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Far right terrorism in Germany: Not a warning, a threat.

Far right terrorism in Germany: Not a warning, a threat.

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

March 17, 2020

It was around 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night. The town of Hanau, a small city of around 100,000 inhabitants, just east of Frankfurt, was calm. Suddenly, gunshots were fired on the street, then in a hookah bar, in a kiosk and in another bar. Nine people were left dead, all of them with a migratory background....

Kramp-Karrenbauer announces resignation from CDU leadership position

Kramp-Karrenbauer announces resignation from CDU leadership position

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 24, 2020

It was a bombshell that hit German politics: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, often referred to as AKK, announced that she would be stepping down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). After serving as the chairperson of Germany’s biggest party for a little more than one year, AKK’s decision...

Is This The Nintendo Switch Killer?

Is This The Nintendo Switch Killer?

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

February 19, 2020

In my opinion, the 2017 Nintendo Switch is one of the most ingenious video game consoles to exist. If you aren’t familiar with this system, the switch is a hybrid console in that it is both used as a standard video game console and a portable system.  The switch contains a 6.2 inch multitouch display a...

Budget Airlines – efficient, but problematic

Budget Airlines – efficient, but problematic

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 9, 2020

Flying from London to Warsaw, a two and a half hour flight, and paying less than 10 British Pounds – what sounds like an absurd statement has become reality in Europe. Various airlines charging very low fares, usually referred to as budget airlines, such as the British EasyJet or the Hungarian Wizz...

Drones may be delivering your food sooner than you think

Drones may be delivering your food sooner than you think

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

January 31, 2020

It’s the best time of the year for tech lovers such as myself. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of 2020 just occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a multitude of fascinating and innovative technologies were showcased to the public, such as the TCL foldable phone and Samsung’s Neon project in whi...

Die PARTEI – How satire found its way into European politics

Die PARTEI – How satire found its way into European politics

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

January 21, 2020

Since 2019, two members of European Parliament (MEP) belong to “Die PARTEI,” a German political party founded in 2004 by the editors of the German satirical magazine Titanic. Some of the party’s proposals have included building a wall around Switzerland and offering virtual reality vacation trips fo...

January Democratic Debates: Candidates Climate Policies

January Democratic Debates: Candidates Climate Policies

Anastasiia Gorobets, Blogger

January 18, 2020

The democratic debates, held on January 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, were the final debates before the first round of voting takes place. Although the conversation between the candidates mainly focused on foreign relations and trade, the six participants continued to emphasize their environmental...

These Smartphones Have A Trick — They Fold!

These Smartphones Have A Trick — They Fold!

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

January 15, 2020

Folding phones are the future. No, not flip phones, folding phones — phones that literally fold in half. The year 2019 seemed to spur the “era of folding phones” with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Motorola Razr reboot. Although both of these models fold, there are several funda...

What Are SRECs And Why NY Should Have Them

What Are SRECs And Why NY Should Have Them

Anastasiia Gorobets, Blogger

December 18, 2019

Solar energy has been around long enough to earn a reputation as one of the most sustainable sources of electricity, but the cost of installing solar panels can be overwhelming for many households. One of the greatest incentives for switching to solar energy areSolar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs),...

Would you rather: community service or senior finals

Would you rather: community service or senior finals

Russell Wohl, Columnist

December 18, 2019

Masters Involved in Sharing and Helping, “MISH” has a large role in our community, from speakers at Morning Meeting, to class events, and Donation Days. But does listening to these presentations and giving a dollar every Day 5 enough to consider ourselves a “power for good in the world?" Althoug...

The future of the climate movement: turning awareness into action

The future of the climate movement: turning awareness into action

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

December 18, 2019

In the past year, the youth movement against climate change, originally initiated by Greta Thunberg, has gained an international presence with school strikes being organized all around the world. The last global strike took place on November 29th with an estimated 2 million people marching worldwide....

Presenting: A new act of the Brexit drama

Presenting: A new act of the Brexit drama

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

December 5, 2019

After a hard-fought 2016 campaign that divided the country and multiple rounds of heated negotiations with the European Union, the United Kingdom opened the curtain once again for a new act of the Brexit drama. It started with the second Prime Minister (PM) change since the referendum three years...

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