Hong Kong faces rioters

Hong Kong faces rioters

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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Last week, the localist movement in Hong Kong rose up once more to cause violent riots, this time within the city. On the surface, it's easy to dismiss the recent riots as nothing but some anger concerning unlicensed food stalls, BBC News reported. However, behind the scenes there's a very large political...

Penguin colony suffers after being landlocked by iceberg

Penguin colony suffers after being landlocked by iceberg

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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Approximately 150,000 Adélie penguins have perished after being trapped on land by a massive iceberg. The iceberg first caused problems when it became trapped in Commonwealth Bay in Cape Denison, Antarctica in 2010.  Unable to access the ocean and hunt for fish, the penguins must now trek nearly...

Ukraine faces an increased risk of open war with Russia

Ukraine faces an increased risk of open war with Russia

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


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According to Reuters, the possibility of an open war with Russia looms over Ukraine as Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, informed the German newspaper Bild last Wednesday. "The danger of an open war is greater than last year. Russia is investing a great deal in war preparations,"...

Winter storm Jonas buries east coast

Winter storm Jonas buries east coast

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


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The northeastern region of the US has begun the process of digging out from the massive amounts of snow dumped this past weekend as a result of Winter Storm Jonas. Eleven states in total declared a state of emergency at some point during the storm, and at least 48 people have died as a result of ...

Extinct relative of the zebra brought back

Extinct relative of the zebra brought back

February 2, 2016


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The Quagga, a cousin of the more commonly known Zebra, has been extinct for more than one hundred years. Now a group of scientists from Cape Town has began to take steps to bring this animal back into the world. A group formally known as the Quagga Project has been working hard to give this lesser...

Earth’s solar system may have a new planet

Earth’s solar system may have a new planet

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


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Years after the planetary body Pluto was relegated to a non-planet designation, scientists at the California Institute of Technology may have discovered another planet that could potentially be the ninth planet in our Solar System. Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, the researchers who first observed...

Militants kill 19 at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan

Militants kill 19 at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016


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On January 20th in northwestern Pakistan, gunmen stormed into Bacha Khan University and killed 19 people while injuring 17 more, Reuters reported. While one senior Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for the assault, an official spokesman of the Taliban then denied the commander's claim and...

A whole new species of dinosaur discovered

A whole new species of dinosaur discovered

Lucas Ryan, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016


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In the Patagonian desert region of Argentina in 2014, after 18 months of digging, a team from the Musea Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio lead by José Luis Carballido unearthed fossils a Titanosaur. "This animal is so new it doesn't even have an official species name yet," said Mark Norell, chairman...

Officials to begin talks of revival for Afghan/Pakistan Taliban fighting peace treaty

Officials to begin talks of revival for Afghan/Pakistan Taliban fighting peace treaty

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016


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According to The Guardian, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States have been begun talks to "end nearly 15 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan" as Reuters put it. Officials from the involved nation will begin these talk to reach a peace treaty on January 18th in the capital of Pakistan,...

California methane leak wreaks havoc on community

California methane leak wreaks havoc on community

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


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A massive methane gas leak from a well near the community of Porter Ranch, California has caused the evacuation of approximately 2,000 people. CBS reports that gas has been spilling out of a former oil field-turned-storage site owned by Southern California Gas Company at the rate of 70,000 pounds...

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