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Student News Action Network

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Haiti, Two Years Later

Haiti, Two Years Later

United StatesDavid, Washington International School

Feb 22, 2012 -   Two years ago, on the 12th of January, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. With a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale, it was the largest earthquake that had hit the region in 200 years. According to the Haitian...

Small Island, Big Problem

Small Island, Big Problem

ItalyIlaria Schlitz

Feb 6, 2012 - With a rise in attacks by Somali pirates in the Lamu archipelago off the northern coast of Kenya come serious implications for locals, hotel and home owners and tourists alike. According to Rocky Hitchcock, a Senior Security Advisor and...

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

JapanTenKiko Chin, International School of Sacred Heart Tokyo

Feb 18, 2012 -   A 17-year-old Burmese rapper shares her story as a victim of bullying and her struggle to conform. However her inner strength takes her forward. Su Let Yee feels that the best moments in her life are when she is performing her raps...

Dollar Breakdown

Dollar Breakdown

Japansanskriti mehta, International school of the Sacred heart

Feb 2, 2012 -     In 2004 US economists said, “A weak dollar isn’t always bad, and is sometimes done on purpose. It makes our exported goods cheaper, which can create jobs.” Today, in 2011, the same issue exists, but on a much larger scale....

Queensland passes same sex civil union legislation

Queensland passes same sex civil union legislation

AustraliaGemma

Dec 1, 2011 - After four hours of debate the verdict has finally been passed; same sex couples in Queensland are now allowed to have legally recognised civil unions. The Civil Partnerships...

Rotten Bananas: Forgotten Events in Chiquita and United Fruit's History With Guatemala

Rotten Bananas: Forgotten Events in Chiquita and United Fruit's History With Guatemala

United StatesEthan Diner, Washington International School

Jan 8, 2012 - In 1934, under Jorge Ubico Casteñada, a vagrancy law was commissioned in Guatemala forcing 150 eight hour days of farming on all workers as a minimum. It provided seemingly...


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