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    Yemen’s Unknown Fate: From Crisis to Extinction

    Yemen, a small country home to roughly 29 million people, is currently facing a humanitarian crisis unlike any we’ve ever seen before. The war-torn country is currently dealing with the fatal consequences of COVID-19, as well as a bacterial disease called cholera. Cholera is spread in water and has been a point of concern for Yemenis since April of 2017.  In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Yemen’s healthcare system has also collapsed, leaving an estimated total of 1.2 million cholera cases to go untreated according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  Cholera can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration, and if not treated immediately, it may result in shock or…

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    George Floyd: Public Execution in the Modern Age

    “I can’t breathe,” were the last words George Floyd, 46, spoke before falling unconscious and eventually dying two minutes and 53 seconds later on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moments before this, Floyd was accused of trying to use a ‘fake’ twenty dollar bill to pay for a pack of cigarettes, resulting in the store owner calling the police. Sadly, Floyd was unaware that these next few minutes, his last moments, would be spent facedown on the ground, handcuffed, and pleading for air. Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, the two responding officers, approached Floyd’s vehicle while Officer Lane already had his weapon drawn. He did not holster his gun…

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    Generation Zoom: The At-Home Learners

    Amid an international pandemic caused by COVID-19, students all across the globe were hastily pulled from their campuses and forced into the ever-so frustrating cyber world of online schooling. Students of all ages, from kindergarteners to graduate students, were given no choice but to adjust to the awkwardness of learning from our bedrooms and deal with learning circumstances that have never previously come into play. Although this experience has been beneficial for some and frustrating for others, students everywhere have found ways to cope with both the stresses of an ongoing pandemic, which includes self-quarantining, intense feelings of isolation, and newfound responsibilities, as well as completing their semesters from home.…

  • Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse during jury deliberations in his rape trial on Feb. 24.John Minchillo / AP file / NBC News
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    From Riches to Prison: How Harvey Weinstein Will End Up Behind Bars

    “An old dinosaur learning new ways” is one way to describe Harvey Weinstein, according to his ex-consulting lawyer, Lisa Bloom. Weinstein, 67, a once successful but now disgraced American film producer and one of the original co-founders of well known production and distribution company, Miramax, is currently facing a series of sexual assault charges dating back to 1980. The blockbuster movie producer was the main focus of a New York Times article published on Oct. 5, 2017 that discussed, in grave detail, the decades worth of sexual assaults and harassment orchestrated by none other than Weinstein himself. Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan opened the floodgates for over 80 more women,…