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Seoul Halloween Crowd Crush

Seoul Halloween Crowd Crush

Vince Kim November 27, 2022

On a Saturday evening October 29, a massive Halloween crowd of 100,000 people in the Itaewon district of South Korea’s capital Seoul devolved into a disastrous crowd crush. The narrow, sloped streets...

COP27 Strike Landmark Deal, But Plans On Reducing Emissions Remain Unclear

COP27 Strike Landmark Deal, But Plans On Reducing Emissions Remain Unclear

Vince Kim November 27, 2022

Countries came to an agreement at the COP27 climate summit on Nov. 20 to provide a loss and damage fund for vulnerable countries damaged by climate disasters. While the breakthrough deal has been considered...

Midterm Election Results

Midterm Election Results

Ava Kahn November 27, 2022

The 2022 Midterm elections bare unexpected results. Many people were expecting for there to be a red wave, which would have been a series of Republican victories. However, the Democrats over-performed...

Ukraines Grain Deal

Ukraine’s Grain Deal

Ava Kahn November 27, 2022

Ukraine is one of the largest exporters of wheat, corn, and sunflower oil. When war broke out between Ukraine and Russia, global food prices rose significantly. Following this, a deal was brokered by the...

Developments in Ukraine: November 2022

Developments in Ukraine: November 2022

Sanjay Palta-Hill November 27, 2022

Nearly nine months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainians received a huge morale boost after pushing Russian forces out of the city of Kherson. Kherson is a key city in southeastern Ukraine that...

College Basketball Update

College Basketball Update

Sanjay Palta-Hill, Sports Editor November 26, 2022

College basketball has been more competitive so far this year. After spending most of the season at #1 in the AP Top 25, North Carolina lost a tight game to unranked Iowa State in the Phil Knight Invitational....

NBA Update

NBA Update

Sanjay Palta-Hill, Sports Editor November 26, 2022

The NBA season is now in full swing, and it’s been a lot more competitive than we initially expected it to be. The Boston Celtics replaced the Milwaukee Bucks as the top team in the Eastern Conference....

NFL Update: Vikings-Bills Chaos, Packers Comeback, Chargers-Chiefs Showdown

NFL Update: Vikings-Bills Chaos, Packers Comeback, Chargers-Chiefs Showdown

Vince Kim November 25, 2022

Game of the Year! Vikings Clinch Unbelievable Victory against Bills What a thriller between the two of the strongest teams in the league! After trailing and entering halftime at 24-10 against the Buffalo...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever--a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever–a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Eva Eckel November 23, 2022

Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was one of the most anticipated movies of this year, starring Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda,...

Back and Forth with Elon Musks Twitter Verification Plan

Back and Forth with Elon Musk’s Twitter Verification Plan

Jonathan Buscher November 22, 2022

  Following legal controversy regarding Elon Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter for around $44 billion dollars, and his resulting backing out from the deal, the billionaire was eventually pressured...

Threats Targeting U.S. Congress Members on the Rise

Threats Targeting U.S. Congress Members on the Rise

Jonathan Buscher November 22, 2022

Across partisan lines, members of the U.S. Congress are receiving an increasing number of confrontations and threats by members of society, especially following the events of January 6th, 2021. Especially...

Claims of Election Fraud  Despite of Certified Brazilian Election

Claims of Election Fraud Despite of Certified Brazilian Election

Jonathan Buscher November 22, 2022

During the second-round election of the Brazilian Presidential race on October 30, 2022, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, most commonly known as simply Lula, was elected as Brazil’s new president as he defeated...

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