News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Blizzard hits Northeastern United States Parts of New England are buried under snow after a large blizzard hit the region on Jan. 26. Though New York and New Jersey were not impacted as much as forecasts predicted, certain states were still hit hard. The National Weather Services reported that Massachusetts had received up to 30 inches of snow, while 16 inches fell in Maine and 21 inches fell in New Hampshire. Parts of Massachusetts are also flooded, while many in the region have lost power. ISIS releases video with Japanese, Jordanian hostages The group known as ISIS released a video on … Continue reading News in Brief

ISIS kills American in act of ‘pure evil’

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The Islamic State militant group called ISIS released a video on Nov. 16 showing the beheading of a dozen Syrian soldiers as well as the beheading of 26-yearold American Peter Kassig, also known by his Islamic convert name Abdul-Rahman. Kassig was an aid worker in Lebanon and Syria and was captured in October 2013. He was also a former U.S. Army Ranger. The video is one of four in a series that has been released since August 2014. The prior videos, which have been released periodically, featured the beheadings of British natives David Haines and … Continue reading ISIS kills American in act of ‘pure evil’

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Terminally ill woman chooses ‘Death with Dignity’ in Oregon Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, chose to end her life with a physician-prescribed fatal dose of barbiturates. Maynard’s death brought attention to the controversy surrounding physician-assisted death. Having received a terminal diagnosis of stage IV glioblastoma, Maynard, with the supervision of a physician, ended her life in her home on Nov. 2. Under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, Maynard’s action was legal. SpaceShipTwo crashes, killing co-pilot and injuring pilot SpaceShipTwo, a space aircraft designed by Virgin Galactic, crashed in the California … Continue reading News in Brief