USA Debate Highlights New Generation of Civic-Minded Students

Tensions were high in the University Center as the College Democrats and College Republicans debated on policy differences, but underlying the event was a sense of mutual respect and a common goal for a better future for America.
The debate, hosted by the Unified Students’ Assembly and co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, is the first of its kind on the Seton Hall campus.

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FOCUS on Art and Global Issues: United States’ Election

The political rhetoric coming from the current presidential race has caused many voters to become frustrated, even to the point of reconsidering their affiliation. In particular, artists around the world have used a variety of mediums to convey their perspectives on Republican candidate Donald Trump and his policies.

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South Korea Promises Open Road to Northern Defectors

For the first half of 2016, the number of detections totaled 814, an annual increase of 15 percent. The plethora of defections has followed an increase in tension between North and South Korea following the North’s nuclear testing. The number of defectors used to reach over 2,000 a year, but after Kim Jong-un reached power, the number of defectors was cut in half. It appears to have been due to more difficulty in escaping and increased punishment, rather than better conditions. Park said in her speech that the increase in 2016 has been due to an increase in oppression and widespread hunger.

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MH17 Report Gives More Fodder to Russia’s Spin Doctors

On September 28, one of the more interesting events in the Russia-Ukraine hostilities came to light as the Dutch Joint Investigation Team (JIT) released their findings on the MH17 plane crash. The report claimed that a Russian Buk missile was indeed used to take down the plane, fired from a field controlled by pro-Russian rebels. There is one vitally important question that still stands: what does this mean for the Putin administration?

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Yet Another Truth For Russia to Deny

Both Russia’s Foreign and Defense Departments have stated that evidence was sourced from the Internet and Ukrainian security services, according to the Washington Post. “Thus the objectivity of the information, and the subsequent conclusions made on it, must summon doubt,” said Russian military spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov.
So, is bias against Russia the main motivator in the outcome of the investigation? Is there a worldwide conspiracy to paint Russia as the bad guy, the ultimate villain?

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