A WORD FROM WILL

A WORD FROM WILL In the wake of political uprising following the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to nullify an alleged fraudulent election result, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta went on the record after being informed he will have to rerun for his presidential seat. “Your neighbor will still be your neighbor regardless of whatever has happened,” Kenyatta said in a speech […]

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No longer set in stone

Randolph College chooses to remove statue of local Confederate soldier   Randolph College has made monumental changes to its campus after the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees elected to remove the statue of a Confederate soldier and local philanthropist, George Morgan Jones, from its campus.   The statue, removed Aug. 25, depicted Jones in a Confederate general’s uniform […]

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Transgender military

Trump issues directive ending policy for transgender US service members   When President Donald Trump tweeted in July 2017 that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to serve in the United States military, the response was a firestorm of criticism claiming the president was violating the constitutional rights of transgendered individuals.   However, when the White House issued the […]

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Reflecting on history

Respecting public property and our nation’s history   Various groups across America have called for either the removal or destruction of all Confederate monuments. According to them, these statues have always been symbols of racism and oppression, offending all who come within their sight. However, I personally believe the statues should stay because of their historical significance. But if they […]

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Call for neutrality

Facebook faces more backlash for bias in news feed   With over a billion daily users and two billion monthly users, Facebook is now being used by over a quarter of the world’s population, giving it immense influence.   Not content to simply be a mode of personal communication, former Facebook workers revealed in 2016 that the site has stepped […]

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Fight for free speech

UC Berkeley cancels visit from conservative speaker, citing safety concerns Hitler was not really that bad of a guy. Black Lives Matter is worse than the Ku Klux Klan. Muslims should be banned from America. All of these statements are blatantly false and should incite rage in anyone who reads them. However, if these statements were not allowed to be […]

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Nuclear weapons watch

North Korea continues missile tests despite threats from US and neighbors “The shield stands guard, and the sword stands ready.” These bold and clear words spoken by Vice President Mike Pence while addressing U.S. military personnel regarding North Korea’s apparent missile test failure, speaks to the tension building between the two countries. Following the seemingly botched trial missile launch, President […]

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Deal or no deal

Trump administration looking to end Iran deal The historic Iran nuclear deal passed during the Obama administration was a milestone in and of itself. An agreement between the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union rarely sees itself come to fruition. Barack Obama seemed optimistic about the deal and the possibilities it held at the time. […]

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Patriots protest

Several players boycott team’s visit to White House On Wednesday, April 19 President Donald Trump invited the New England Patriots to visit the White House for the annual Super Bowl victory celebration. However, not every Patriots player accepted his invitation, as two-dozen players opted out of the ceremony. Head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Craft attended the ceremony, in […]

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God’s army

Atlanta church to hire police force Jesus tells Peter in the book of Matthew that the gates of hell will not prevail against his church. That is especially true of Briarwood Presbyterian Church now that it has decided to form its own police force. Briarwood Presbyterian Church is a church of more than 4,000 attendees located in Birmingham, Alabama. Not […]

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Second winter

Possible return to Cold War relations Tension is a defining factor in U.S.-Russian relations, and major ideological differences have prevented the two nations from getting along since the formation of the Soviet Union.  Since the end of the Cold War, relations have remained tense between the two nations, with so much constant friction that I almost disregard it when I […]

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Politically correct sports

Cleveland Indians come under pressure from MLB to change team name Society’s vernacular is constantly changing. What one word means today may mean something completely different decades later. The term redskin and the pictures depicting Native Americans found in many sports teams today are meant to be a tribute to America’s first people, not an insult. The image of a […]

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Flying unfriendly skies

United Airlines experiences customer service nightmare following viral video If you have any sort of a vague presence on social media, you’ve heard, seen or read a subtweet about the United Airlines mishap on a flight from Chicago to Louisville. According to USA Today, David Dao was forcibly removed from a United flight after being asked to leave the plane […]

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Eroding environmental protection

The Trump Administration works to undo Clean Power Plan, focus on jobs Since early February, the Trump administration has been working hard to demolish the environmental regulations put in place by the former Obama administration. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday, March 28 at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters that would undo the Clean Power Plan. According to […]

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