Iran agrees to nuclear deal framework

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ A framework for a deal with Iran regarding a restriction on nuclear weapons was released on April 2 following a meeting in Switzerland. Leaders from six world powers met with Iranian representatives to discuss the agreement that limits the country’s nuclear program in exchange for an alleviation of economic sanctions. The countries represented were the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia. The first part of the agreement requires Iran to reduce the number of centrifuges in the country to 6,100 with only 5,000 that enrich uranium. Currently, Iran has 10,000 working centrifuges. The … Continue reading Iran agrees to nuclear deal framework

What Timehop doesn’t tell you

My Timehop tells me that April 1, 2011, was the day that I announced to all 350 of my Facebook friends that I would be attending Xavier University that fall. Four years later, I stand at the brink of leaving the place that has not only become my home, but has been my support system and, despite frustrations for so many reasons, has become my own sanctuary. Before I came to Xavier, I had it all figured out. I swore I knew who I was and what I wanted to do with my life and had a foolproof plan of … Continue reading What Timehop doesn’t tell you

Israel re-elects Netanyahu

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in the March 17 elections in Israel. Netanyahu’s Likud party won 29 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, despite opinion polls, which anticipated the Likud to lose the majority seats to the Zionist Union party. “We achieved the huge victory for our people,” Netanyahu said. “And I am proud, I am proud for the people of Israel that in the moment of truth, knew to make the right decision and to choose the real material things over immaterial things.”Netanyahu’s reelection came about two weeks after … Continue reading Israel re-elects Netanyahu