Shaliene Woodley Arrested for Peaceful Protest

Shaliene Woodley Arrested for Peaceful Protest

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

50 Million Children uprooted by conflict worldwide

50 Million Children uprooted by conflict worldwide

Tommy Conroy, Staff writer

September 21, 2016


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According to a recent report released by UNICEF, the The United Nations Children's Fund, nearly 50 million children are displaced worldwide from a plethora of factors outside of their control, such as warfare and poverty. In their report titled Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant chi...

Devastating earthquake strikes Italy

Sarah Ierino, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


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On August 24, 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake wreaked havoc in Central Italy, leaving at least 247 people dead, and many missing. In the middle of the night, the 2,000 residents of a small town called Amatrice were jolted awake from the severe earthquake that would take the lives of many. No one co...

Life-Saving Drug’s Price Rises Four-Hundred Percent

Life-Saving Drug’s Price Rises Four-Hundred Percent

Ben Snell, Contributor

September 7, 2016


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In the recent weeks, the creators of the EpiPen have come under harsh scrutiny due to severe price changes on the drug. The allergy treatment drug is produced by a small pharmaceutical company, Mylan Pharmaceutical. Since 2009, Mylan has raised the drug's price by 400 percent. Currently, the two-pack...

Mount Everest is climbed for the first time in two years

Mount Everest is climbed for the first time in two years

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016


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Mount Everest, which is not only the tallest mountain in the Himalaya mountain range but in the world, was ascended by a group of 9 climbers on May 10th. The group was succeeded by the first foreign climbers to scale the colossal mountain since 2014 only a day later, as two British men and a Mexican...

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