The Quinnipiac Chronicle
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September 25, 2013
Students speak up on Syria “I do have family living in Syria. The people over in Syria tell me that it is really bad; the war is going on every day, thousands of children are getting killed every day. I’m so depressed because of it and because it is my family who is over there and we can’t get any contact with them.” -Sara Olyaei
DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR Hannah Schindler COPY EDITOR Sara Kozlowski NEWS EDITOR Julia Perkins
By Amanda Hoskins Photography by madeline hardy Design by hannah schindler
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR Andy Landolfi ARTS & LIFE EDITOR Caroline Tufts
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“We are acting like the police dogs of the UN and I don’t think that is really our place. I think we need to recognize that other countries are telling us to stay out.” -Kaitlin Devaney
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“I think that it is really important that we figure out what is going on in our home nation before we get involved in Syria because there are people and problems we have to deal with here first before we start sending troops to Syria.” -Kevin Volpe
“I think that we should take all of the money that we would be using in the Syrian conflict and give it to Detroit. We have problems on the homefront that we should resolve first.” -Christopher Moruzzi
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Beyond the Bobcats
By Amanda Hoskins A rundown on news outside the Quinnipiac campus
Terrorists attack Kenya
Clinton for president?
Gun control debate returns
The Westgate Mall in Nairobi was overtaken by Al-Qaeda linked terrorists midday Saturday, according to CNN. Sixty-two people have been pronounced dead by the Kenyan Red Cross and another 175 injured. The attacking group, Al-Shabaab, is a militant group that wants to create an Islamic state in Somalia, a neighboring state that Kenyan military pushed into in 2011. Three Americans, two people from Somalia, a Canadian, a Finland citizen, a Kenyan and a person from the United Kingdom are allegedly involved. Secretary of State John Kerry promised a further investigation.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out on the record saying that she is thinking of running for office in 2016, NBC News reported. Clinton is already backed by a vast number of party leaders, including Nancy Pelosi of California. In addition, many of her former staffers from the state department say she qualifies. Although the decision is anything but finalized, her statements about running are crucial.
Following the Navy Yard shooting, the issue of gun control is back in headlines. At the memorial service for the 12 people killed, President Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass stricter laws pertaining to gun control, according to NBC News. Obama again reminded listeners of the Aurora and Sandy Hook shootings and how the people of the U.S. have felt this way too often. He says Americans cannot accept this being the “new normal.” Wayne LaPierre of the NRA feels the nation needs better security and not new laws. In addition LaPierre believes the nation’s mental health is breaking down. Obama called for a review of security measures in military related facilities.
In last week’s edition of The Chronicle, the piece entitled “Miss America winner faces racist comments” referred to the Muslim religion as a race. This has been corrected in the online version of the article. The Chronicle sincerely apologizes for this error. Thank you to the readers who brought this to our attention.
Published on Sep 24, 2013