With all the controversy surrounding the 2016 presidential election in the United States, many of us assume that our elections were a singularity. However, in looking at the many other elections going on around the world, we can see a trend of corruption. Though Robert Mueller’s special investigation may seem like a big deal to […]

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Columbus Day is approaching, and it has me asking, “Why are we still celebrating this?” Every second Monday of October, the United States has a federal holiday that only an assortment of schools and businesses actually observe. But let’s be real, why do we still celebrate this holiday? Its named after a man whose greatest […]

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1. Stash backpack This compact backpack folds and zips to the size of a thin, paperback book. Incredibly lightweight, it can hold 30 pounds. You’ll want this for collecting souvenirs you didn’t think you had the budget for. Okay, maybe you still don’t have the budget for it, but when’s the next time you’ll be […]

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Wales reformed its law on organ donation policy on Dec. 1. Now, every person over the age of 18 who has lived in Wales for over a year will be eligible to be an organ donor unless they explicitly opt out. The organs will be used to save lives all over the United Kingdom and […]

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The Hungarian camerawoman who kicked and tripped a Syrian refugee running from Hungarian police is now suing that refugee and Facebook. Petra Laszlo is suing Facebook because, as the Russian newspaper Izvestia reports, the website refuses to take down derogatory content about her, and instead deletes groups that support Laszlo. And she’s suing the refugee […]

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DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer The Smithsonian Institution is advancing plans to open its first international exhibit in London, set to open as early as 2021. The Smithsonian, which encompasses 19 museums, nine research facilities and a zoo, is a federally funded institution with all of its sectors currently located domestically. The Smithsonian, however, has British […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman Thirty hours doesn’t sound like that much, but it ended up being just enough. Barcelona, two hours by plane from where I’m studying in London, is a gorgeous, dynamic city that I was lucky enough to see this weekend. While it was a short trip (we arrived at our hostel […]

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By Lauren Dezenski, Staff Writer @LaurenDezenski Another weekend, another country visited. This weekend’s destination was Barcelona, where I’ve been hoping to travel since I started taking Spanish in seventh grade. Armed with a laundry list of recommendations and fewer than 36 hours, my friend Rima and I set out on our glorious Ryanair flight to […]

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