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Why the Syrian Missile Strike is Trump’s Best Decision So Far

Why the Syrian Missile Strike is Trump’s Best Decision So Far

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017 • 48 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 4, Syrian government planes killed dozens of people in a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib. Two days later, the US responded in a surprising way: actually punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The USS Ross and USS Porter launched 59 tomahawk missiles onto...

Crisis in Syria bigger than WWII

Crisis in Syria bigger than WWII

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor
March 1, 2016 • 256 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since the horrors of World War II. The Middle East, North Africa, and Western Asia are particularly hard hit. Millions of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Yemen are fleeing violence and war in their countries. In all of 2014, approximately...

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015 • 383 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

In 2011, what began as peaceful protests against the Syrian government morphed into a full-out war.  Other countries jumped in, and soon Syria was entangled in a confused battle against terrorism, rebellion, governments, with shoddy alliances and a variety of goals to be accomplished. As with all...

History is Repeating Itself: The Syrian Crisis

History is Repeating Itself: The Syrian Crisis

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor
November 17, 2015 • 245 views
Filed under News, Showcase

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis is the world’s largest disaster since World War II. The crisis in Syria has shaken innocent men, women, and children. They have been suffering within their own country. Their only hope in surviving this crisis is to move on into neighboring countries, and leave everything...

ISIS Explained

ISIS Explained

Lacy Hamilton, Editor in Chief
May 7, 2015 • 421 views
Filed under News, Showcase

For those who are truly embarrassingly uninformed about ISIS, they should first know that “ISIS” stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. President Obama refers to ISIS as “ISIL,” which stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a historic name for the land mass east of the Mediterranean from Egypt. ISIS is widely known for bei...

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Lacy Hamilton, Staff Writer
September 17, 2013 • 1,746 views
Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

Syria Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the refugee crisis within the country has become an international matter. In July, the United Nations declared that the crisis is so horrendous that it nears the refugee crisis of Rwandan genocide in 1994. Because of the drastic results of the c...

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