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U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico’s unseen economical damages

U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico’s unseen economical damages

Evan Sully

November 13, 2017


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A recent stretch of hurricanes in August and September left destruction in physical property as well as the U.S. economy. What resulted in extensive damage on capital and swallowed up jobs impacted different economic markets throughout the affected regions and entire nation. Read More »...

Drama in the DNC

Drama in the DNC

Evelyn Baker

November 13, 2017


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Is it all part of politics as usual, some voters may find themselves asking at the end of a few weeks that included an unusual burst of political drama on both sides of party lines. Some revelations of which may affect the active Millennial Democrat’s future vote. Read More »...

The Opioid Crisis: The medical industry’s role in creating and ending it

The Opioid Crisis: The medical industry’s role in creating and ending it

David P. Stein

November 6, 2017


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Addiction to opioids has plagued the U.S. for decades, and it's a problem that hasn't shown signs of slowing down. Out of the 1,889 deaths caused by opioid-related overdoses across Illinois in 2016, it’s doubtful that any of these individuals wanted a life stifled by a possessive drug addiction. ...

A Rohingya’s journey to Chicago

A Rohingya’s journey to Chicago

Rosbelis Quiñonez

November 6, 2017


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In the middle of a hot fall day in Chicago, Nasir Bin Zakaria found it difficult to focus in his meeting. Not far from his desk, a group was singing and laughing in the middle of an English class at the Rohingya Cultural Center. “See? This (is) all that the center is about. This place we can learn...

Students and faculty react to the chance of a shooter on campus

Students and faculty react to the chance of a shooter on campus

Shelby Wheeler

October 23, 2017


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Pulse nightclub, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and most recently Las Vegas, played host to a few of the deadliest shootings that have occurred in the United States in the past 10 years. Read More »...

Catalonia’s struggle for secession

Catalonia’s struggle for secession

Andrew Hattersley

October 23, 2017


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Catalan independence has been a conflict that has had its ups and downs over the decades, beginning with the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella, through the Spanish Civil Wars and throughout the Francisco Franco era, a particularly contentious time between Spain and its local state. Read More &raqu...

Milo denied again: Patio theatre cancels “Troll Academy” tour

Milo denied again: Patio theatre cancels “Troll Academy” tour

Evelyn Baker

October 23, 2017


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What would have been Milo Yiannopoulos’ second appearance in Chicago since protesters disrupted a May 2016 event at DePaul University hosting the former Breitbart editor has been cancelled due to cries of opposition and safety concerns. Read More »...

Trump administration repeals Clean Power Plan

Trump administration repeals Clean Power Plan

Emily McTavish

October 16, 2017


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In an effort to roll back policies from former President Barack Obama’s administration, Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced last week that the Clean Power Plan (CPP) would be repealed. The EPA  is arguing that the plan exceeded the agency’s governing power g...

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 16, 2017

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 16, 2017

The Associated Press

October 16, 2017


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This week's international headlines [accordions] [accordion title="Nigerian court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trials" load="show"] A Nigerian court has convicted 45 Boko Haram members in the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history. The closed-door proceedings have raised the concerns of human rights groups about whether the trials of the 1,669 peop...

Irish law banning most abortions could change in 2018

Irish law banning most abortions could change in 2018

Carina Smith

October 9, 2017


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At a time of intense political polarization, the argument over whether abortions should be legal or not is at the forefront of many politicians' campaigns. The debate over reproductive rights has become an international issue, including in Ireland where the government announced in late September they plan to...

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 9, 2017

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 9, 2017

The Associated Press

October 9, 2017


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International headlines to know this week [accordions] [accordion title="Trump considering 'bump stock' ban" load="show"] President Donald Trump says his administration is considering whether "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like fully automatic weapons should be banned in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre...

The nation mourns for Las Vegas

The nation mourns for Las Vegas

Evelyn Baker

October 4, 2017


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No motive has been discovered to explain the awful terrorist attack in Las Vegas, Nevada on late Sunday evening. An individual gunman who had checked into the Mandalay Hotel busted the window of his hotel room on the 32nd floor to set up a makeshift shooting range. However, instead of targeting paper cuto...

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