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Catalonia Pushes for Independence from Spain

On Oct. 1 the region of Catalonia in Spain held a referendum, as the citizens voted directly to decide whether or not they would move towards independence from Spanish rule. Catalonia is a territory in Spain that has a distinct culture and language. As one of the richer states of …

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Driving a Life

Last month, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announced that the nation’s women will be legally allowed to drive without the presence of a male. A royal decree on live national television reported that it will be enacted in June 2018. Women across Saudi Arabia have been working to resolve this issue …

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Life of Hugh Hefner Still Controversial in Death

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Hugh Hefner died of natural causes  in his Playboy Mansion at the age of 91. As the founder of one of the most controversial and revolutionary magazines, Hefner died with a reputation that is still debated. Hefner’s well-known progressive views were often vocalized through his brand. Playboy magazine, …

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Ethnic Clashes in Myanmar

With a growing  population of over 53 million, Myanmar is the 26th largest nation in the world. Recently, that number dropped by thousands and continues to fall each day. Located south of China, Myanmar (also known as Burma) holds claim to a diverse group of ethnicities, but not all of …

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Copyright is No Monkey Business

Nearly everyone would agree a photographer deserves the copyright to a picture they take , but issues arise when that “person” is a monkey. Commissioned by a nature conservationist group, wildlife photographer David Slater traveled to Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2008 to bring recognition to the crested black macaque, a critically …

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Mass Destruction After Maria Hits

A week after Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is still experiencing mass hysteria. Hurricane Maria made history as a category four hurricane with wind speeds of over 155 mph. The vast majority  of Puerto Rico’s citizens are enduring serious power outages and 86% of residents are without clean …

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High School Hate Crime Culture

Poway Unified is considered to be one of the most highly ranked, prestigious school districts in the state of California. Even though it is well respected by many, our very own Westview High School found spray paint on campus with  Swastikas, graphic images and other racial slurs. The fact that …

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