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Trump Lifts Trophy Ban

April 4, 2018 by

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On 1 March, previous rulings in favor of banning the trophies of elephants being brought into the USA were overturned. This change directly differs from President Donald Trump’s previous stance on the issue. This change occurred with an unusual lack of publicity, despite the subject being a hot topic. The reversal of this ban leads […]

Gun Control Gains Traction

March 12, 2018 by

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Gun Control has been a controversial topic of late. However, the fight for stricter gun control has been going on for quite some time. Trends suggest that much of today’s youth is calling for change in light of the recent mass shootings such as the L.A. shooting and Parkland. Many rallies and protests have gained […]

McCarthyism a Stain on American History

February 1, 2018 by

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Joseph McCarthy came into power as Senator in 1946. On 9 February 1950, at the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia, he made the following comment. “I have here in my hand a list of 205 names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and […]

Government Abuse of Power an Established Routine

January 30, 2018 by

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What is power? Depending on the situation, one can compile many interpretations of the matter. What initially comes to mind when one hears the word ‘power’ varies. It all depends on what the responding person thinks. “Electricity,” English teacher Mr. Andy Good said. “Strength,” history teacher Mr. Paul Kochanasz said. “What initially comes to mind […]

Trump Administration Considers Repealing Ban on Elephant Hunting

December 13, 2017 by

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A census that was conducted in 2014 declared that only around 700,000 African elephants were left in the wild. The President of the United States Donald Trump and the Trump administration are now considering repealing an Obama-era ban that protects these giants. This ban blocks the imports of hunting trophies. The ban was introduced to […]

Australia Votes ‘Yes’ to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

December 7, 2017 by

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On 15 November 2017, Australia announced that they would legalize same-sex marriage. The decision was settled upon a public opinion survey sent out to Australians to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’  on allowing same-sex couples to marry. Overwhelmingly, 61.6% of Australians voted ‘yes,’ while 38.4% voted ‘no.’ More than 12.7 million people participated in the survey. […]

North Korea Continues to Violate Human Rights

November 15, 2017 by

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After World War II, many powerful leaders swore to never let such atrocities happen again. Nevertheless, there is now a crisis that has been going on for quite some time. Escaping a prison camp in North Korea is considered to be impossible, suicidal even. This raises a question, why are there prison camps in the […]