Sailors freed from cruelty at the hands of Somali pirates

Sailors freed from cruelty at the hands of Somali pirates

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016 • 104 views
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Last Saturday, 26 Asian sailors were freed from the imprisonment of Somali Pirates after four and a half years of torture and enduring inhumane conditions, a British law firm raised money to fund the rescue orchestrated by Oceans Beyond Piracy, an American non-profit organization. The pirates accepted...

Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star is Vandalized

Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star is Vandalized

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer
October 31, 2016 • 103 views
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Republican party nominee Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood walk of fame was recently vandalized on Wednesday, October 26th. Trump’s star may have been destroyed by a pick axe on Hilary Clinton’s birthday but does not mark the first time the star was vandalized. The star has seen many forms...

President Obama Believes the U.S. will Begin to Colonize Mars by 2030

Ben Snell, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016 • 92 views
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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama published an essay on CNN that called for Americans to work towards reaching Mars by 2030. This isn't the first time Obama has made this bold statement. In 2010, he spoke of the same goal in a speech at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. This time however, Obama was joined...

High School Graduation Rate Reaches Record High

High School Graduation Rate Reaches Record High

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016 • 108 views
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President Barack Obama announced on Monday, October 17, that the high school graduation rate in America has hit a record high. According to CNN, the White House announced earlier that US high school graduation rates for the 2014-2015 school year reached the highest number on record at 83.2 percent,...

Shaliene Woodley Arrested for Peaceful Protest

Shaliene Woodley Arrested for Peaceful Protest

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer
October 24, 2016 • 127 views
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Actress Shaliene Woodley was arrested on Monday, October 10, during a peaceful protest of the Dakota access pipeline. According to CNN, the pipeline would stretch from the “oil-rich” Bakken Formation from southeast into South Dakota but raised question among the locals as to whether it was truly...

NASA Aims to Send People to Mars by 2030

Tommy Conroy, Staff Writer
October 22, 2016 • 124 views
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President Obama announced in a CNN personal column that NASA is developing a plan to send humans to Mars and back and attends to achieve this goal by 2030. "We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America's story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely...

Pittsburgh Hosts Innovation-themed White House “Frontiers” Conference

Pittsburgh Hosts Innovation-themed White House “Frontiers” Conference

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer
October 22, 2016 • 129 views
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The University of Pittsburgh, along with Carnegie Mellon University, co-hosted the White House Frontiers Conference on October 13, 2016, to help people learning about all different types of innovative topics discuss their ideas and thoughts. Hoping to stress the concept of discovering and subsequently...

YouTube Under Criticism Over New “Censorship” Controversies

YouTube Under Criticism Over New “Censorship” Controversies

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer
October 22, 2016 • 107 views
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French YouTube sensation Laetitia Birbes claims that YouTube staff threatened her to censor her questions when interviewing Jean-Claude Juncker, the 61-year-old French EU chief executive. According to TheGuardian.com, Juncker completed a string of live interviews with young social media celebrities...

San Francisco quarterback kneels during national anthem

San Francisco quarterback kneels during national anthem

Katie Clark, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 121 views
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Colin Kaepernick, the backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is choosing to kneel during the national anthem. His decision to sit during the anthem is a protest of America’s treatment of African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick has faced backlash of people accusing him of being...

The notorious Anjem Choudary jailed for supporting ISIS

Patrick Inman, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016 • 145 views
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The infamous hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been sentenced to five years and six months for inviting ISIS support. A former lawyer, Choudary has been known for his flag-burning demonstrations on the anniversary of 9/11, his justification for acts of terrorism, and has openly voiced support for...

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