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One shutdown, one speech, two views

One shutdown, one speech, two views

By Conan Higgins and Kimsoo Gopnik

January 15, 2019

Editor's note: The partial federal government shutdown is now in its 24th day, the longest such stoppage in American history. President Donald J. Trump spoke to the nation from the Oval Office on Jan. 8, in an attempt to explain his and the Republican Party's approach to the impasse, centering on the pro...

Poland cannot erase the past with silence

Poland cannot erase the past with silence

By Annie Higgins, Staff writer

March 6, 2018

There is no denying that the Holocaust is history’s most notorious genocide, with six million Jews alone murdered by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. Most of the world acknowledges those atrocities -- and yet some have begun to deny their participation, not wanting such infamy to be associated with th...

Climate change: The time to act was yesterday

Climate change: The time to act was yesterday

By Cooper Sandford, Staff writer

January 22, 2018

The world is heating up, Earth’s climate has become chaotic, and experts are worried. Hurricanes are wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and along the gulf coast in the United States, wildfires are growing more intense and frequent in California, and each year seems to bring home a new planetary recor...

California wildfires may be ‘the new normal’

California wildfires may be ‘the new normal’

By Griffin Palefsky, Staff writer

January 11, 2018

California residents are still dealing with the fallout of devastating wildfires that ravaged the state last autumn -- and will be for the foreseeable future, with Gov. Jerry Brown saying in December it is likely to be “the new normal” as part of overall climate change. October, in particular, was a month of unexp...

Macron takes charge of France’s future

Macron takes charge of France’s future

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

June 5, 2017

With France’s tense presidential election over, the country’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte, Emmanuel Macron, has stepped up to face a divided and angry population at home and an increasingly tense diplomatic relationship with President Donald Trump. Mr. Macron, in a vote seen as a referendum o...

Trump and the echoes of Watergate

Trump and the echoes of Watergate

By Andrew Fehribach, Opinion editor

May 24, 2017

On May 9, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man leading the investigation into possible connections between Mr. Trump’s campaign staff and Russia during the 2016 election. The firing seemed awfully familiar for all those who remember October of 1973. Mr. Trump’s White Hou...

Debate over the death penalty

Debate over the death penalty

By Jyotika Vallurupalli and Andrew Fehribach

May 8, 2017

The death penalty is an increasingly archaic concept, so much so that the United States is the only Western democracy that continues to use it as form of punishment. It is a controversial topic that garners attention from around the globe and calls into question America’s moral values. The merits...

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