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Health

Why are Measles on the Rise Again?

Just this week, on Tuesday, May 7, a cruise ship carrying members of the Church of Scientology docked at the Caribbean island of Curaçao, and brought an outbreak of measles with them. Hundreds of passengers and crew members have been placed under quarantine on the ship while blood samples are currently being drawn to inspect the situation. It all started when on April 30, when a female crew member was formally diagnosed with the disease

International

The Dark Side To Coffee Production

Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed daily — it’s simple to just buy it from our local Starbucks. It may seem easy for us but it certainly isn’t for coffee farmers in countries like Ethiopia and Brazil, where they are being exploited. With the global population demanding more of this famous beverage, these farmers are more susceptible to the violation of their human rights. Higher demand for coffee equates to foreign businesses employing

International

Guam Youth Congress: The Importance of Youth Politics and Policymaking

The Guam Youth Congress was created in 1975 by then-Senator Carl T.C. Gutierrez as a training ground for Guam’s future leaders. Today, representatives from the island’s villages and schools gather to discuss and debate issues that plague our island. Christian Valencia, the Speaker of the House of Guam Youth Congress, believes that the organization provides the youth with an avenue to voice their concerns about issues that affect them and their communities. It gives them

Op-ed

How Speaking The Same Language Can Solve Global Problems

Once, when I was in kindergarten, I got on an older relative’s nerves, and she told me to stop “pushing buttons.” Later, she paused, asking me if I even knew what “pushing buttons” meant. I responded, “No, because you say I’m pushing buttons, but I don’t see any buttons!” This endearing childhood story actually demonstrates a very real and all too common problem in our society: we often fail at communicating effectively. On an interpersonal

Politics

Journalism Is the Riskiest Job in Erdogan’s Turkey

Ever since Trump took office, the term “fake news’‘ have become quite popular around the globe and it started a ripple effect where it began to be used by everyone. Trump began to target the left-wing media who did not agree with his views and claimed that their broadcasting is simply fake news. At first glance, this term might look harmless, however, with further inspection, you will come to the realization that a much bigger

Politics

State Department Announces Cut in Aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

The White House reported this Saturday that the United States will be cutting aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, an end to the months-long fight the Trump administration has been waging against the Obama-era policy. A spokesperson for the State Department said that “at the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 assistance programs for the Northern Triangle.” The program in question is the U.S.

LGBT+

Brunei to Establish Harsh Laws Against Gay Sex

In the modern world, it is difficult to fathom a nation evoking the death penalty due to an individual’s sexual orientation — it may be deemed an absurdity. Even considering the continued persecution and discrimination of the LGBT+ community in the Western sphere, most nations have absolved their legal condemnation of same-sex courtship between consenting adults, establishing laws that prevent others from hindering their freedom of sexual expression. Such progression in Western nations may cause

Real Life

The Power of Journalism: ‘The Scoop’ Interns Express Passion for Writing

Many teenagers today join organizations to meet people with the same interests: sports, arts, or music. Despite the popular assemblies, some teens are enthralled with writing and the power of words. They believe that they could change the world by reporting issues in the news. In the island of Guam, The Scoop is an organization that consists of teen reporters who are interns for the Guam Daily Post. Ranging from entertaining to serious topics, the

Real Life

The 10 Major Threats to Global Health in 2019

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released their report on ten threats to global health in 2019– an important list to the citizens of our society and world in order to maintain awareness of international issues that can affect any and everyone. Vaccine Hesitancy Vaccine hesitancy, commonly coined “anti-vaxxing,” is the Western world’s ever-growing refusal to receive vaccinations. The “anti-vax” movement erupted in the United States largely due to a decades-old, recently retracted research study

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