Category: National and Global News

Research in Greenland Reveals Much About Warming Temperatures

Researchers in Greenland have made an alarming discovery–using ice core samples, scientists have deduced that arctic temperatures are the warmest they’ve been in 1,000 years. That’s not to say that it was this warm in the 11th century; 1000-year-old samples are simply the oldest scientists can effectively research. Climate scientists drill deep into glaciers for […]

Liam Dunne '26

Brazilian Politics Left Reeling After Attack on Capitol

During the months following his electoral defeat to leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro aimed to discredit the results of the October election. Bolsonaro’s use of such inflammatory rhetoric incited mass violence outside of Brazil’s National Congress in Brasilia on Jan. 8, and was eerily similar to the Jan. […]

Eileen Cooney '23

A Recap of the 2022 Midterm Elections

In early November, Democrats were projected as likely to lose the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate; polling and analyst opinion predicted a “red wave” in the midterm elections. As results continue to roll in, Democrats have clinched the Senate majority, holding 50 seats plus the tie-breaking vote of Vice President […]

Liam Dunne '26

Can the U.K. Find a Reliable Leader That Lasts More Than 45 Days?

With Boris Johnson’s resignation that left the nation in shambles and Liz Truss’s departure after just 45 days as Prime Minister, the United Kingdom is looking for a stable leader for the third time in two months. Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak was named Prime Minister on Tuesday, Oct. 25. A member of the Conservative […]

Shannon Kelly '26

South Korea: Halloween Crowd Crush Kills at Least 150

On Oct. 30, a popular nightlife district of Seoul, South Korea called Itaewon was packed for the first Halloween celebration since the COVID-19 pandemic. The area was expecting around 100 thousand individuals in the neighborhood, but the police were reportedly understaffed. What happened next was a tragedy that not many could have predicted. The streets […]

Natasha Allen '25

Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District Election: Seth Magaziner vs. Allan Fung

by Sarah McLaughlin ’23 With Congressman Jim Langevin not seeking re-election, the Rhode Island 2nd Congressional District seat is up for grabs this election season. The Providence College campus, as well as the surrounding off-campus neighborhood, is a part of this district, which spans from western Providence to the northwestern, southwestern, and southeastern reaches of […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall on the Gulf Coast of Florida

After causing record-breaking devastation in Western Cuba, Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, near Fort Myers, FL, just shy of entering into the Category 5 threshold, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. For days, forecasters had told Florida residents to expect extremely dangerous meteorological conditions, predicting that rains and winds would […]

Eileen Cooney '23