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Sudan’s Dictatorship Crisis

Hamsini Sivakumar, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Filed under Politics, Showcase

Sudan has been through a lot over the past 20 years: a brutal civil war that created the country of South Sudan and another war in the western region of Darfur. With all of this conflict, it’s easy to forget the other problem they have: the president of Sudan has been in power for 30 years, and he is known for bringing a cruel iron fist down on the country to keep it. Omar al-Bashir first took power in 1989 from a military coup. Du...

Gypsy Rose Blanchard – Murderer?

Gypsy Rose Blanchard – Murderer?

March 20, 2019

Perhaps you have reviewed the infamous case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard once or twice through documentaries such as Mommy Dead and Dearest by Erin Lee Carr on HBO. However, most are unfamiliar with her fa...

Brazil: The Appeal of Bolsonaro

Anna Krüger, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Filed under Politics, Showcase

Authoritarianism is nothing new, as many leaders throughout history have adopted the concept of depriving their people of liberty. From Benito Mussolini in Italy to Joseph Stalin in Russia to Adolf Hitler in Germany. However, more recently, numerous modern leaders have embraced this anti-liberal ideology, such as Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and newly Jair Messias Bols...

Feedback on the Results of the American Mid-term 2018 Elections

Lucas Rentz, Writer

February 26, 2019

Filed under Politics, Showcase

FIS Students Speak on the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections   Following the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections, I decided to conduct a series of interviews with politically engaged FIS students in hopes of getting students talking about pertinent issues in today’s society. The elections have sparked controversy on the national and international scale, shifting the tides of global politics as we currently see them. However, not...

American Government Shutdown: Who is to blame?

Hamsini Sivakumar, Writer

February 26, 2019

Filed under Politics, Showcase

The 2018-19 American government shutdown lasted 35 days and affected the lives of over 800,000 federal workers. It was one of the most divisive in history, beginning because of a spending bill but becoming about the bitter rivalry between modern Democrats and Republicans. The shutdown has been at the center of the current political atmosphere in America, which has become hostile and divided over this issue. The main r...

Genetically Enhancing Babies, an Ethical Argument

Rudra Padmanabhan, Editor of Tech and Science

February 26, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Tech and Science

A lot of us wonder what genes we have received from our parental units. Well what if you are a child that has genes that don’t link back to either of your parents? This could be our future. Genetic research is becoming more prominent in the 21st century with newer technology being released and better means of research. This has been in studies like the Human Genome Project where researchers mapped out our genes to underst...

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