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The Time for an Independent Kurdistan is Now

The Time for an Independent Kurdistan is Now

By Anthony Kristensen, North Star Newsmagazine Content Director
January 24
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The massive civil war in Syria seemingly has no end in sight. With all parties seemingly not willing to give in, the bloody conflict, which has claimed more than 400,000 lives, will wage on for the foreseeable future. There are seemingly mo positives that can come of this conflict, but there is one that...

The International Corner: Western Election Trends

The International Corner: Western Election Trends

By Christopher St. Aubin
November 15
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

On Tuesday, Nov. 8th, the people of the United States elected businessman Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States of America. This came as a shock to almost everyone, especially pollsters, and political pundits. This was also a shock to me. I went to my watch party assuming that th...

Regime Change is a Mistake That Cannot be Made Again

Regime Change is a Mistake That Cannot be Made Again

By Anthony Kristensen, Newspaper Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 3
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Iraq. Libya. Two sovereign nations in the Middle East and North Africa that have been decimated by the grips of war and terrorism due to the lack of leadership in these nations. But what happened to the leadership and governments in these nations? Well, they got a bit of ‘freedom’ and ‘democra...

The International Corner: Weekly Report

The International Corner: Weekly Report

By Christopher St. Aubin
September 22
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

Syrian Ceasefire Crumbling: 11 days after the ceasefire was supposed to have gone into effect, there was only close to a few days of no armed conflict. During this 11 day span, after the multilaterally negotiated ceasefire was agreed upon, there have been small skirmishes, Russian bombardment of UN aid convoys, and increased aggression by the Syrian National Army. It is only a matter of ti...

The International Corner: Syrian Ceasefire

The International Corner: Syrian Ceasefire

By Christopher St. Aubin
September 16
Filed under Showcase, The International Corner

Last week, a ceasefire between Russia and the United States was achieved. This comes at a time where constant air bombardment was a common tactic used in the war-ridden country; however, both countries have different goals within the states. Both the United States and Russia are targeting the self-proclaimed...

In Their Shoes

In Their Shoes

By Anthony Kristensen, Features and Opinions Editor
September 11
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Put yourself into their shoes. Imagine you're from the Syrian town of Kobani. Kurdish forces and Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have been fighting in the town for almost three weeks. About 400 people, some of which could be relatives or friends, have been killed. You worry for your spouse and your three...

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