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Terror Strikes NYC: Eight dead, 12 injured

Terror Strikes NYC: Eight dead, 12 injured

November 1, 2017

Zach Strober '19 Eight people were killed and more than 12 were injured when driver Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path for about a mile in lower Manhattan. The incident occurred by the West Side Highway on Wednesday afternoon. After pulling off of the bike path, Sapiov crashed the truck into a school bus. He then exited the v...

London attacks raise question of predictability of terrorism

London attacks raise question of predictability of terrorism

March 26, 2017

By Izzy Ullman '17 While attempting to complete her homework on a flight to London on March 22, Lindsey Felner ’17 was left in shock when a CNN update about a terrorist attack popped up on her computer. The update unraveled the first of many, eventually revealing the terrorist attack that killed...

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2016

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early on June 12. The casualty count makes this the worst mass shooting in recent United States history “It was a tragedy,” Emma Glick ’17 said. “I have friends who go to that club, so ...

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Channing Smith, Staff Writer

January 9, 2016

A well educated person will not turn to terrorism. It is simple fact and logic. When someone can express themselves thoroughly in heightened words or writing, there is no need to resort to unjustified, violent acts. People who turn to terrorism are those who have no jobs, no opportunity and no hope. Peo...

Racism fueled by terrorism

Racism fueled by terrorism

Christopher Andrews, staff writer

December 15, 2015

ISIS has struck France, a hotel in Egypt, Bangladesh, and in California. Along with these attacks, citizens tried to retaliate on the situation by harming or even killing, innocent Muslims.   I imagine that terrorists greatly enjoy the racism that has been fueled by recent attacks and is part of thei...

World briefs

Brandan Massoud, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Russia Boris Nemtsov, a Russian political opposition leader, was shot and killed on Saturday, Feb. 28 in Moscow, Russia. The assassination led to a demonstration of upwards of 70,000 people in central Moscow on Feb. 29 in support of Nemtsov. Protesters were heard yelling the phrase “I am not afra...

ISIS manifesto on women’s rights sparks outrage

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

March 9, 2015

If I lived in a territory controlled by ISIS, I would be married by now. Let me back up. At the end of January, the all-female Al-Khanssaa Brigade began circulating a document called “Women in the Islamic State: Manifesto and Case Study.” It was translated into English by the counter-extremism...

The forgotten crisis known as ISIS

The forgotten crisis known as ISIS

Caroline Lane, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

On the same day that the infamous black and blue, or possibly gold and white, dress mystified people around the globe, ISIS ruthlessly destroyed an entire museum full of precious ancient artifacts that had been collected over centuries. Yet the dress is what went viral. Articles from CNN, The ...

World briefs

Alix Sommers and Megan Root, Staff Writer and News Editor

October 12, 2014

ISIS  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State, is a radical Islamist group with a declared mission to create an Islamic State, a nation with Islamic law and government, according to BBC News. The Huffington Post estimates at least 13,000 square miles are under ISIS control...

Allow Arabic for all

Allow Arabic for all

Justine Seligson, Photo Editor

October 6, 2014

French. German. Latin. Mandarin. Spanish. All the languages offered here contain value. But there is a giant gap in need of filling. It’s the Arabic gap. I came to Staples thinking that foreign language classes were just another way for school to torture us. Now as a senior, I have come to realize...

World Briefs

World Briefs

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2014

Isis The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was originally founded by members of al Qaeda in 2006, but al Qaeda renounced ties to ISIS in February after constant fighting between leaders. Since then, the terror group has risen to power, according to CNN. ISIS posted videos onto YouTube in ...

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