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Oscar Pistorius is on trial right now for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year. Courtesy of New York Times
Oscar Pistorius is on trial right now for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year.

International News Roundup for Apr. 5- Apr. 11

What's new in the world of international news?

Termites discovered at Blair

After thousands of termites emerged in the arts hallway last Tuesday, an county exterminator has indicated the possibility of a termite infestation at Blair.

Local »

Blair community reacts to projected increase in student enrollment

The six-year plan predicts that enrollment will increase by 215 students in the next six years and exceed Blair's capacity altogether by the academic year 2017-2018.

Electives to look out for

With new teacher ideas and higher enrollments, a variety of new and old electives are underway for 2014-2015. Here are some classes to keep in mind when you are looking forward into next year.

National »

International Women of Courage Awards honors women for bravery and courage

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.

News you can lose

We don't often read or watch the news and smile (thanks Congress!). The goal with this article is to change that. I'm here to report the funny going-ons in the world, one of which is news reporting itself. That's a smooth transition into our first "newsworthy" story.

International »

International News Roundup for Mar. 17-Mar.22

International news from the week of Mar. 17- Mar. 22.

NewsChips: Sassing Sochi

People from all corners of the globe have been giving Russia sass.

News Blogs »

NewsChips: What's Up with Ukraine and Crimea?

Stories of revolution, Russian occupation and other political disruption flood the daily cycle straight from the small countries' on-the-ground media coverage. However, few people know where Ukraine and Crimea are, let alone understand the political turmoil wracking the countries. In light of that confusion, here's a quick, easy explanation of the complex Ukrainian and Crimean conflict.

Increase in Metro rail and bus fares will unnecessarily hinder riders

On Mar 27, the Metro board approved an operating budget which will increase Metrorail fare as well as the Metrobus fare for SmarTrip users.

State of the Union Recap: Obama promises more action

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, with more than half of Americans disapproving of his presidency, Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, promising more jobs, a better economy and less congressional gridlock.