was raped and beaten aboard a private bus in New Delhi, India. Six young men instigated the rape, using an iron rod and other lethal instruments....

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