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Australian Fires: What Is Happening?

Australian Fires: What Is Happening?

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

In September 2019, Australia experienced a set of deadly fires in New South Wales and Queensland, which soon began to spread all throughout the continent and continue to do so.  These tragic fires have caused the death of 480 million animals, the death of 25 people, burned over 2,000 homes and damaged 12 million acres of land. To make matters worse, the quality of air is very poor due to the smoke and fire. ...

This Week at a Glance: August 19-28

This Week at a Glance: August 19-28

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

National News Title X is a national program that provides birth control and reproductive care to low-income citizens in America. It is vital to those who can't afford contraceptives, and over 4 million people rely on the program annually. However, the Trump administration aims to take away the ri...

Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Fight Against Sexual Violence

Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Fight Against Sexual Violence

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad on Oct. 5 by Berit Reiss-Andersen. The honor is given annually to people who have worked to promote peace globally and have made a lasting impact on communities and countries. Both of the awardees have been working to end crimes...

Amazon and Microsoft Employees Involved in Sex-Trafficking Crimes

Amazon and Microsoft Employees Involved in Sex-Trafficking Crimes

Yeileny Lopez, Opinion Editor

January 5, 2018

As 2017 ended, there would be one more scandal as Amazon and Microsoft employees were accused of taking part in a sex-trafficking crime. Employees of these big-time companies would allegedly send emails to pimps back and forth in the hopes of having sexual-intercourse with trafficked women. Transactions...

Lunar New Year Chaos in Hong Kong

Lunar New Year Chaos in Hong Kong

Maria F. Estrada, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

As the Lunar New Year approached in Hong Kong, illegal street vendors displayed delectable goods for families to enjoy. On the morning of Feb. 9, police began to evict the street vendors as they refused to shut down their food stalls in the district of Mong Kok. Reports by The South China Morning Post...

Modern Day Slavery In Pakistan

Modern Day Slavery In Pakistan

Olivia Pelaez, Staff Writer

August 31, 2015

Many poor citizens in Pakistan face the everyday struggle of manipulation into bonded labor, a form of modern slavery that still exists in rural parts of Pakistan. The most important building material in Pakistan is brick, which is made in kilns, and the owners of Pakistan's brick industry are extremely...

Recap: May 4-May 10

Recap: May 4-May 10

Daniela Quijano, Editor

May 10, 2015

International Affairs 10-year-old denied abortion A 10-year-old girl was raped by her stepfather and is now pregnant. Activist groups are pressing the government in Paraguay to allow her to have an abortion, a procedure that is illegal in the country except when the pregnancy threatens the mother's l...

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