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Cryptocurrency is changing the financial world

Cryptocurrency is changing the financial world

Lauren Hightower, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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If you haven’t been paying attention to cryptocurrencies, now is the time to start. Digital currencies are becoming more popular and causing a stir across America. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to emerge in America in 2010 and has become the most popular. Other currencies have followed sui...

One step backward

One step backward

Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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The outlook of this country’s involvement in environmental policy in 2018 seems very bleak. In 2017, environmental policies took a step backward on past progress that shaped policies protecting the environment on both a domestic and international level. Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection A...

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in massive protests on Dec. 28 against the Iranian regime that lasted all the way into last week. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called for two separate U.N. emergency sessions to discuss the situation. The demonstrations occurred across Iran, and...

Nation and World Briefs: January, 8 2018

Nation and World Briefs: January, 8 2018

The Associated Press

January 8, 2018


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Record low temperatures and massive storms hit the Northeast A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, dumping as much as 17 inches of snow in some areas and unleashing hurricane-force winds and historic flooding that closed schools and offices and halted transportation from the Carolin...

“Swatting” call takes a life

“Swatting” call takes a life

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

January 8, 2018


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A call came in to the Wichita, Kansas police department on Thursday, Dec. 28 that painted a scary tale of a man who was holding his mother and brother hostage after killing his father. Police surrounded the house that evening as the victim was on his phone in his living room. Moments after they arriv...

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 »...

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