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Syrian Refugee Crisis

Two Syrian boys, who fled from home with their family, walk back to their tent in a refugee camp

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

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...

Friday Links: Crisis in Ukraine

NATO calls for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine and to respect its sovereignty.

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014

On February 22, President Yanukovych of Ukraine was ousted from power by angry demonstrators. Protests among the pro-Russia east were common, none more so than in Crimea, an autonomous region in eastern Ukraine, where there is an ethnic Russian majority. Over the past weekend, unmarked soldiers suspected to be Russian and pro-Russian defense forces surrounded Ukrainian military bases thr...

Friday Links: Ukraine Violence

Protesters and police began to square off as violence increased in the streets

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014

Back in November, protesters took to the streets to protest Ukrainian President Yanukovych’s decision to create closer ties to Russia rather than the European Union, as well as to protest an increasingly powerful government. While the protests started out peaceful, the police began to crackdown on ...

Jodi Picoult Has the Answers to Your Publishing Questions

“Writing can be healing, as you must 
know by now, and perhaps you can inspire 
another kid who was just like you.

Sydney Gage, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

Ask any teenager what their dreams consist of, and most will either answer with uncertainty or with irrational haste.  Some will say they desire to travel to faraway countries, to become famous actors, or to simply survive high school.  Others may not know what they want to do with their futures yet—a...

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