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Many advocacy groups looked to see a woman in the United Nations’ highest office, and there was no shortage of female contenders – seven of the 13 candidates were women – but in the end, Guterres won out. Women make up an increasing portion of the U.N. staff; 34.8 percent of the secretariat staff are women. Photo from

Former Portuguese P.M. Antonio Guterres to be U.N. Secretary General

Jack Scott, Staff Writer October 25, 2016

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council met in New York City and agreed that former Portuguese Prime Minister and former head of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees,...

The United States-Cuba embargo is over after 53 years of hostility. The underwhelming support for the US in this decision was startling. “The continuation of the embargo is totally unjustified and against Cuba’s efforts to achieve a sustainable development,” Ali Khoshroo, the Iran ambassador, said.

UN rejects US embargo of Cuba

Raicheal Havins, News Editor January 27, 2016

In late October, the United Nations met and discussed the US-Cuba embargo. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of ending the 53-year economic standoff. Of the 192 members, only four voted in favor of...

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....

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