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Conflict renewed: ISIS offensive advances

Conflict renewed: ISIS offensive advances

Rachel Hinton

May 25, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

New setbacks in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS or ISIL) came May 17 after the militant group took over Ramadi, a key strategic city in central Iraq. The fall of the city came after seven more airstrikes in Ramadi by the U.S.-led coalition. Read More »...

ISIS and the shocking weaponization of media

ISIS and the shocking weaponization of media

Ryan Marcotte

March 8, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

Since the militant group’s violent rise, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (popularly known as ISIS) has not failed to make their extremist and brutal behaviors known, releasing execution videos as a method of “beating the war drums,” as well as an act of intimidation and possibly even a recruitment technique.  Wha...

Nation & World news briefs: Feb. 9, 2015

Nation & World news briefs: Feb. 9, 2015

The Associated Press

February 8, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

White House proposes initial budget for 2016 Promising to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the working poor. Obama's budget also would steer hundreds of billions of dollars to the nat...

The death of my brother Peter Kassig by ISIS: Silence at a price

The death of my brother Peter Kassig by ISIS: Silence at a price

Sam Schwindt

November 18, 2014


Filed under Opinions

The government did not do enough to save my brother, Peter Kassig. I found out he had been captured by ISIS in late February. I had been desperately seeking information on his whereabouts since our last communication the previous September. Peter was taken October 2013; yet, my mother, sister, and I we...

Peacekeepers or resource raiders: The ISIS dilemma

Peacekeepers or resource raiders: The ISIS dilemma

Fabio De Simone

October 21, 2014


Filed under Opinions

If you have been following the news in the slightest, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). There have been countless articles that have made a spectacle of the imminent threat that this group poses to Western countries, such as a recent article from The ...

Many Westerners pack bags, leave to join ISIS

Many Westerners pack bags, leave to join ISIS

Jackson Danbeck

October 5, 2014


Filed under Nation & World

As ISIS expanded its territory over Iraq and Syria, many Westerners from outside the region have left their homes to fight for the Jihadist group. Their reasons for joining differ, from helping the suffering, trying to become closer to Islam, or finding brotherhood and community. Yet they all have on...

ISIS: Threat or theocracy?

ISIS: Threat or theocracy?

Xan Mandell

September 28, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Chances are, if you’ve been following the news recently, you’re under the impression that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a direct and imminent threat to the United States, and you’re not alone. Read More »...

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

Kevin Gross

September 21, 2014


Filed under Nation & World

Measure marks increasing US re-involvment in Middle East With the escalating reign of chaos conducted by extremist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — Congress approved a measure on Sept. 18 to arm and train other rebel groups in Syria to combat ISIS,...

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