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Ebola: Is the Response Strong Enough?

Julia Smialkowska '17 & Wick Staff

September 27, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Ebola, or formally known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, is a deadly disease suspected of being passed down to humans from bats and spread by infection. As of 2014, a massive Ebola outbreak has spread across West Africa. The main...

Crisis in China

Richard Moraga

March 10, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Sixteen of the world’s twenty cities with the highest pollution rates are in China. Pollution is a major environmental issue in China, especially now, due to the country’s “toxic air” pollution which is so bad that it ...

Why We Love March Madness

Charlie Rhomberg

March 10, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Regardless of whether you call it the Big Dance, March Madness, or even are a fan of basketball, the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament will have you glued to the T.V beginning March 20th. The allure of the tournament comes largel...

The Age of Bitcoin

James MacFayden

February 7, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Bitcoin. It is a currency without a bank. It is strictly managed, without a central regulatory authority. The creator is to this day unknown, working under the alias "Satoshi Nakamoto." It has been used everywhere, from pizzerias to d...

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Ciara Hopkinson

February 7, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Every four years, one city has the opportunity to showcase itself on the world stage by hosting the Winter Olympic Games. With events such as figure skating, luging, snowboarding, ice hockey, and alpine skiing, the Winter Olympics...

Colorado Legalizes Marijuana

Isabella FioRito

February 7, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

On January first of this year, Colorado became the first state to legally sell marijuana for recreational use. “Cannabis,” the official botanical and international term for the green, star-shaped plant, is also known as mar...

Science Close to an AIDS Free Generation

James MacFayden

January 5, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

It only takes a single test to know that you have it. To know that you are living on borrowed years. To know that you have a disease that is without any known cure. To know that you have AIDS. In 2011 alone, there were 1.7 mill...

Pope Francis Restores an Emphasis on Humility

Isabella FioRito

January 5, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Pope Francis-- the “people’s pope,” and Time magazine’s “Man of the Year,” is a person that is profoundly powerful through his humility. “True power is service. The Pope must serve all people, especially the poo...

Improvements in World Poverty and Population Growth Rate

Ciara Hopkinson

January 5, 2014

Filed under Beyond the Moat

Over the past three decades, the number of people living in extreme poverty, or earning less than $1.25 per day, has been cut in half. Despite an ever increasing population in the developing world, the number of these peopl...

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