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Neo-Nazi Group Tramples Memorials in Brussels

On Sunday, a group of self-proclaimed fascists stampeded a memorial for the victims of the Brussels attacks. The far-right group invaded Place de la Bourse, deliberately marching on the tributes left to commemorate the dead and injured, while chanting “On est chez nous,” a nationalist saying meaning “This is our home.” The protesters were seen giving the…

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South Carolina Senate passes refugee bill

On March 23, South Carolina’s state Senate passed a bill that sets limits for refugees coming into the state. The bill was passed by a vote of 39-6. The bill, if put into effect, would require incoming refugees to register with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, which would then turn over control to law…

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In Democratic Debate Sanders and Clinton Spar; O’Malley Gets No Airtime

With about two weeks until voting begins in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidates Sec. Hillary Clinton, Gov. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Martin O’Malley took to the debate stage in downtown Charleston on Sunday night, less than a block away from the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church. After dropping two major policy announcements less than 24 hours before…

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Jeb Bush outlines plans for military dominance at Citadel Republican Society event

Presidential hopeful and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the Citadel on Wednesday as part of a series of presidential nominees speaking to the Citadel Republican Society. Bush framed his speech within the tragedy of the recent attacks in Paris, addressing his plan to combat global terrorism if elected President….

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Berkeley County Council says no to Syrian refugees

On Monday, the Berkeley County Council officially refused to admit Syrian refugees into their county under the Refugee Resettlement Program, joining Spartanburg County, the County Council of which issued a similar positioning in September. The Refugee Resettlement Program is a federally implemented program designed to ease transitioning refugees from their lives in the Middle East…

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Dedication to diversity at the World Cultures Fair

“Cultural diversity is as important as biodiversity,” Spanish professor Daniel Delgado said in his welcome speech at the World Cultures Fair last Thursday, March 26. “The world is a garden, and with culture in it, humans bloom.” Students, professors and members of the Charleston community blossomed on stage at the annual LCWA-sponsored event, sharing not…

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In defense of free speech: The Charlie Hebdo shooting brutally reminds us we need to change

On the morning of Jan. 7, two Islamist gunmen opened fire on the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters in Paris. Twelve people were killed – five cartoonists, an economist, two editors, one guest, one maintenance worker and two police officers. Eleven others were wounded. The killing of these 12 people took mere minutes, and then “all…

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Catching up with the Pulsera Project’s new president Britton Holmes

Passing by the Cato Center on warm, sunny days, CofC students may spot a table overflowing with colorful handmade bracelets available for purchase. Running these bracelet sales is the CofC chapter of the Pulsera Project, a national organization that raises money for young kids in Nicaragua. “Pulsera” is the Spanish word for bracelet, which pays…

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True love at second language: Professor Ravalico teaches taste

It’s the last day of finals and social media reeks of tired students ready to ditch town and kiss every class they’ve had this semester goodbye. Final reminders of completing course evaluations (due today, coincidentally) flood our emails and we hastily go to fill them out. But somewhere in between the bubbles of “Agree” and…

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