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Assisting Syrian Refugees

Quinn Burke

October 18, 2015

Filed under Beyond the Moat

On the Statue of Liberty are engraved the words "Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me." The...

Race for the Arctic

Robert Metaxatos

October 18, 2015

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Under the silvery, frosted terrain of the Arctic lies supposed treasure perhaps greater than gold; the cold continent has been de facto divided into several territories for resource-hungry superpowers. What kind of “cold war”...

Jon Stewart and the Future of Satirical News

Justyna Gorka

September 18, 2015

Filed under Beyond the Moat

On August the 6, Jon Stewart concluded his final episode of The Daily Show. Emotions ran as high as the show’s satirical genius. Stewart said farewell to the show which he had called home for sixteen years. The Daily Show has...

Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Charlie Ocasek '17

March 28, 2015

Filed under Beyond the Moat

It all started with the Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio), inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (sometimes called Bibi), to speak to Congress about negotiations with Iran. He didn't go through the White...

The Umbrella Revolution: Hong Kong

Jack Gihl '17

October 25, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

The Hong Kong protests, otherwise known as the “Umbrella Revolution” and “Occupy Central” is just one of the many hundreds of protests that have occurred in Hong Kong, which occupies over 400 square miles and has over 7 m...

The Affects of Social Media on Mainstream Topics

Isabella Marquez '17

October 3, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat, Opinion

For the past month or so, the nation has been in uproar over the events that have occurred in Ferguson, Missouri.  On Saturday, August 9th, an African-American man named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. ...

The Response to Ebola

Ciara Hopkinson '16

October 3, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

The Ebola outbreak in western Africa has quickly escalated into a major crisis. The deadly disease is concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, but it has spread to surrounding nations in western Africa as well. Currently,...

“Person”al News

Jack Gihl '17

October 1, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat, Opinion

News sources are becoming less fact-based and more based on what their audiences want to hear. Each news station has developed its own niche in society, respectively with its own loyal viewers. It would not be uncommon to see...

ISIL: Who Are They?

ISIL: Who Are They?

September 27, 2014

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