Hurricanes in the Gulf Region: Antigua and Barbuda

Hurricanes in the Gulf Region: Antigua and Barbuda

  Barbuda was the first landmass to make contact with the monstrous Hurricane Irma and the entire island of 1,800 former inhabitants was evacuated–the first time in 300 years that Barbuda is completely empty. The country is comprised of the...
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Climate change calls for environmental activism

Climate change calls for environmental activism

Photos by Azia Keever These last few weeks, marked by record breaking hurricanes in the Gulf, forest fires across the United States, and deadly floods in Nepal, Malaysia, and India, have demonstrated global warming to be a humanitarian crisis. In...
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Macron’s victory in French election reveals French  attitudes toward the EU and globalization

Macron’s victory in French election reveals French attitudes toward the EU and globalization

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election marked the end of the most contentious and polarizing election season in the history of the Fifth Republic. Macron and his independent centrist party En Marche! defeated Marine Le Pen and the...
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Promises for lavish Fyre Festival fall flat once patrons arrive in Bahamas

Promises for lavish Fyre Festival fall flat once patrons arrive in Bahamas

On Thursday, April 27, festival-goers began arriving in the Exumas, Bahamas via chartered planes from Miami for a weekend-long event called Fyre Festival. Tickets for the festival ran from $1000 to $250,000, at minimum promising luxury villas, gourmet dining, ...
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Tensions between pro-government and opposition groups in Venezuela escalate

Tensions between pro-government and opposition groups in Venezuela escalate

Thousands of people took to the streets of Venezuela within the past month, capturing media attention worldwide. Most marched against what they see as President Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian rule. This recent burst of opposition-led movements calls for Mad...
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Chechen torture prisons reflect LGBTQ discrimination in Russia

Comment from the writer: Please note that some of the following content is deeply disturbing. Though I personally prefer “LGBTQ+” in place of “LGBT,” I resort to the latter not only to illustrate the lack of civil rights advancements within...
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French marijuana policy in the wake of the presidential elections

French marijuana policy in the wake of the presidential elections

With four out of the five of this year’s French presidential candidates in favor of marijuana reform – and one, Benoît Hamon, advocating for full legalization – the future of marijuana policy reform in France seems to be moving toward...
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Canada proposes the  federal legalization of  marijuana

Canada proposes the federal legalization of marijuana

Canada has recently proposed a bill that intends to legalize recreational marijuana use and possession for all individuals over the age of 18 by July 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ran his 2015 campaign with the promise to legalize marijuana...
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Eureka! Life on Enceladus?

Eureka! Life on Enceladus?

Over a month since scientists with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of seven new Earth sized planets orbiting a dwarf star – three of which that are located in the habitable zone, or the zone...
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The world, in brief

The world, in brief

Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos declared an “economic, social and ecological” state of emergency following the landslide which killed at least 262 people in the city of Mocoa on April 1. The landslide was the result of a downpour of...
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