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Freedom of the press and fake news

By Leonie Von Randow, Reporter at all-news TV station WELT April 30, 2022

One thing that really struck us as interesting is the fact that freedom of speech is protected even more here than it is in our home country. For example, unlike in America, denying the Holocaust is a...

Opinion: As Ukraine enters peace talks, concessions may be necessary

By Ethan Braun , Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s reckless, full-scale invasion of Ukraine has taken an enormous toll on both countries involved in the conflict. Destruction and misery have followed in the wake of the Russian forces...

Diana Butsko, a Ukrainian SIU student, holds a Ukrainian flag March 2, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

Ukrainian student holds rally, speech in Faner Plaza

By Janiyah Gaston and Joel Kottman, Assistant to Editor and Staff reporter March 16, 2022

Diana Bustko, a second year Ukrainian international master’s student at SIU, organized a pro-Ukraine rally March 3, at 2 p.m. at Faner Plaza. Bustko is a Fulbright Scholar who received a scholarship...

Russia is the bad guy, and I’m tired of pretending it isn’t

Russia is the bad guy, and I’m tired of pretending it isn’t

By William Box, News Editor March 2, 2022

Since December of 2021, information has been released by sources in both the American and Ukrainian governments to the international press regarding Russian intentions to exert its dominance over Ukraine. Since...

Russia is the bad guy, and I’m tired of pretending it isn’t

The “wired” war: reactions from the digital front

By Annie Hammock, Managing Editor March 2, 2022

While Russian aggression has so far been limited to the boundaries of Ukraine, the world’s most recent war is being fought in a new way on a new front: the digital territory. Conservative political commentator...

What is SARS and why are Nigerians protesting?

What is SARS and why are Nigerians protesting?

By Madison Taylor, Staff Reporter November 17, 2020
Nigerians have been protesting for weeks against the special anti robbery squad, otherwise known as SARS. Like many recent Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, the EndSARS movement has been protesting police brutality.
Protesters lock arms as they make their way down the final stretch to the capitol building Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020, in downtown Springfield, Ill.

Gallery: Springfield’s March for Justice draws hundreds and ends with protesters dancing

By Jared Treece, Photographer June 8, 2020
Protesters gathered at the Springfield Capitol building on Saturday Jun. 6 as part of the 'March for Justice' event.
SIU creates emergency response team to combat Coronavirus

SIU creates emergency response team to combat Coronavirus

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter March 3, 2020
SIU Chancellor John Dunn said the university has created an “all-hazards” preparedness team to evaluate and plan for all possible scenarios should the virus come to southern Illinois. 
North Koreas Kim Jong Un, third from left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump, third from right, in Singapore on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/Zuma Press/TNS)

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

By Victoria Kim, Noah Bierman And Matt Stiles, Tribune Washington Bureau June 12, 2018

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "start a new history" with North Korea after a summit with Kim Jong Un that produced an agreement only to keep talking  and a promise by the U.S. to stop "war games"...

Trees and ruins in Condado, Puerto Rico.

SIU student reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria eight months later

By Amelia Blakely , Campus Editor May 9, 2018

Since Hurricane Maria ripped through the United States territory Puerto Rico this past fall on Sept. 20 the island's residents have been picking up the ruins of their homes and businesses while living...

People carry steel to be used to support the structure of the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Colonia Nueva Oriental Coapa in Mexico City, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Mexico rescues continue; death toll reaches at least 274

Rescuers at sites across the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City used search dogs and calls to the cellphones of those trapped to try to pinpoint the location of anyone who had survived under the remains of buildings.
An injured woman close to Parsons Green station in west London after an explosion on a packed London Underground train Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS)

London police say blast caused by ‘improvised explosive device’

By DPA Correspondents | dpa September 15, 2017
An explosion on a train at London's Parsons Green underground station was the result of "the detonation of an improvised explosive device."
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