By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The city of Paris fell victim to Islamist terrorist attacks, which left 17 people dead and many more injured. The attacks began on Jan. 7 at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo when two masked gunman entered the headquarters and opened fire. The attack left 12 dead and 10 injured. The attack on the magazine likely occurred because it has often printed satirical material about Islam, including illustrations of the Prophet Muhammad, which Islamic law forbids. Charlie Hebdo is known as an anti-religious, leftist magazine that frequently uses satire to comment on religious, political and cultural matters. A 2012 issue included cartoon drawings of Muhammad posing nude. The spread put editor- in-chief, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, on al-Qaeda’s … Continue reading ‘Je suis Charlie’: Paris on alert after attacks
By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Thousands fill New York City streets for march against climate change An estimated 310,000 people marched in a New York City climate change demonstration on Sept. 22. The event, called the People’s Climate March, was one of many held around the world to raise awareness about the negative effects of climate change. The event is the largest march regarding climate change on record. The protest was also designed to create climate change dialogue the same week that leaders from around the world will meet at the UN Climate Summit U.S. launches airstrikes in Syria … Continue reading News in Brief
By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ ISIS beheads second American journalist ISIS, the militant Islamist group prevalent in much of Syria and Iraq, has beheaded another journalist. Steven Sotloff, an American journalist, was killed in a video released by ISIS, though U.S. officials have yet to confirm the authenticity of the video. Sotloff would be the second journalist to be beheaded since ISIS has gained control of parts of the region. ISIS also killed James Foley, another American journalist, in August. Contaminated Fukushima soil to be stored in nearby towns Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato announced recently that soil contaminated by … Continue reading News in Brief
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