My name is Brittany Castillo, I'm a second semester freshman and majoring in Broadcast Journalism. I enjoy reading, writing and learning about people!

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Secretary of State travels to S. Korea

The United States Secretary of State John Kerry visited President Park Geun-hye of South Korea in Seoul on April 12. Kerry’s trip was taken after a Pentagon assessment suggested North Korea may have formulated a way to fire a nuclear-tipped missile, according to CNN News. U.S. officials reported North Korea could test-launch a mobile ballistic…

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Students reflect on Iraqi War anniversary

A decade of triumph and tribulation was marked earlier this month on the anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq, March 20, 2003. The American raid under the Bush Administration was aimed to rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction and to end inhumane acts by Saddam Hussein, according to the New York Times. After…

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Spending cuts frustrating US citizens

A series of automatic government spending cuts, called the sequester, began March 1. According to CNN News, this plan of action is part of an attempt to get a handle on the growth of the U.S. national debt.  This outstanding debt is valued at more than $16 trillion and exploded upward when the 2007 recession…

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Spending cuts frustrating US citizens

A series of automatic government spending cuts, called the sequester, began March 1. According to CNN News, this plan of action is part of an attempt to get a handle on the growth of the U.S. national debt. This outstanding debt is valued at more than $16 trillion and exploded upward when the 2007 recession…

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Pope’s final days

Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year papacy on Feb. 28, according to the New York Times. Only 17 days prior, Pope Benedict shocked the world with his sudden announcement of resignation. According to CNN News, Benedict’s “advanced age” is the primary reason for his surprise decision. The last resignation occurred six centuries ago in 1415…

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Students weigh-in on the college accreditation system

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama shared his goals of state policymakers, colleges and universities to take action against rising college tuition and costs. Congress has been called to use measures of the existing accreditation system; or by establishing an alternative system based on performance and results of higher education institutions. These…

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WT reacts to nuclear testing in North Korea

North Korea conducted a third nuclear explosion deep in its northeast hillsides on Feb. 12. According to the political newspaper The Economist, the nuclear test was directed under the rule of Kim Jong-un and was only hours before President Obama’s State of the Union Address. In his address, President Obama announced America’s mission to strengthen…

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Education activist recovers

Fifteen year-old Malala Yousafzai was discharged from the hospital on Feb. 8, after an assassination attempt a few months prior. According to The New York Times, the Pakistani school girl was shot by the Taliban in a van returning home from school on Oct. 9, 2012. The bullet entered above her left eye, grazed her…

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