Tag: current events

Crisis of Democracy: The Government Shutdown

By Narrelle October 2013 was dominated by a political crisis in the United States that brought into focus the fierce divisions between our two political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. On October 1, 2013, after weeks of partisan disagreement, the United States government shut down. The shutdown ended sixteen days later on October 16, […]

Amanda Knox – Demi Moore – Steve Jobs – Gilad Shalit

The World Around Us, by Evangeline. American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito are finally free. They were convicted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher but an appeals court overturned the conviction after overwhelming evidence and testimony presented by independent experts and defense teams. I am exceedingly glad that they have been released from this […]

Reading Current Events

This month, I want to write about something different. I have been writing about current events around the world, but I thought that for a change, I would write about reading current events. I love reading current events, and yes, I am a teen. Some might think I am a weirdo for checking out the […]

Australian Politics

It was probably with feeling of incredulousness that most read the appointment of former Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to the post of foreign minister by current prime minister Julia Gillard on September 11. What made it an irony was the fact that Gillard had only three months earlier seized power from Rudd after he […]

The World Around Us

NEW COLUMN! The World Around Us, by Evangeline WHAT comes to your mind when current events are mentioned? Seemingly endless reporting assignments? Or maybe you’re thinking about the stack of social studies papers that has to be completed? Let me tell you a secret about me. I abhor current events assignments. I think they are […]