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Health workers in Liberia prepare to treat infected citizens. Courtesy of National Geographic
Health workers in Liberia prepare to treat infected citizens.

Ebola epidemic worsens in western Africa

The Ebola virus currently spreading throughout western Africa has generated over 3,700 suspected and confirmed cases as of Aug 31, making it the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Maryam Mirzakhani wins the Fields Medal in mathematics

On Aug. 13, Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal, becoming the first woman to do so in the award's 80-year history.

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International News Roundup for May 1 to May 8

Updates from Ukraine, Nigeria, South Korea and Syria for the week of May 1 to May 8.

International News Roundup for Apr. 5- Apr. 11

What's new in the world of international news?

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.

International News Roundup for Jan. 10-Jan. 21

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from The Washington Post, The Guardian and BBC News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.
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Sam Pepper, sexual assault and the damaging effects of idolatry in YouTube culture

Pepper's videos are indicative of one of the major problems with YouTube stardom: an insidious culture of sexual assault and harassment, usually perpetrated against the young women who make up YouTube's core demographic of viewers.

Possibility of no Blair ice hockey team this winter

For the first time in over ten years, the Blazers might not have an ice hockey team for the season.

Blair's summer upgrades

While students were away, Blair got some long-awaited refurbishing and improvements, including new security cameras and a modernized air conditioning system. Here are some of the changes to Blair that took place over the summer.