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The Nobel Literature Prize Sexual Assault Scandal, Explained

While it right now is the time of the year when the Nobel prize winners are announced, it seems to be quiet about one particular prize: the literature one. For the first time in almost 70 years, there won’t be any Nobel literature laureate; instead, two people will be awarded the prize in 2019 instead of one. It’s all due to a crisis within the academy that awards the prize, caused by a massive corruption and

International

The Africa The Media Never Shows You

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”   The quote above is an ancient african proverb, meaning that until the history and stories of Africa are told by africans, the beauty and greatness will always glorify the hunter. This is directly shown in the portrayal of Africa in western media which only shows a single story of the diverse and beautiful continent. Because of the poor one sided

International

The World’s Largest Child Sacrifice Site May Have Been Discovered

Bones dug under the sand; this is what is left of hundreds of children and llamas that have been laying in Peru’s northern coast, forgotten for around 550 years. The remains of more than 140 children and 200 llamas were found on a cliff in the north-west coast of Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru; the site, Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, had already become known in 2011 for similar discoveries. Since then, excavations have uncovered this massive number of victims, which were, accordingly, all

International

The Mediterranean is a Vast, Silent Cemetery

March 2018 recorded the lowest number of refugees reaching the Italian coasts after crossing the Mediterranean Sea, due to accords which the nation initiated with Libya last year. And, while Italy takes a weight off its shoulders, an even heavier burden is put on the refugees, which are left in atrocious conditions and can see European solidarity as nothing but a distant memory. From 2011, irregular migratory fluxes became constant in Italy, with most boats docking in its

International

Panama Papers Journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Murdered in a Car Bombing

Yesterday, journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bombing in Malta. She was sitting in her car when an explosive device attached to a Peugeot 108,  blew the vehicle into several pieces and threw the debris into a nearby field. Galizia is well known for her investigation into the Panama Papers, which is a case in which 11.5 million documents regarding client information from the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, was leaked in 2015. Her blogs

International

Uncontacted Tribe Massacred in Brazil

Brazilian authorities are investigating an alleged massacre of indigenous residents of the Javari Valley. Very little has been confirmed at this point. It appears that several members of the tribe were collecting food when they encountered a group of miners. These prospectors had been hired to illegally dredge the valley’s rivers for gold. It is thought that ten or more people (some estimates go up to twenty) were killed. If this is confirmed, then a

Politics

This Week’s Trump Rundown: A Brief of This Week’s Biggest Trump Stories

Let’s be honest. As youth, it’s a little hard to keep up with every news update that your phone alerts with you as a result of the Trump administration’s bottomless corruption and scandal. With that in mind, here’s a recap of the latest ‘Trump Terror’. Anthony Scaramucci was fired as White House Communications Director Early Monday morning on July 31st, former Goldman Sachs Vice President, Anthony Scaramucci was fired as White House Communications director after being hired

International

How One News Network In Venezuela Is Combating Censorship

Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, has been filled with protests, fights, violence and death. The people of Venezuela are protesting government censorship. It has been a long fight. Marking ten years since Hugo Chavez shut down RCTV, a popular news network in Venezuela, the people are out protesting the violation of speaking one’s mind and having unpopular opinions. The network was shut down because Chavez could not take the criticism given to him or his government. Many

Real Life

Grandparents Killed by Teenage Granddaughter And Her Boyfriend

17-year-old Cassandra Bjorge and boyfriend Johnny Ryder (19 years old) were arrested Sunday 9, 2017 for the murder of Bjorge’s grandparents. After family reported not hearing from Randall and Wendy Bjorge for a week, the Gwinnett County Police decided to conduct a wellness check up. Due to respect for the privacy of the residents, the police did not force an entry after no one responded to the door. After Ryder’s sister and her boyfriend claimed to

Politics

Our Constitutional Rights Are Casualties In Trump’s War On The Media

“I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth, right?” Trump’s war on mainstream media is no secret. His disdain for the establishment media can be seen in the angry tweets, the verbal attacks on journalists, the handpicking of which media outlets can attend a news briefing, the declaration of “alternative facts” and “fake news.” and the blatant denial of confirmed statistics. This war with the media that the Trump administration is fighting has

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