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Famine in Somalia

Famine in Somalia

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Somalia has officially been in a drought since 2011. Somalia has also been in a civil war since 2009. To add to that, it is recognized by the CIA as the poorest nation in the world, with an average income per capita of $400 dollars per year. The United Nations has declared that  "the country [Somalia]...

Fred Swaniker’s ‘Harvard of Africa’

Fred Swaniker’s ‘Harvard of Africa’

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Fred Swaniker, 18 years old, wishes to revolutionize Africa with the most powerful tool known to mankind: education. He became headmaster at a school in Botswana opened by his mom. Since then, he has graduated from Stanford Business School and founded the African Leadership Academy, a residential school...

Walk Yourself for Money?

Walk Yourself for Money?

Nicolas Schmidt, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015

If you are looking for an easy way to make money, it does not get any better than this. A new crypto-currency has been developed by Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi that gives users money for walking around. The currency is called Bitwalking and every 10,000 steps, 1 BW$ is awarded to the walker in ord...

Recap: November 23 – 29

Recap: November 23 – 29

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

November 29, 2015

International Affairs Turkey shoots down Russian warplane on Syria border "Turkish warplanes have shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Su-24 was hit by air-to-air missiles fired by Turkish F-16s while it was flying over Syrian...

The New Cavalier Coming Straight From the Congo: Jane Masangu

The New Cavalier Coming Straight From the Congo: Jane Masangu

Bhargavi Pochi, Copy Editor

October 19, 2015

Coming from a completely different part of the world is tough, but junior Jane Masangu knows exactly what it feels like to live in a foreign country. Masangu moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country located in central Africa, and is attending Gables to finish her education in Eng...

Kenya School Shooting

Kenya School Shooting

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

On Thursday, April 2, a tragic shooting took place in eastern Kenya's Garissa University College. This tragic shooting killed 148 of the University's students and four of the gunmen in the attack. "I think that this incident was horrible; I mean how has religion gone from such a peaceful thing to...

At Peace in Africa

At Peace in Africa

Sophie Feinberg, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014

Over winter break, Dr. Scanlon had the opportunity to travel to Senegal, a country on the west coast of Africa between Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau. She went to visit the nation because her daughter took a year off college in order to partake in a unique program called Global Citizen Year. Through this...

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