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A shooting carried out by Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani (inset) at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is still under investigation.

Questions linger as investigation continues into Dec. 6 shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer December 17, 2019

On Friday Dec. 6, there was a shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida that the FBI is presuming "was an act of terrorism," according to the special agent leading the investigation.. The...

North Korea's H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

North Korea’s H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer January 20, 2016

When it comes to nations that have a poor reputation, North Korea ranks near the top of the list. The mistreatment of citizens by its government, the flaunting of missiles, and the constant threat of using...

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer January 9, 2016

If nothing else, the murderous attacks by ISIS in Paris on Nov. 13 got the entire world to take notice that the terrorist organization poses a serious threat to those it considers its enemies. With that...

Oregon Community College Shooting Renews a Call to Action

Oregon Community College Shooting Renews a Call to Action

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor October 8, 2015

Since the start of the 2010`s there have been over 100 school shooting incidents across the United States. These horrific events have claimed the lives of 131 people and injured many more. School shootings...

Ukraine and Russia: Small Conflict May Lead to Larger Problems

Ukraine and Russia: Small Conflict May Lead to Larger Problems

Jake Gelberg, Staff Writer March 24, 2014

Due to a series of violent protests spanning months on end, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is ousted by his countrymen and flees the country. The region of Crimea votes to join the Russian Federation....

Pope Francis Brings Refreshing Humanistic Attitude to the Vatican

Pope Francis Brings Refreshing Humanistic Attitude to the Vatican

Stephanie Judd, Staff Writer February 5, 2014

On March 19, 2013, Jorge Martin Bergoglio (now known to the world as Pope Francis) was inaugurated as the most recent Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. As this pope takes office, he almost immediately...

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