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Let’s pay attention to the exploitation of Congo

One year ago, Pope Francis said, “Hands off the Democratic Republic of Congo! Stop choking Africa: It is not a mine to be stripped or a terrain to be plundered. What is happening here needs to be known.” Yet, the media and US Congress still hasn’t given a lot of […]

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Prominent area doctor accused of sexual assault

In October 2023, Dr. Derrick Todd, a rheumatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Charles River Medical Associates, was accused of sexually assaulting over 120 women. Dr. Todd allegedly conducted inappropriate pelvic, breast, and rectal exams over the course of several years. He has denied that he has done anything […]

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The history behind the Israel-Hamas war, put simply

The current Israel-Hamas war has a complicated history. The October 7 attacks by Hamas on Israel, and Israel’s armed response, emerged from a deep history of repeated conflicts over the decades. Today, the region that was once called Palestine is divided into Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank. […]

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Iran must stop harassment of families of killed protestors

It has been a little more than a year since the famous “Woman Life Freedom” uprising began in Iran following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini for breaking the hijab law. The news about her death sparked controversy against the Iranian government; people protested for her, but many lost […]

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The Israel-Hamas war continues to impact the Harvard campus

Controversy struck the Harvard campus after a collection of student groups released an anti-Israel letter. On October 7, after the attack on Israel by Hamas militants that killed over a thousand people, the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and 30 other student groups signed a statement beginning, “We, the undersigned […]

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Healthcare worker burnout leads to shortage of nurses throughout the US

The US is currently experiencing a healthcare worker shortage. This current shortage is mainly due to the demand for physicians that is growing faster than the supply for them. Healthcare workers are also being burnt out because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the demanding hours they’re forced to work. According […]

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Mike Johnson is now the Speaker of the House

On October 25, Mike Johnson (R-LA) was elected to serve as the speaker of the House of Representatives after three weeks of tension and three failed candidates. He is the 55th male Speaker, with Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) being the only woman who has served in this role.  Johnson was elected […]

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The Road to recovery for the Maui wildfires

On August 8th 2023 a wildfire struck Maui, Hawaii. For almost three weeks fires blazed, some still going as of August 27th. Death tolls rose over 100 and well over 2,000 homes were destroyed. Maui was left in a lot of debt and in need of support.  According to Times […]

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The Israel-Hamas War affects even those farther from the fighting

My best friend from camp, Mili Reiter, is a 14-year-Israeli who lives a few miles north of Tel Aviv in the city of Herzliya. Herzliya is 64 miles from the Gaza Strip, the same distance between Dana Hall and Springfield, MA. I have been very worried about Mili since the […]

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Several COVID-19 booster vaccines have been approved for use

Three new COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to target the Omicron variant. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were approved on September 11, 2023, and the Novavax vaccine was approved on October 3, 2023 as reengineered vaccines. Additionally, Dana Hall held a […]