New Jersey Woman Arrested in Zimbabwe Over Tweet

by Colleen Dabrowski U.S. citizen and New Jersey native Martha O’Donovan was arrested in her home in Harare, Zimbabwe, on the charge of subversion. Prosecutors cite a tweet that O’Donovan shared which featured an image insinuating the 93-year-old President Mugabe of Zimbabwe used a catheter, calling him a “selfish and sick man.” The prosecutors are escalating the accusations against O’Donovan, now claiming she was planning … Continue reading New Jersey Woman Arrested in Zimbabwe Over Tweet

Tensions Between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon Rise

By Ellie Kreidie The last week in the Middle East has reignited long standing feuds and conflicts across the region that have caused concern among many experts and people. With the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, which was  recorded from Saudi Arabia rather than his own country, one of the most notable stable democracies in the Middle East has gone into uncharted … Continue reading Tensions Between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon Rise

Update on Puerto Rico: Drewids Get Involved

by Mel Dikert The Drew Disaster Relief Coalition held a disaster relief panel on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. to bring different perspectives and angles on disaster relief together in one educational session. Topics discussed included how to create your own flood bucket and future plans for the club. One such future plan, explained by Pearl Sutter (‘18), the communications manager of the Coalition, … Continue reading Update on Puerto Rico: Drewids Get Involved

Terror Attacks in Somalia, Silence from Western Media

by Anna Gombert Over 300 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia on Saturday, October 14. According to Newsweek, the Somali government is blaming the attacks on al-Shabab, an extremist group that has previously attacked the capital, though the group has yet to claim the attacks. Many Somali citizens are referring to the attacks as their 9/11. The attacks have not drawn … Continue reading Terror Attacks in Somalia, Silence from Western Media

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Stabbing in Marseille

By Olivia Kingree ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack in which one man fatally stabbed two women outside of Saint Charles train station in Marseille, France, on October 1. French soldiers on guard at the station shot and killed the attacker, who has since been identified as a Tunisian man who lived in Italy. According to BBC news, witnesses of the attack said that … Continue reading ISIS Claims Responsibility for Stabbing in Marseille

Violence at the Hands of Police in Catalonia Over Referendum Vote

By Ellie Kreidie Spain is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. On October 1, 2017, the region of Spain known as Catalonia voted on an independence referendum. According to the Government of Catalonia, in a 91.96 percent to 8.04 percent decision, the people of Catalonia, or the 42.58 percent who turned out to vote, voted to leave the Spanish union. But that vote doesn’t … Continue reading Violence at the Hands of Police in Catalonia Over Referendum Vote

The Search Dogs of Mexico

By Olivia Kingree Rescue dogs are working to sniff out bodies buried under the remains of buildings hit by two major earthquakes in central and southern Mexico. On September 8, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake killed over 90 people in the country’s southern coast. Less than two weeks later, a second, 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused extensive damage in Mexico City. More than forty buildings in Mexico … Continue reading The Search Dogs of Mexico