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Violent Mob Storms Capitol During Certification of Biden’s Win

Trump supporters storm the grounds of the US Capitol on January 6. Courtesy of The Guardian
January 16, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, a violent mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election. What some are calling Trump’s failed...

Protesters in Guatemala ignite protests over spending cuts

Protesters set Guatemala’s Congress on fire in Guatemala City on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Courtsey of Oliver De Ros/Associated Press & The New York Times)
December 15, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 21, thousands of protestors took to the streets in Guatemala City setting fire to the nation’s congressional building in a display of outrage over a budget cut on health care and education. The...

President Trump files lawsuits in response to election results

Trump visits Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day in 2020.
November 20, 2020

On Monday, Nov. 7,  former Vice President Joe Biden became the President-elect and President Donald Trump vowed to press onward with a series of legal battles, stirring allegations of voter fraud in acknowledgment...

Nigerians Continue the #EndSARS Movement

Protesters take a knee to honor lives lost to police brutality during a protest against SARS in Lagos.
Courtesy of Slate
"If you want to help keep your eye on the county."
November 9, 2020

On Sunday, Nov. 1, a small band of #EndSars protesters assembled at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Police Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, to revive protests against police brutality, weak...

New Zealand declares victory over COVID-19 once again

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was certain New Zealand stopped the spread of the coronavirus but must be prepared if cases start to rise again.
November 1, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, New Zealand lifted the last of its COVID-19 restrictions in Auckland after ten days with no new cases. The government promises to now allow open gatherings and trips on public transit...

Conflict escalates between Azerbaijan and Armenia

An Azerbaijani woman sees her ruined house as locals return back to the town of Tartar amidst a ceasefire on Oct. 10.
October 11, 2020

Deadly new fighting erupted on Sunday, Sept. 27 in the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. More than 300 people, including civilians, have reportedly been killed...

The problem with “Cuties,” Netflix’s new coming of age film

11 year-old girls are overly-sexualized in the newly released film
October 7, 2020

Every time a movie is released that claims to represent Muslim women, I send out a silent prayer that this time it won’t be a blatant misrepresentation. Muslim women have become far too familiar with...

How Central students are contributing to the Black Lives Matter Movement

George Floyd's death in May sparked worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.
September 21, 2020

On May 25, 2020, the death of George Floyd, a 46-year old Black man, in Minneapolis, Minn. sparked protests across the globe. Students at Central are combating the same police brutality and racism that...

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