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The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The Soapbox: Italian neo-fascism, pipeline sabotage, and the European energy crisis

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk analyzing major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor Sep 30, 2022

In Europe, an imminent energy crisis lingers Winter is coming, and for Europeans, an energy crisis may lead to exorbitant heating bills. Worsened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,...

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The Soapbox: Russian escalation, protests in Iran and Fiona’s fallout

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk analyzing major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor Sep 23, 2022

In Russia, mobilization and referendums change the game Russian officials in four occupied Ukrainian regions announced plans on Sept. 20 to hold referendums on annexation to Russia....

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The Soapbox: Growing opposition challenges global leaders’ expanding power

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor Apr 12, 2022

Pakistan’s prime minister removed by Parliament Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was ousted by Parliament after losing a no-confidence vote on the morning...

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The Soapbox: US prioritizes European refugees

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor Mar 25, 2022

Ukrainian refugees welcomed with open arms by US The United States is preparing to take in up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and donate more than $1 billion to help European countries...

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The Soapbox: Sanctions on Russia deplete global resources

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor Mar 11, 2022

[Looking for the spring 2022 Arts Issue? Click here.] In Central Asia, migrant workers struggle to support their families Since the United States and European Union imposed sanctions...

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The Soapbox: Migrants continue to suffer at borders

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor Mar 4, 2022

Polish and Ukrainian border guards reportedly discriminate against African and South Asian students Among the more than one million refugees who have fled Ukraine since the start...

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The Soapbox: Civilians evacuate Ukraine, protests erupt in Russia

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor Feb 25, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Feb. 24 a Russian “military operation” in Ukraine. Putin said the operation aims to accomplish the “demilitarization and de-Nazification”...

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The Soapbox: Parties in power continue to suppress their opponents

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor Feb 18, 2022

A poisoned Putin opponent faces more jail time Alexei Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin’s top political opponents, went on trial Feb. 15 for embezzlement and contempt of court...

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The Soapbox: The fight against sexual abuse continues

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor Feb 11, 2022

In the Catholic Church, religious leaders cover up abuse Former Pope Benedict XVI denied allegations of misconduct on Tuesday regarding the mishandling of sexual abuse cases involving...

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The Soapbox: Mexico, Congo, ISIS

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor Feb 4, 2022

In Mexico, four journalists killed in less than a month Roberto Toledo, a local reporter for Monitor Michoacán in the city of Zitácuaro, was the fourth journalist killed in...

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The Soapbox: Burkina Faso, Storm Ana, Tonga

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor Jan 28, 2022

Burkina Faso becomes the latest coup in the Sahel Burkina Faso’s military has seized full control of the country after taking democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian...

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The Soapbox: Journalism under attack

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Suhail Gharaibeh, Deputy News Editor Dec 10, 2021

Around the world, a record number of journalists jailed A record 293 journalists are currently behind bars around the world, according to a Dec. 9 report by the Committee to...