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New Jersey and Manhattan Bombings

On September 17th, during a Marine charity run, a pipe bomb exploded inside of a trash can on the sidelines. This was not the only bomb that went off that day as a few blocks down the street, another bomb went off injuring twenty-nine people, sending the majority of them to the hospital. A third bomb was later found and safely defused. The New Jersey State Police or NJSP sent out a tweet with the suspects picture saying, “***WANTED FOR QUESTIONING**** RETWEET!” The next day, a package was found at a train station with multiple bombs inside. The bombs were safely removed without any injuries to any civilians or the police officers removed. The two incidents were later linked to the same bomber. read more

Editorials History

Evolution of torture

Punishment and interrogation has been a part of society since the first forms of civilization in Babylon dated back to 1754 BC. Babylon used a rule set called the Code of Hammurabi or better known as Hammurabi’s Code. This code brought into place the saying, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” This phrase explains the code perfectly as the rule revolved around taking something from another, and as punishment, having the same taken from you. This was tame compared to the horrors that would be produced in the future for punishments of varying crimes and the unwilling extraction of information. read more

History World News

Russian Revolution made simple

People across the world woke up to October 25, 1917, realizing their whole world had been overturned. The most conservative monarchy in Europe, the Czarist Romanov empire of Russia, had fallen. It had not fallen to a liberal democracy, like the majority of Europe had over the past century, not fallen to anything of the sort. It had fallen to the most radically leftist ideology in the world (at this point), Bolshevist Communism, in only 6 months. This, of course, is simply history to us, but one can only imagine the fear that this inspired in the people of the world. Fear, not only of them, but of becoming them. This is the story of how that Bolshevist regime came to power. read more

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Bombings on the East Coast

On September 17th, during a Marine charity run, a pipe bomb exploded inside of a trash can on the sidelines. This was not the only bomb that went off that day as a few blocks down the street, another bomb went off injuring twenty-nine people, sending the majority of them to the hospital. A third bomb was later found and safely defused. The New Jersey State Police or NJSP sent out a tweet with the suspects picture saying, “***WANTED FOR QUESTIONING**** RETWEET!” The next day, a package was found at a train station with multiple bombs inside. The bombs were safely removed without any injuries to any civilians or the police officers removed. The two incidents were later linked to the same bomber. read more

Featured World News

Is Snowden “snowed in” Russia?

Edward Snowden. While the name might not ring a bell for a few readers, his effect in our country involving data and technology is unrivalled. In the early parts of June, 2013, Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA (National Security Agency) spying into our everyday lives. Every text that we sent, every picture that was posted on the internet, they stored in mass storage facilities, one being right here in Bluffdale, UT. And we would not have known any of it if it was not for Edward Snowden. read more

Featured History

Internment in the United States

At 7:55, a U.S. Navy Signal tower telephoned the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, “Enemy air raid, not a drill.” Right then, Japanese Torpedo planes commenced their attack. 21 planes ripped through the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, sinking the U.S.S. Utah, among others. U.S. sailors heroically fought against the Japanese planes, getting their guns shooting in less than ten minutes. Despite this, the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor struck a devastating blow to the U.S. Navy. read more

Editorials Featured World News

End of China’s One Child Policy

Li Mei, now forty-five years old, sells balloons on the street corner of China’s capital city, Beijing. Here she migrated from her small, rural town in Hunan — over a 10 hour bus ride. When told China’s one child policy has finally been lifted, a wide smile graces her face. She relates a story about how in her small of Hunan town, she paid hundreds of dollars in fines to have her three children, leaving her future and that of her children burdened with debt. She says, “Everyone wants to have a second child, but the fines are a burden on us. But that’s the policy, and we can’t fight it.” read more