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June, 2014

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The Rise, End and Rebirth of @everyword

By On June 30, 2014

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, our beloved Twitter account, @everyword has run its course. If you’re not familiar with @everyword, it is a Twitter bot designed by renaissance man computer… Read More

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USA

GMOs and Monsanto: Taking Over the Food Industry?

By On June 30, 2014

“ Those who control the food, control the people.” -Henry Kissinger Genetically Modified Organisms, what are more commonly referred to as GMOs, are organisms whose genetic material have been altered or transformed… Read More

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Lifestyle

Spikes: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

By On June 30, 2014

Spikes are popping up all over the world. Spikes in the ground in order to prevent homeless people from sleeping wherever they are. They have been installed in many countries, including China,… Read More

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USA

The death of broadcast TV. And why it can’t come soon enough.

By On June 27, 2014

Broadcast TV is dying. It’s no secret. While the median American age hovers at 37, the average broadcast TV viewer is 54 years old. The two largest cable providers in the United… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: June 25, 2014

By On June 25, 2014

Chinese warships to join US in drills off Hawaii for first time    Explosion rips through mall in Nigerian capital, killing at least 21: police    Brides for sale: Vietnamese women, young… Read More

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Bonnaroo Revyoo Pt. 2

By On June 25, 2014

My feet are just starting to forgive me after the torment they went through on the day of reckoning of Bonnaroo, Saturday. This is the day where everything comes to a crescendo… Read More

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International

It Only Gets Worse: Syrian Opposition Groups Recruiting Children

By On June 25, 2014

The Syrian crisis only continues to get worse. On Monday, Human Rights Watch released a comprehensive report detailing the use of children in active and support roles in opposition forces in Syria.… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: June 24, 2014

By On June 24, 2014

60 females, 31 boys abducted in northeast Nigeria    Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the world’s bee collapse   Dubai Stock Market Crashes… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: June 23, 2014

By On June 23, 2014

Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Egypt   Football match-fixing: Ghana deal casts cloud over World Cup finals in Brazil   Polish Foreign Minister: We Gave The US A… Read More

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International

In Some Immense Shit (ISIS)

By On June 22, 2014

4,000 troops dead. 25,000 wounded. $3 trillion dollars spent. This is the cost that the United States paid for the “Mission Accomplished” banner on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln when… Read More

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Lifestyle

A Place That Makes You

By On June 22, 2014

To escape. To leave it all behind.  To see what else is out there. That is all that I thought I wanted for the last semester of high school, feeling trapped in… Read More

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Asia

Japan’s Commercial Whaling: The Beginning of the End

By On June 21, 2014

Japan has had deep roots to whaling stretching all the way back to the 12th century. During the early periods, those in small coastal towns took to whaling as a source of… Read More

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USA

Keystone XL Pipeline: The Key to Climate Catastrophe

By On June 21, 2014

Key·stone ˈkēˌstōn/ the central principle or part of a policy, system, etc., on which all else depends. An example of the term is a keystone species, specie that have a large and… Read More

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Bonnaroo 2014 Revyoo Pt. 1

By On June 20, 2014

I’ve been trying to find a clever way to begin this and figure out where to even start discussing one of the best weekends of my life, but I have no idea… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: June 20, 2014

By On June 20, 2014

Pope Francis condemns the ‘evil’ of drug use    Kenyan forces kill five suspected in coastal town massacres   WikiLeaks publishes ‘secret draft’ of world trade agreement … Read More

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Asia

The Unspoken Power of the Media

By On June 20, 2014

The media is an integral segment of public knowledge sources, and can wield powerful influence, particularly in the dissemination of political and legislative information. The media is an essential, inescapable facet of… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: June 19, 2014

By On June 19, 2014

Fiji accuses global community of abandoning the Pacific on climate change, singles out ‘selfish’ Australia   Three Chinese anti-corruption activists have been given lengthy jail terms for urging officials to disclose wealth.… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: June 18, 2014

By On June 18, 2014

Labor and the Greens have challenged the government to call a double dissolution election after the Senate defeated a bill to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for a second time.   … Read More

Lifestyle

The R- Word

By On June 17, 2014

The more I think about it, the more stupid I feel for being scared to admit this, but bear with me. My name is Sarah Hakani, and I’m religious. If I haven’t… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: June 17, 2014

By On June 17, 2014

UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass surveillance of residents’ Facebook and Google use   Pacific Nation Bans Fishing in One of World’s Largest Marine Parks   MSF hospital bombed in… Read More