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Twitter Diplomacy and Why We Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

President Trump has declared that there will be consequences for the Syrian government's actions, but what response is appropriate?

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

A suspected chemical attack on Apr. 7 in the rebel-held Syrian city of Douma killed at least 42 people and injured 500 more. The poisonous gas, which targets the respiratory system by causing breathing problems, was released by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government onto citizens of his own countr...

The U.S. Government: Taking the Interventionist Approach

There is nothing quite like a missile attack to really showcase the power of freedom. However, is this type of foreign intervention wise?

Jake Paz, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2017

Throughout history, the United States has switched stances on how it should handle foreign policy; wavering between isolationist and internationalist resulting in a U.S. that could not be anymore interventionist as it is today. As a global superpower some may say that it is the U.S.'s duty to protect...

How Effective is Propaganda?

Seniors Ari Alcalay, Julene Valmana and Deylis Perez discuss propaganda in class.

Brianna Valdes, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

To many, propaganda is only classified by political cartoons or commercials about dogs in the pound or women empowerment. However, propaganda is really information that may be biased and used to promote a specific point of view. Photographs that go viral on social media leave an impact on the person...

Recap: April 25 – May 1

Death toll rises in Aleppo after attack, ivory burns carried out in Kenya, first female infantry officer joins the Army and protests turn violent at Trump rally in news this week.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

May 1, 2016

International Affairs Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria "President Barack Obama announced Monday an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria in the coming weeks in a speech in Hannover, Germany, in an effort to stem the influence and sp...

Obama Sends 250 More Troops to Syria

Obama announces the deployment of 250 more troops to help Syria in the fight against ISIS.

Mariam Ahumada, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

On Monday, April 25, Obama confirmed that 250 more troops would be sent to help fight against the Islamic State (or ISIS) forces still in power within Syria. Obama's decision to deploy 220 additional troops to Syria was first announced on Sunday during his meeting with the German leader, Merkel....

Recap: April 4 – 10

Greece deports migrants, Paris attack suspect arrested, Mississippi passes controversial bill and update on Keystone pipeline leak in this week's news.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 10, 2016

International Affairs Greece Starts Deporting Migrants to Turkey as E.U. Deal Takes Effect "They had braved risks and hardships to get to Greece, having crossed the narrow strait from Turkey in flimsy rafts like nearly a million others last year — with hundreds dying along the way. But on Mo...

Recap: March 14 – 20

In news this week:
protests in Brazil, civilian rule reaffirmed in Myanmar, Clinton sweeps Tuesday's primaries and Sea World announces new orca policy.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 20, 2016

International Affairs Brazil protesters call for President Rousseff to resign "Huge crowds have taken to the streets across Brazil calling for President Dilma Rousseff to resign. Opponents blame Ms Rousseff for a severe recession and a corruption scandal also engulfing her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da...

Recap: February 29 – March 6

Teargas used at Greek-Macedonian border, backlash in France over dismantled migrant camp, Justice Thomas speaks and NASA's Scott Kelly returns from space in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 6, 2016

International Affairs Syria’s cease-fire frays as Russia resumes airstrikes "Syria’s hard-won truce began to fray Sunday, with Russian warplanes resuming airstrikes on towns and villages in the north and fresh reports of artillery fire across several front lines. The violence came on only the s...

Recap: February 22 – 28

Siamak Namazi's, Iranian-American detained in Iran, father arrested, Ramon Castro dies, Hillary Clinton wins South Carolina and KKK clashes in California.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

February 28, 2016

International Affairs 129 Killed in Syrian Bombings — as Kerry Announces 'Provisional' Truce "A bloody spasm of violence was reported to have killed almost 130 people Sunday in Syria as the United States announced that it and Russia had reached a "provisional agreement" on a cease-fire in the civil...

Recap: February 15 – 21

This week: US strikes in Libya, Syria receives aid, Harper Lee dies and Apple versus the FBI in San Bernardino case.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

February 21, 2016

International Affairs  49 killed in U.S. airstrike targeting terrorists in Libya "American warplanes hit an ISIS camp in Libya where foreign fighters had been engaged in advanced training, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday. Noureddine Chouchane, a senior operative in the terrorist gro...

Recap: February 1 – 7

Attack in Nigeria by Boko Haram, North Korea launches rocket, Iowa caucus results and Obama visits mosque in news this week.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

February 7, 2016

International Affairs Zika-linked condition: WHO declares global emergency "A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization. Experts are worried that the virus is spreading far and fast, with ...

Recap: January 11 – 17

UN convoy reaches Madaya, Taiwan elects first female president, Obama's final State of the Union address and Flint's water crisis in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

January 17, 2016

International Affairs  Madaya Syria: Aid convoy reaches besieged town "An aid convoy has reached the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, bringing vital food and medicines. Distribution will continue through the night to 40,000 people who have been trapped for six months by a government blockade and ...

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