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Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor

November 6, 2016

Videos of  the Paris attacks were uploaded to Youtube almost immediately. The Orlando shooting was shown to many in real time through Snapchat. News of ISIS attacks are updated constantly on Twitter. There is no doubt that social media and terrorism have a strong link, however, the debate falls on whether that is...

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Quinn Kuslich, Video Editor

October 14, 2016

In 2011, the Arab Spring in Syria escalated into fully armed conflict. This happened because President Bashar Al-Assad violently silenced calls for his removal from office. Syria is now engulfed in the flame of a multi-faction civil war. ISIS is a leading faction rising to power through brutal war which has led...

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

Max Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor

October 10, 2016

  The refugees from Syria, after the fall of the Syrian government, have been scattered worldwide looking for countries to settle in. The common concern around the world is that some members of ISIS are hiding among the refugees and possibly conspiring to commit terrorist attacks on the ...

Terrorism, reflecting on the past

Terrorism, reflecting on the past

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

September 28, 2016

15 years later and the tragic attacks on Sept. 11th, 2001 are still on the minds of Americans across the nation. But since that day there have been many attacks, even on U.S. soil. Some have been worse than others but all the sadness still lingers. Most people think that terrorism is to much to ...

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2016

As of early last year, Islamic terrorists sounded the alarm with threatening messages to compromise the United State's cybersecurity. Although not gaining much attention, the combination of these threats with the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter's phone, adds to the question of when the U...

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Tiana Meador, Online Editor

March 15, 2016

For the 2016 election, the debate among candidates has come to four frontrunners, each with a stronghold for their ideals. Nationally, Donald Trump is ahead of Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination, and Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Prominent amon...

Questions remain over the West’s ability to confront ISIS

Questions remain over the West’s ability to confront ISIS

Sam Begin, Team Lead Editor

April 10, 2015

In the span of only two years, ISIS has managed to become a near ubiquitous name in American households. They command the same fear we used to lavish on al-Qaeda or the Soviets. But while we rose up to the challenges posed by both, are we doing the same with ISIS? The answer to that question is yes. ...

Obama stuck in war dilemma

Obama stuck in war dilemma

Mathias Hoefferle, Distribution Reporter

October 16, 2014

Earlier this year, Barack Obama, United States President, addressed the crisis in Syria publicly, stating that he had no intentions of sending U.S. military ground troops into to Syria to fight ISIS (Islamic States of Iraq and Syria). Only a few months later, an unidentified man fighting for ISIS publicly behea...

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