Category: National and Global News

Juul Reaches Multi-State Settlement in Continuing Legal Saga

Juul Laboratories recently settled upon a multi-state agreement with 33 U.S. states and Puerto Rico regarding their marketing practices targeting minors. Per Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, the lead state representative spearheading the issue: “They relentlessly marketed vaping products to underage youth.” The implications of the agreement are tantamount to utter financial decimation for the […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Dies: England Loses its Longest Reigning Monarch

The news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death was announced on Sept. 8, 2022 by Buckingham Palace. The UK’s longest-reigning monarch, who presided over the country for seven decades, died at the age of 96. Sean Coughlan, a royal correspondent, in conjunction with George Bowden from BBC News, reported early on Sept. 8 that illness had […]

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U.S., Other NATO Allies Respond to Putin’s Actions: Tensions Ensue as Russian Uncertainty Threatens Ukraine’s Sovereignty

  Addison Wakelin ’22 In the latest developments of the geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and its NATO allies against Putin, Russia’s growing encroachment on Ukraine’s sovereignty perpetuates a bleak cycle of deeply fragmented regional and international relations between the global superpowers.  Russia and Ukraine have long feuded in the Eastern European region. The bilateral […]

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U.S. Senate Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

By Addison Wakelin ’22 On April 7, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. This monumental decision makes her the 116th justice to be confirmed, along with the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, the highest court in the nation.  The 53-47 Senate final vote showed a […]

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CRT, Pedophilia, and Conservatives, Oh My!: Senate Confirms Judge Jackson for SCOTUS Pick

On April 7, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. This monumental decision makes her the 116th justice to be confirmed, along with the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, the highest court in the nation.  The 53-47 Senate final vote showed a rather stark contrast in […]

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Tidal Wave of Textiles: More Tear than Wear in the Fashion Industry

  By: Olivia Coletti ’24 The consumer’s interest in sustainability and desire to buy recycled goods has never been higher, yet global waste tells a different story. With increasingly harmful environmental costs of  waste, buyers should take their power as a consumer and use conscious decision-making when purchasing items. What’s the rush in fashion, and […]

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Facebook Whistleblower Exposes Company’s Influence: How the Social Media Company’s Algorithms Can Harm Users

Frances Haugen shook the public’s perceptions of social media when she anonymously filed complaints with federal law enforcement about Facebook Inc., now known as Meta Platforms, Inc. Haugen worked as a product manager at Facebook before quitting in May due to her concern with the company’s power, motives, and harm imposed on society.   In October, […]

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In Wisconsin Courthouse, Jury Says “Not Guilty”: Rittenhouse Acquitted of All Charges in Controversial Verdict

On Nov. 19, eighteen-year old Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges in his trial over the shootings of three white men, two of whom died, during demonstrations in Kenosha, WI over a year ago. In Aug. 2020, Rittenhouse, a resident of Antioch, IL, located just across the border of Wisconsin, partook in demonstrations after […]

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Tensions Between Taiwan and China Rise: International Leaders Warn of Increasing Possibility of War

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister warns that his nation is preparing for war with China and urges Australia to increase intelligence sharing and security cooperation as Beijing intensifies military intimidation. More than 35 aircraft from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have flown into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), prompting the self-ruled island to deploy its own […]

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Student Protests Erupt at UMass Amherst

  Throughout this week, hundreds of students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have participated in numerous protests over claims of repeated sexual assault at UMass fraternities. In particular, anonymous allegations of a female student being drugged and raped at the Theta Chi house on Saturday night have sparked several student protests, both at the […]

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