Cincinnati native detained in North Korea

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ A Cincinnati native and University of Virginia (UVA) student was detained by the North Korean government for committing a “hostile act” on January 2, 2016. Otto Frederick Warmbier allegedly stole a political propaganda poster from a North Korean hotel while on a backpacking tour. Warmbier was arrested in the Pyongyang airport while departing from North Korea. He was charged for theft of the political poster from the Yanggakdo International Hotel. Warmbier allegedly stole the sign with the intent to give it to someone from his church, who promised to buy him a used car worth … Continue reading Cincinnati native detained in North Korea

A Review of 2015 Politics

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ There was much political strife in 2015, with many wars and terrorist attacks earning global attention. With the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, many Syrians were forced out of their homes and fled to Europe in order to live better lives. France endured two terrorist attacks on its soil this year. These attacks have not been localized on European soil, nor have they deterred many countries from taking in refugees. Hostilities grew once again between North and South Korea, as both militaries were put on alert and readied for war. However, as drought … Continue reading A Review of 2015 Politics

Americans freed from North Korea

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller were released by the North Korean government and were welcomed home on Nov. 8. They arrived at Joint Base Lewis- McChord near Tacoma, Wash. Their release came after a letter was delivered to officials in Pyongyang by U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Clapper went to the country as an envoy of President Obama to negotiate the release and spent about a day in North Korea deliberating with security officials. The U.S. government stated that there was no trade in exchange for the prisoners. Bae is 46 years … Continue reading Americans freed from North Korea