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President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

By: Duke Staff Fare thee well, President Obama. The president conducted his final State of the Union address on Tuesday with style, preceded by musical performances and interviews with popular YouTube stars. The speech itself highlighted many of the projects that the president accomplished during his two terms including the Affordable Care Act, thriving job […]

US must accept Syrian refugees

US must accept Syrian refugees

By: Duke Staff Beyond the modified profile pictures and humanitarian hashtags honoring those killed in the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris is a startling amount of political fear-mongering, misinformation and xenophobia in America. Thirty governors and nearly every Republican presidential candidate called on the Obama administration this week to turn back the 10,000 Syrian […]

United States, Russia must put aside differences to defeat ISIS

United States, Russia must put aside differences to defeat ISIS

By Michael Williams | Student Columnist The United States and Russia are not on the best of terms, but the growing threat of ISIS might force them to work together. Since the Arab Spring of 2011 many Middle Eastern countries have been in turmoil, often leading to numerous violent Islamic groups who took advantage of the […]

Staff editorial: Air strikes are first steps in protecting our security

Duke Staff On Sept. 20, 2001, just nine days after the attacks on 9/11, former President George W. Bush told Congress that the United States would wage a “war on terror” against militant Islamic group al-Qaida. Here we are in a similar spot 13 years later, but something is different. This time, as the U.S. […]

ISIS leads to questions about safety in America

By Pat Higgins | Sports Editor Thirteen years later, are we safer? According to a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA Today last month, 65 percent of adults say the world is more dangerous now than it was several years ago, while 67 percent say the Islamic militant group fighting in Iraq […]