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Recap: Feb. 23 – March 1

Recap: Feb. 23 – March 1

Daniela Quijano, Editor

February 28, 2015

International Affairs Georgia to execute its 1st female prisoner in 70 years Kelly Gissendaner was sentenced to death after having plotted to kill her husband. Although Gissendaner did not commit the murder herself, the man she was having an affair with at the time confessed and Gissendaner wa...

Kayla Mueller Kiwanis member killed by ISIS

Kayla Mueller Kiwanis member killed by ISIS

Albany Muria, Editor

February 28, 2015

In the summer of May 2013, human rights activist and humanitarian aid worker Kayla Mueller was giving a speech about her work with Syrian refugees at a Kiwanis, the adult version of Key Club, conference. Three months later in Syria, she disappeared. Mueller has always had a heart for helping those...

Irrational Fear or Basic Instinct? Rise in Shootings Across Globe

Irrational Fear or Basic Instinct? Rise in Shootings Across Globe

Bhargavi Pochi, Editor

February 26, 2015

In the course of a few months, the number of mass shootings has significantly increased. On Jan. 7, Charlie Hebdo Headquarters was attacked in Paris, and 20 cartoonists were shot dead. A few months later, three islamic students who attended UNC were killed by their neighbor, an islamophobic man. Shortly...

Recap: Week of Feb.16 – Feb.22

Recap: Week of Feb.16 – Feb.22

Daniela Quijano, Editor

February 22, 2015

International Affairs Venezuela arrests mayor of Caracas Intelligence agents in the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro arrested the mayor of Caracas this past Friday. The reason for the arrest was to allegedly uncover the answers to the crimes committed in the city. Read more here. Trop...

February Brings More ISIS Threats

February Brings More ISIS Threats

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

February 22, 2015

Over the past few months, ISIS has been a looming issue for the world, with a large burst of activity happening in December and January. ISIS's activity has slowed down a little bit, but unfortunately, it is back with new developments that pose a major threat to the world. Some of the recent devel...

Recap: Week of Feb. 9 – Feb. 15

Recap: Week of Feb. 9 – Feb. 15

Daniela Quijano, Editor

February 16, 2015

International Affairs Costa Concordia captain convicted in deadly shipwreck The Costa Concordia shipwreck in January 2012 off the coast of Italy claimed the lives of 32 people and Captain Francesco Schettino is being charged with manslaughter after an 19 month trial. Schettino abandoned the shi...

Recap: Week of Feb. 2 – Feb. 8

Recap: Week of Feb. 2 – Feb. 8

Daniela Quijano, Editor

February 8, 2015

International Affairs "At least 25 killed as plane hits bridge, crashes in Taipei River" A dash cam captured the exact moment when TransAsia Airways flight crashed into Taiwanriver on the way to the Chinese province of Ximen. 26 people were confirmed dead, 15 injured, and 17 are reported to ...

Islamophobia

Islamophobia

Bhargavi Pochi, Editor

January 21, 2015

On Jan. 7, 2014, Islamic terrorists massacred 12 cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, France. Subsequently, on Jan. 9 another Islamic terrorist held French citizens hostage in a Kosher Grocery store in Paris; 4 hostages were killed during the incident. But the history of terrorist attacks...

U.S. CENTCOM Accounts Hacked by ISIS Sympathizers

U.S. CENTCOM Accounts Hacked by ISIS Sympathizers

Cavan Wilson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

On Jan. 12, the U.S. CENTCOM's YouTube and Twitter accounts were hacked by people claiming to be ISIS sympathizers. The U.S. CENTCOM managed to take the accounts offline, but not until after some hostile tweets and official documents were posted. Many tweets threatened U.S. soldiers and military operatives,...

Was Censorship Justified in James Foley’s Case?

Was Censorship Justified in James Foley’s Case?

Annie Farrell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19, a shocking video depicting the savage beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was posted on YouTube by the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (ISIS). This video was no doubt a response to recent airstrikes the U.S. ordered on the group. As if the group could not be more clear about...

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