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America Prepares Tariffs Against European Union, Citing Illegal Subsidies

Erika Sonnemann-Creed, Editor of Features and Extras

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, World

A major trade dispute between the United States (US) and European Union (EU) has reached its boiling point, as both countries prepare to roll out tariffs and duties on the other’s goods. On April 8, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a statement about EU tariffs, d...

Polar Bear Migration Leads to State of Emergency in Russian Towns

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Editor of Features & Extras

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, The Environment, World

It is not uncommon to hear about annual animal migrations. Many species of birds, insects, and other creatures undergo annual migrations, oftentimes following the changing seasons and climates. However, recent movements have included a species not particularly well known for its migratory habits - the...

Paris Wracked by Working-Class Riots Throughout City

Paris Wracked by Working-Class Riots Throughout City

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Editor of Features & Extras

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, World

It’s hard to see. The tears well up, blurring your vision. Hundreds of protesters cough, hack, and weep, the tear gas snaking into their lungs and choking them. Sounds of sirens blare in the distance, occasionally overlapping with the thunderous sound of police firing rubber bullets into the crowd. ...

Russia Fires on Ukrainian Ships, Takes Sailors Hostage

Russia Fires on Ukrainian Ships, Takes Sailors Hostage

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Editor of Features & Extras

December 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, World

Ever since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, Eastern Europe has been in severe political turmoil. Extensions of Russian control over many of the former Soviet states has gradually ramped up in recent years, most likely in part due to the greater control exerted by Russian President Vladimir P...

Jair Bolsonaro Elected President of Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro Elected President of Brazil

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Editor of Features & Extras

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features, World

The ballots are in, and the results are clear. Jair Bolsonaro, leader of the Social Liberal Party, has been elected President of Brazil. In both rounds of voting, Bolsonaro swept the floor, winning 46 percent of the vote in the first round of voting and 55 percent in the second round, compared to the 2...

Whale Crisis in Japan

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment, World

Whales are one of the ocean’s largest and most majestic animals. They have many important roles in the ocean’s ecosystem, according to Whale Facts. One of their roles is to help keep the food chain stable so some species of animals, mainly krill, don’t overpopulate this massive body of water. If ...

Hundreds Dead or Missing After Guatemalan Volcano Eruption

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, World

On Sunday, June 3, everything seemed idyllic around the Volcán de Fuego. The last major eruption had been several decades prior. Guatemalan citizens went around, completing their day-to-day chores. There was an atmosphere of peace; nobody was expecting the horrors which would be unleashed mere minutes...

The Strange World of Yugoslav War Propaganda

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, World

The Balkan peninsula has never been a place of peace. For centuries, constant rebellions, wars, and invasions have threatened the balance of power in both the region and the entirety of Europe. Perhaps this is most exemplified by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, lighting the powderke...

China Moves to Destroy Uyghur Culture in Xinjiang

China Moves to Destroy Uyghur Culture in Xinjiang

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, World

Xinjiang Province is an autonomous region located in western China, bordering the former Central Asian republics comprising the Soviet Union. With a known history spanning back over two millennia, the region has experienced countless foreign occupants and invaders. Despite these constant setbacks, howeve...

Kilauea Volcano goes Ka-Boom

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, World

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Kilauea volcano erupted on the main island, Hawai’i. The homes and cars of many citizens  were destroyed and swallowed by the lava. This previously dormant volcano suddenly erupting has taken many by surprise.   Reference says that “an explosive volcanic eruption is caused by ...

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