Tag: news

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 […]

Bad News

  It recently occurred to me that the majority of news in the papers isn’t good at all. Most times, it is depressing. As someone who reads the British and Malaysian news online everyday, I don’t know why it has taken me so long to realize this. In the local Malaysian news, there are reports […]

Personal Affairs Not the Public’s Business

It did not take long for the British press to swing from reporting about the Royal Wedding to reporting about the now infamous privacy injunction saga. This privacy injunction in concern is a gagging order on the British press and public, stopping anyone from divulging details or the name of a mystery famous British footballer […]

February was a month of unrest and bloodshed

February was a month of unrest and bloodshed. Protests were held in many countries and many people died for their dream of having a better government. What I admire most about these protestors is their guts. They have the guts to go out into the streets where they know they will be gunned down, bombed […]

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 […]

Royal Buzz

Many Britons had been anticipating this and their expectations were finally met when the royal engagement of Prince William of Wales and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton was announced. Their wedding will be held in Westminster Abbey in April next year and is to be the biggest royal wedding after Prince William’s parents wedding in […]

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 […]