European Commission Attempts to Strip Poland of Voting Rights in the EU

*This was originally published on ModelUN.news on December 21, 2017 -Matthew Mancini (’18)   The European Commission (EC), the executive body of the European Union (EU), announced Wednesday that they will begin the process of implementing Article 7, or the “nuclear option” in the EU, against the Polish government because of Poland’s “serious breach” of EU values. If the EU initiates Article 7 of the … Continue reading European Commission Attempts to Strip Poland of Voting Rights in the EU

Russia Deploys Missiles Near the Polish and Lithuanian Border

*This was originally published on ModelUN.news on February 10, 2018 -Matthew Mancini (’18)   On 5 February 2018, Russia deployed Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad. The city is on a Russian exclave that borders Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic sea. The head of the Russian parliament’s defense committee, Vladimir Shamanov, confirmed the missiles’ deployment. The Russian Iskander missiles are capable of housing nuclear weapons and … Continue reading Russia Deploys Missiles Near the Polish and Lithuanian Border

Russian Military Begins to Withdraw from Syria

*This was originally published on ModelUN.news on December 15, 2017 -Matthew Mancini (’18)   During a meeting at the Russian Hmeimim airbase near Latakia, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed upon a reduction of Russian troops in the war torn nation of Syria.   The meeting took place on Monday, December 11, 2017 and symbolizes a victory against extremists groups in … Continue reading Russian Military Begins to Withdraw from Syria

Deadly Plane Crash Near Moscow

-Randy Mi (‘19)   Moscow, Russia – In the early afternoon of February 11th, the residents of the small village of Stepanovski, about 50 miles northeast of Moscow, were startled by the sight of an Antonov AN-148 dropping out of the sky. The fireball was caught on a surveillance camera in a nearby house, showing a bright orange Antonov trailing smoke slamming into a nearby … Continue reading Deadly Plane Crash Near Moscow

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launches, Marking A New Milestone For Rockets

-Aadi Shiv Malhotra (‘21)   Kennedy Space Center, Florida – Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, managed to launch its massive 230 feet, or 70 metres, tall Falcon Heavy rocket into space, and inside it was Elon Musk’s personal red Tesla Roadster. This rocket is the largest rocket to launch since 1973, when the largest rocket ever made, the Saturn V, was launched into space for the … Continue reading SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launches, Marking A New Milestone For Rockets

The Las Vegas Shooting

-Ashley Lee (’21)   On October 1, as many families and friends gathered at the Las Vegas Strip for the Route 91 Harvest Festival, sixty-four-year-old Stephen Paddock shot more than one hundred rounds into the crowd. The concert suddenly became a night of terror and the United States’ deadliest mass shooting in modern history.   While country singer Jason Aldean was performing, spectators were attacked … Continue reading The Las Vegas Shooting