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Peace across the border: North and South Korea Leaders establish formal peace treaty

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Pool Photo. April 27, 2018 marked the end of the Korean War, as North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, agreed on a peace treaty between their two countries. The treaty is aimed to end the threat of use of nuclear weapons in Korea, and establish a peaceful relationship across…

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It’s hot in here: Confusion around global warming

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The last week of 2017, the East coast experienced record low temperatures, and on December 28, 2017 Donald Trump tweeted: “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump tweeted. “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries,…

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Good as Gold: What you should know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Shortly after the end of World War I, the first Winter Olympics were hosted in the French Alps in 1924. Following the same tradition of international camaraderie and diplomacy, in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony will commence on February 9th, with the globally televised competitions ending on February 25th. This…

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In the Driver’s Seat: Women of Saudi Arabia granted right to drive

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On September 26th, 2017, King Salman of Saudi Arabia lifted the country’s restrictions on women driving. The ban was lifted after years of women’s rights advocates pushing for a change in legislation, including,18 years ago in 1990, women protested by driving their cars around until the police stopped them. Women’s rights have always been up…

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From Russia With Love: FBI investigates Trump/Russia ties

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On March 20, 2017, F.B.I. director James B. Comey announced at a hearing before the White House Intelligence committee that the F.B.I. is investigating ties between President Donald J. Trump and Russia. The investigation could take months, or even years, according to the New York Times.   During the public hearing Comey and Admiral Michael…

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Looking at the full image: Spanish teacher reflects on state of Cuba

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During the summer of 2016, Spanish teacher Ms. Liz Schnautz visited Cuba to explore the culture and traditions of the country. “I feel like sometimes the media paints one picture of what Cuba is like, and getting to go there, and actually meet the people, and stay with them, and learn their stories first hand,…

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Fight or flight: Trump’s new constituents are taking a stand

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Demonstrators marched from Washington Square Park to Trump Tower to protest Trump’s election. (Photo courtesy of Dave Sanders for The New York Times) Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential election last Tuesday has many Americans asking if they should Fight or Flight. Fleeing for Canada has been a popular idea since Trump won the Republican primaries,…

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Brexit Point

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On June 23, Britain voted to leave the European Union. This came as a shock to many countries, and created harsh divide within the state, between the “leave” and “remain” factions. On a morning met with celebrating and protesting, there have also been many other repercussions, including the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and…

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Formation under discussion

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On February 6, Beyoncé released a surprise video for her new song, “Formation”, which she performed the very next day at the NFL Super Bowl 50. She also made the song available for download on Tidal following the release. The video contains controversial images: Beyoncé sitting on a sinking police car, a young black boy…

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What the world was like when Rosetta was launched

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10 years, 8 months, and 18 days ago, space probe Rosetta left Earth. The date was March 2nd, 2004. It was a Tuesday and my sixth birthday was exactly one week away. Ten years later,  I’m 16 years old and Rosetta lands on the nucleus of a comet, leaving the 2004 Earth far behind. There’s no…

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The Fervent Finland Expedition Week One: Observations, Saunas, and Giant Dandelions

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Moi from Finland! (or Suomi as they say in… well, Suomi!) I have now been in Finland for one week! Well, technically tomorrow will be one week since I arrived in Finland on Saturday. But today it’s officially one week since I left America. This week has been a blast and already an incredible experience,…

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Car-Dee-Car-Car: O’ Henry Pun-Off 2014

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When I was sent to cover the O.Henry Pun Off a few couple back, I had no idea what to expect. I anticipated the O’Henry Pun Festival would take place at O’Henry Middle School. Regrettably, it did not. The Pun Off Festival was held at the O’Henry museum on E. 5th street downtown. As we drove…

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