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Zika Virus Strikes the Americas

After being identified in Uganda in 1947, Zika Virus spread throughout Africa and India. Since the 1950’s, Zika spread throughout equatorial countries in Africa and Asia before reaching the Pacific island of Yap in 2007. In 2015, the virus reached Brazil, beginning the largest outbreak of the disease yet.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

On Monday, February 1, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika Virus a “Public health emergency of international concern.” Zika is the latest major disease outbreak in the world and has spread across North and South America since October 2015 when an out...

Poverty Prevention: Has the United States Made Progress?

Congressman Paul Ryan, vice-presidential running mate to Mitt Romney in 2012’s presidential election, offers his opinion on the effectiveness of government organizations with the intent to assist those in economic crisis while Bread from the City, a Washington relief organization, discusses his speech.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

May 13, 2014

Over the past decade, modern developed countries have taken great leaps in order to lessen the percentage of their population under the poverty line. Significantly, Latin America has made tremendous progress in reducing extreme financial crisis among the Latin population. The World Bank, a United Nations financial institut...

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