Trump advances Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines with executive action

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On Tuesday, January 24, President Trump signed an executive order that will continue the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. These two projects had been halted by President Obama, but Trump promised to continue construction once he took office during his campaign. The construction of the two pipelines was denied by the Obama administration as they were harmful to … Continue reading Trump advances Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines with executive action

Trump’s first executive order on Obamacare

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On Friday, January 20, 2017, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office that will “direct agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare”. Trump and the Republican-held U.S. Congress will continue to implement this act until they discover a way to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Trump also signed confirmation for his first … Continue reading Trump’s first executive order on Obamacare

The UN gets a new security general: Antonio Guterres

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On October 16, 2016, the United Nations appointed prime minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres as the next Secretary General of the United Nations. Guterres will replace the incumbent Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who stepped down on December 31, 2016. Antonio Guterres took office on January 1, 2017 after being appointed by the General Assembly. According to the UN website, the responsibility … Continue reading The UN gets a new security general: Antonio Guterres

Clemson Upsets ‘Bama, Triumphs in National Championship Classic

The Clemson Tigers handed Alabama their first loss of the year, compensating for last season’s defeat in the title game and coming home with the school’s second national championship. By Evan Kolin (’18) In a championship matchup that will go down as an instant classic, Clemson secured the national title on a touchdown with one second to spare, winning the contest in Tampa by a … Continue reading Clemson Upsets ‘Bama, Triumphs in National Championship Classic

Istanbul New Year’s Night Attack

By Matthew Mancini (’18) Police are investigating an attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district that occurred at 1:15 AM on Sunday January 1st, local time. The shooter opened fire outside of the nightclub, killing one police officer, and then going into the largely populated nightclub, killing at least 39 civilians and wounding more than 70 people. According to CCTV footage and Turkish … Continue reading Istanbul New Year’s Night Attack