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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

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...

A Syrian kid savages what is left from a battlefield. He hopes to find something useful to aid him in.

Crisis in Syria bigger than WWII

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor March 1, 2016

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,...

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

Syrian Refugee Crisis

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,...

A Syrian girl pauses in awe of the destruction by the bombing run. She is one of millions of children who are struck by the horrors of this war. Photo source

History is Repeating Itself: The Syrian Crisis

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor November 17, 2015

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....

ISIS Explained

Lacy Hamilton, Editor in Chief May 7, 2015

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...

Junior Deborah Welch glues over the red, white, and blue of the American flag, morphing the top superpower’s national symbol into its close competitor’s flag.

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Lacy Hamilton, Staff Writer September 17, 2013

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...

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