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Consider the situation before speaking

December 4, 2014

As my family drove to my grandparents’ house in St. Louis for Thanksgiving, knowing the protests and rioting in Ferguson and throughout the country would be an inevitable discussion topic, I thought about the Greek […]

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Truman Students Travel to Middle East

October 2, 2014

This past summer, 12 Truman students traveled to the Middle East on a study abroad trip, visiting Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank. To view the documentary version of this news story, please click here . […]

Sarah Muir, Columnist

What in the World is Happening in Gaza

August 27, 2014

Sarah Muir The conflict in Gaza, Palestine might seem like a far-removed issue, but its impact on US politics could affect everyday citizens. If you haven’t been keeping up, here’s what you need to know about the situation. Where this is happening The Gaza Strip is a tiny slice of Palestinian territory governed by Hamas, according to aJuly 17 Vox article. It borders Israel, the Mediterranean Sea and a small part of Egypt. Who’s fighting Hamas, the organization governing the Gaza Strip, and Israel. Hamas is a political organization with a very active militant wing that doesn’t recognize the state of Israel, and as a result Israel blockades the Gaza Strip, according to the Vox article. Needless to say, there is constant tension throughout the region. Why they are fighting The first thing to understand is that the history surrounding the Gaza Strip and Israel is too complicated to fit into this column. If you want to know more information about that history, visit this Vox article. […]