American Marine Finally Released from Mexican Prison

Taylor L. Turner Political Writer  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being held prisoner in Mexico for two-hundred and fourteen days, Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi was freed from his prison cell last Friday. Tahmooressi, who served two tours in Afghanistan, was arrested March 31st of this year by Mexican authorities after crossing the border with the possession of three guns. The war veteran crossed the border into Mexico by accident after being unable to make a U turn to avoid entering Mexico. In an exclusive interview with Greta Van Susteren, Tahmooressi spoke out about the horrors…

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Tragedy in Canada

Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the weekend approaches, Canadians are left to reflect on two terrorist attacks that have deeply shaken the country this past week. On October 20, in Quebec, Martin Rouleau-Couture drove his vehicle into two Canadian soldiers, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. The perpetrator, identified by Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper as an “ISIL-inspired terrorist,” was one of ninety individuals who were being monitored by the government. The New York Times reported that Rouleau’s Facebook posts “had extolled Islamic State violence, expressed anti-Semitic sentiments and denigrated Christianity.”…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks on Growing Threat of Iran and Militant Islamic Groups

Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revisited concerns addressed in his recent United Nations’ address. Specifically, he spoke on the dangers of Islamic extremism and the growing threat posed by Iran in its desire to increase its nuclear weapons capability. He warned that the various militant Islamic branches seek to destroy Israel in order to “get to” the United States and that the U.S is in fact the “number one target” of these groups. In addition, the Prime…

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CIA Annex Security Contractors Speak Out on What Really Happened in Benghazi

Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter much delay and miring with political rhetoric, details of what truly transpired in Benghazi on the night of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack have been brought to light by security contractors charged with protecting the CIA Annex. In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, security contractors and contributors to the newly released book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegan explain their battle to defend the U.S Consulate and CIA Annex in…

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Cease Fire Reached in Ukraine

Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the NATO Summit reaches its conclusion in Wales, details of a cease- fire agreement between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine emerge. In an effort to deescalate conflict and bloodshed in his country, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has endorsed the cease-fire agreement. While NATO leaders originally convened to discuss the winding down of combat troops in Afghanistan, the growing Russian aggression in Eastern Europe combined with talks of a cease-fire has placed Russian relations as an important topic at the summit. In a conference given at the…

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Holy day of obligation: first day of March Madness

Scott Duncan Staff Writer   Wilmington, Ohio –In the Roman Catholic church there exists a suggested guideline, followed by most active church members, that states that all church faithful must attend on Sundays and on all Holy Days of Obligation.   Holy Days of Obligation are special dates on the church calendar that include, but are not limited to, Christmas, All Saints Day and Good Friday.  Often times in our modern American society these occasions have become holidays at both offices and schools; regardless of what day of the week…

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Travel opportunities for students

Neil Snarr, Faculty Member For some eight years the Isaac Harvey Fund has assisted Wilmington College students and faculty in traveling abroad and within the US on trips related to the concerns of Quakers – peace and social justice. Participants do not need to be Quaker and the money with which we assist students will cover only part of the expenses. (It always depends on how much money we are able to raise.) We have literally assisted hundreds of students and several faculty, most of them going to the annual…

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WC students experience Nicaragua

Christina Orchard Kristin Finkbeiner  WC students As Wilmington College students we had the rare opportunity to travel to the Central American country of Nicaragua for nearly two weeks starting August 5, 2011. We had little knowledge as to what to expect and what our travels there would entail. We both had a general idea that Nicaragua was an impoverished country and there was the possibility of instability and danger in these unfamiliar surroundings.  Both of us had heard a little about the Sandinistas from various family members and friends (who…

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Increase in oral cancers linked to HPV

Article by CNN Health http://www.cnn.com/ The human papillomavirus is contributing to the growing number of head and neck cancers in the United States, according to a new study Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study found that the number of cases of oropharyngeal cancer – cancers of the tonsil, back of the mouth (throat) and base of the tongue – has been on the rise since the mid-1980s. The study suggests that one reason could an increase in the number of people having oral sex resulting in oral…

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