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Looting should not deter aid to Haiti

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 24, 2016

While many people in the U.S. were concerned about the effects Hurricane Matthew would have on Florida and surrounding states, Haiti, a country already suffering from past disasters and poor infrastructure, s...

Italian earthquake conviction rests on shaky ground

By Max Green Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

In the days leading up to April 6, 2009, citizens of L’Aquila, a small town in the Abruzzo region of Italy, began feeling tremors in the earth. However, local seismologists determined the shocks were not strong enough to warrant an evacuation. This was an unfortunate underestimation—disaster struck when an earthquake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the town, killing more than 300 people.The incorrect analysis wo...

Happily unhealthy: A case study of sports fans

By Lindsey Woods

April 30, 2012

The fragrant, distinct smell of spicy buffalo wings, the familiar crack of a beer being opened, face paint and foam fingers can only mean one thing: It’s game time.The game day activities many fans relish are undoubtedly unhealthy, but new research published in The Sport Journal suggests that poor eating and drinking habits may extend beyond game day.According to the study co-authored by Daniel Sweeney, a professor at the ...

Birth control battle

By Emily Fasold

April 23, 2012

While the first wave of feminism in the early 20th century was aimed at gaining the right to vote, the current generation of American women has struggled to achieve full insurance coverage for pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception and other women’s health care issues. Up until now, that is.After fierce negotiation, President Barack Obama’s administration and the Department of Health and Human Services announ...

Crisis responses warrant society’s outrage not unemployment

By Meghan Keyes

March 28, 2011

Japan was hit with a 9.0 earthquake on March 11, leaving more than 6,911 people dead and nearly 10,316 unaccounted for, as of press time. There is no way to diminish the tragedy affecting the Japanese people, although those speaking out against it are trying.Much of the media’s attention was focused on the “disparaging” tweets of Gilbert Gottfried, a comedian and the voice of Aflac’s duck mascot. Gottfried posted jokes ...

Nuclear concerns highlighted

By Heather McGraw

March 28, 2011

Japan’s dire nuclear situation has many Americans concerned about the state of nuclear power in the U.S., causing a surge in preventative medication purchases and re-evaluation of the country’s nuclear energy needs.When Japan was hit with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, it caused a fatal tsunami and shifted the tectonic plates, moving Japan 13 feet closer to the U.S. These natural phenomena caused the nuclear react...

Some young voters choose not to cast their ballots

By Eleanor Blick

November 1, 2010

As Election Day nears, analysts are buzzing with predictions about the young adult voter turnout. The big question: Will the age group’s record participation in the 2008 election be repeated? The answer: Not likely.Unfortunately, I will contribute to what will likely be a drop in the turnout. I am not casting a ballot this election.But contrary to the popular epithet rattled off about the disengaged millennial generation, I don’t think...

Location of 2009-10-24 quake off Indonesia

Heavy 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

October 26, 2009

A heavy earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck deep underwater off the eastern shores of Indonesia on Saturday, officials said.According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake's epicentre was loca...

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