Recalling whiskey, rethinking beer

Finland, Sweden and Norway recently asked the makers of Fireball whiskey to recall a batch containing higher than usual amounts of the ingredient propylene glycol, used as a sweetening agent in the newly popular cinnamon whiskey. Despite being commonly utilized for non-edible products including antifreeze,…

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Students reach stalemate in Hong Kong

By Leigh Barber Students and other groups troubled by the actions of the Chinese government have rushed to the streets of Hong Kong to protest in the hopes of gaining what they desire: universal suffrage for the people of Hong Kong. Over the past month,…

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Aral Sea Crisis

Corroded ships lie stranded in salt drenched sand as the rushing of water and life in general has become a mere memory. Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the Aral Sea has been reduced in fifty years to little more than a toxic desert. The…

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Palestine requests full U.N. membership
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Palestine requests full U.N. membership

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas submitted a “historic” request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 23, asking the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. Just after Abbas handed in the request, he was greeted with a standing ovation as he…

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