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Tragedy for Leelah Alcorn

Marley Morton, News Writer

February 12, 2015

On the 28th of December, 2015, transgendered Leelah Alcorn committed suicide at the age of seventeen. About four miles from her home in the town of King Mills, Ohio, she was struck by the tractor trailer she jumped in front of o...

Senate Report Exposes CIA Torture

Thomas Hilder, News Writer

February 12, 2015

In December 2014, the senate intelligence committee released a 6,000-page report on the CIA's interrogation techniques post-9/11. The report detailed the gruesome and psychological ways the CIA extracted and gained intelligence ...

CVS Execs Choose to Stop Selling Cigarettes

Sadie Proud, News Writer

March 14, 2014

On February 5, 2014, CVS announced their decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. “We have about 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners helping patients manage chronic problems like high cholesterol,...

Two Million Syrian Refugees Seek New Life in Middle East

Emma Hilder, News Writer

February 12, 2014

Over 2.5 million Syrians have fled Syria since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011. Another 4.25 million Syrians have been displaced within the country, making the total number of Syrians displaced over six million. "What...

Capabilities of Al-Qaeda Increase as Militants Retake Iraq

Jodi Lessner, News Writer

February 12, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took control of the city of Fallujah, Iraq on January 4, 2014. The ISIL is one of the latest sects of an Al Qaeda affiliate that lost ground in 2006 as Sunni tribesmen and former...

Transformation or Stagnation of Ukraine

Brian Zittlau, News Writer

February 12, 2014

The protests in Ukraine have changed drastically from their humble beginnings. The rumblings of discontent in a lone Eastern European country have metamorphosed into a continent-wide political firestorm. The riots in Independence...

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