Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The FBI is launching an investigation after three Muslim students were murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder for shooting his neighbors on Feb. 10. The victims have been identified as Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19. The three were found dead when police responded to reports of gunfire in the condo complex where they lived. The police have cited an “ongoing neighbor dispute over parking” as the motive for the attack, but the families of … Continue reading Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill

Measles cases on the rise in U.S.

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The number of reported cases of measles is set to surpass previous years in 2015 after an outbreak beginning in southern California. The outbreak, affecting more than 120 people, extends to 17 states across the nation, the most recent of which is Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the spread of the disease on Jan. 1 after there were reports of people having the disease after visiting Disneyland in southern California in December. The disease spread quickly to those who had not been vaccinated or who had not had booster shots after the initial vaccination. “This is not a problem with the measles vaccine not working,” Director of the … Continue reading Measles cases on the rise in U.S.

Nigeria continues to fight Boko Haram

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The Nigerian Islamic militant group Boko Haram attempted to take control of Borno’s capital city on Feb. 1. Boko Haram translates as“Western education is forbidden,” and the group was founded in 2002, originally meant to oppose any form of Western education. The extremist group formed a military in 2009 in an attempt to become an Islamic State. The United States declared it a terrorist group in 2013. The attack marked the second time in one week that the militant group has attempted to take the city. The Nigerian army successfullyfought off an attack from Boko … Continue reading Nigeria continues to fight Boko Haram