U.S. still gathering intelligence on ISIS

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ U.S. officials are growing concerned as a militant Islamist group tightens its grip on parts of Syria and Iraq. The group is commonly known as ISIS or ISIL, which stand for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, respectively. ISIS, which the U.S. recognizes as a terrorist organization, is made up of Sunni extremists who want to undermine the ruling Shia government in Iraq. The group claims religious authority over all Muslims and aims to have many Muslim-inhabited countries under its control. Recently, ISIS has … Continue reading U.S. still gathering intelligence on ISIS

Mandela’s living legacy: The deceased world leader is more complex than most realize

By: Taylor Fulkerson Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away at age 95 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 5. This week international dignitaries and world leaders remembered his legacy on Dec. 10. They were joined by thousands of mourners in Soweto, South Africa. Mandela is primarily remembered for his 27-year imprisonment, his election to the presidency a mere four years later and his forgiveness of the South African white minority that had oppressed him and countless others through apartheid. Mandela’s commitment to peace and reconciliation stabilized a country in crisis, allowing for a flourishing democracy after decades of separation. President Barack … Continue reading Mandela’s living legacy: The deceased world leader is more complex than most realize

Letter to the Editor: Integration, not segregation

By: Braden Trauth Integration is a fundamental principle of Permaculture and an ideal that America has sought to espouse, but only started to make true headway on during the Civil Rights movement 50 years ago. Unfortunately, we are still healing that segregated past as we learn to integrate our communities not just racially, but also economically. The ghettos of the past that were a result of red-lining, which limited bank mortgages to certain neighborhoods, are still working on integrating and rising above those last strings of segregation in our country. This is critical to a harmonious society that doesn’t need … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Integration, not segregation