President Trump’s latest action continued his campaign promise to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Control/Flickr

US narrowly avoids shutdown with partial border wall funding

After a tense week of negotiation and arguing, a second shutdown was avoided in lieu of President Trump’s national emergency. Monday, Feb. 11: four days until shutdown Both President Trump and Beto O’Rourke speak at the border this week. This marks Trump’s first rally of 2019. (119 hours until shutdown) On Monday night, lawmakers on […]

Journalist arrested in the Philippines Last Thursday, Feb. 14, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, who runs the newsite Rappler, was released on bail after being jailed on Wednesday on charges of cyber-libel. Ressa co-founded Rappler in 2012 after spending much of her career at CNN. In 2018, she was named one of Time Magazine’s People of […]

U.S. pulls out of Reagan-Gorbachev disarmament deal The United States pulled out of a 1987 nuclear arms deal with Russia last Friday, Feb. 1 with the White House claiming that Moscow had violated the deal and deployed missiles that were banned in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Moscow denied any such breaches of the […]

Chris Richards, Alphonsie Davies and Christian Pulisic square up. graphic by Conner Maggio

North Americans make waves in European football

Soccer experts Chris Lierly and Andrew Noland deliver a comprehensive analysis of the North American rising stars in the beautiful game. The United States is historically disinterested in the world’s most popular sport, but recently, some major American players (and one Canadian) have made major moves to Europe’s biggest clubs. Though we are trying not […]

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Gucci owner owes $1.6 billion in taxes The French-owned luxury goods group Kering disclosed that it is now facing a 1.4 billion euro back taxes claim by the Italian government. A subsidiary of Kering based in Sweden has been under investigation for some time on tax evasion elsewhere, but this more recent claim focuses on […]

Venezuela has been in political turmoil over the past two decades. courtesy Wikipedia

The future of Venezuela hinges on an uninformed American government

After recognizing Guaidó as the interim president, the United States is under fire for its political strategy with oil-rich Venezuela. Over the past few weeks, Venezuela has launched itself into a full constitutional crisis that could result in a catastrophe unparalleled in the western hemisphere in the 21st century. When President Nicolás Maduro won reelection […]

Mbappé (left), Kane (middle) and Messi (right) will be competing for the Champions League trophy. graphic by Conner Maggio

Champions League predictions

Soccer experts Andrew Noland and Chris Lierly give their takes on which teams will prevail in the next round of the knockout stage. Matchday: 2/12 A.S. Roma vs. FC Porto Chris’s Pick: Porto 4-1 Andrew’s Pick: Porto 5-2 Andrew’s Take: FC Porto under Sérgio Conceição have dominated the Primeira Liga by continuing the magic Portuguese […]

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Maduro Crisis in Venezuela Earlier this month, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro began his second term following an election plagued with claims of vote-rigging and the exclusion of his opposition’s biggest candidate. That candidate, Juan Guaidó of the Popular Will party, declared himself “acting president” this week, a move that necessitated responses from multiple leaders. Guaidó […]

The Rams and the Patriots face off Feburary 2. graphic by Conner Maggio

2019 Super Bowl predictions

The Collegian sports writing staff gives their takes on who will win next Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and the LA Rams. Brennen: Do I want to go with the dynastic overlords known as the Brady Bunch? Or the somehow-even-less-charming-but-still-loveable underdogs, the L.A. Rams? The question almost seems to come down to […]

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Donćič to be lasting NBA sensation

NBA journalist Chris Lierly discusses the European basketball player’s potential as an all-around shooting threat for the Dallas Mavericks. Luka Donćič’s stardom in the NBA resembles other young stars because of where he comes from, but unlike those players, Doncic is in the shadow of another European great and does not really break with convention. […]