Ben and Jerry Dish Out New “Core” Flavors

Who knew spending $5 on a college ice cream-making course would be the foundation of the unparalleled ice cream company known as Ben and Jerry’s? Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield brought the world famous flavors like Half Baked and Phish Food, and last month, they amazed us once again with five new “Core” flavors. Hazed and Confused: Chocolate & Hazelnut Ice Creams with Fudge Chips & a Hazelnut Fudge Core. As a hard-core Nutella lover, I had very high expectations for this flavor. Hazed and Confused was the first Core flavor I tried and, astonishingly, it exceeded my expectations. The ice cream ravished my taste buds, leaving me amazed by how scrumptious even the spoonful was. The mixture of chocolate and hazelnut ice creams gives a soothing, cool, rich taste as the hazelnut fudge core and fudge chips create … Continue reading

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Race Against Time for Flight 370

March 8, 2014 12:41 AM – What at first seemed like a normal flight turned into tragedy after Flight MH370 took off from the runway at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia, headed for Beijing, China.  Two hours into the flight, Malaysia Airlines confirmed that the Boeing 777-200 aircraft lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control. As of April 13th, the airplane is still missing. The passenger jet was carrying 239 people, including two infants.  154 of the passengers were citizens of China or Taiwan, 38 were Malaysian citizens, and three were U.S. nationals. Soaring Speculations According to Malaysia Airlines, the plane had just recently passed inspection, the authorities had not received any signals of distress from the aircraft, and there was no harmful weather. So, what happened? With a lack of evidence and little cooperation from the … Continue reading

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U.N. Panel Report Indicts North Korean Leaders

This February, the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea released a report after a one year investigation, which concluded that North Korea had committed a large number of crimes against humanity. This indictment against North Korea’s leaders found that, ”these crimes against humanity entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation.” The report recommended that the North Korean leaders responsible for the abuses, including leader Kim Jong-un, should be held liable, either in the International Criminal Court, with approval from the Security’s Council‘s permanent members, or an ad hoc tribunal to be created by the United Nations. Additionally, North Korea’s political and security systems were … Continue reading

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As You Cooked the Porridge, So Must You Eat It

SOCHI, RUSSIA – Under the façade of the glamour and extravagance of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a plethora of controversies have emerged ever since Sochi was selected to host the Olympics. These controversies, including human rights violations, safety breaches, unfinished Olympic construction, threats of terrorist attacks, and stray dog abuse, have undermined the progressive political image the Russian government has tried to portray. One of the major concerns circulating even before the Olympics was the Gay Propaganda Law, passed in June of 2013.  The law bans what Russia’s Parliament calls, “the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” to minors. In effect, the law makes it illegal to state that gay relationships are tantamount to heterosexual relationships, to hold events that defend homosexuality, and to advocate for gay rights. The penalties for individual Russians include fines up to … Continue reading

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Sochi Olympics: Comments From Student Athletes

Looking back on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, I spoke to athletes and avid Olympic fans to hear their impressions of how this year’s games progressed in the events that they follow. Read on to hear what these students had to say! Student Head of Athletics and ice hockey fan Tyra Abraham ’14 stated, “I follow the Olympics because it’s interesting to see the athletes compete at a such an intense level. For most athletes, winning an Olympic gold medal is the pinnacle of their career. These athletes train for four years and only have this one moment to show off all their hard work, which makes for some very compelling action.” Regarding ice hockey, she commented, “Before the Olympics had even started, there was much debate about the roster of the [US] men’s ice … Continue reading

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