Tag Archives: World news

News of the weird

From flying turtles to lego burglary, crazy news from around the world Unprecedented— the unforeseen buzzword of 2020 and 2021— properly characterizes the majority of this past year. However, the pandemic isn’t the only thing that could be seen as unprecedented—recent news has proven to fit the term as well. …

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Shooting for Mars

SpaceX has partially successful launch as the company makes steps toward interplanetary travel On December 8, 2020 in Cameron County, Texas, the SpaceX Starship SN8 successfully “ascended, transitioned propellant, and performed its landing flip maneuver with precise flap control to reach its landing point” before exploding upon landing due to …

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Brexit finally takes effect

What comes after the British and European Union breakup On January 1, the U.K. officially cut its ties with the European Union after a 4 ½ year period of negotiations. The process of the U.K. leaving the EU, known as Brexit, has not been without friction and there are still …

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Uighur Muslim repression called a ‘genocide’

Chinese re-education camps continue to mistreat Uighur Muslims Since 2017, more than 1 million Uighur Muslims have been detained in what the Chinese government is calling “re-education centers” in Xinjiang, China. According to PBS NewsHour, Uighur Muslims who have been detained in these centers say they were interrogated, mistreated and …

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Rights and Responsibility

Evan Goldenberg’s and Seth Rogen’s film The Interview. Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s musical The Book of Mormon and television series South Park. The late Stéphane Charbonnier’s magazine Charlie Hebdo. All examples of satire and all protected under free speech. Although many countries celebrate free speech, such as the United …

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Kony campaign sweeps nation

Good cause, flawed messenger?   Former Minnehaha student Jal Chuol grew up mostly in the U.S. but also in Africa hearing scary stories about monsters that were all too real compared to what we hear as kids about the boogie monster under our bed. While staying at a family friend’s …

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Financial crisis effects CFE trip

The Greek financial crisis threatens a school trip. By Meara Cummings.

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