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By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Ferguson protesters participate in day of civil disobedience Roughly 100 protesters participated in a day of civil disobedience in Ferguson, Mo., in the name of police shooting victim Michael Brown. On Oct. 13, the protesters marched to the Ferguson police station where they met a line of police officers standing behind police tape. Many protesters were arrested after crossing the police tape, including activist Cornel West. This protest was one of many planned demonstrations of civil disobedience. ISIS attempting to gain control of key town on Syria-Turkey border The terrorist organization known as ISIS … Continue reading News in Brief

Protests break out in Hong Kong

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Pro-democracy protestors gathered in the streets of Hong Kong in response to what they claim to be a threat to the democratic process by the Chinese government. Many of the protestors are students who claim that China is refusing to allow genuine democratic reform in Hong Kong. They accuse the government of solely allowing candidates who were investigated by Beijing to run in Hong Kong’s city elections for chief executive. The elections were scheduled for 2017 and were going to be the city’s first democratic election. Instead, the candidates will be chosen by a panel. … Continue reading Protests break out in Hong Kong

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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