Vanderbilt Political Review

North Korea Nuclear Test Sets Off Waves of Anxiety

Liesel Burks

February 12, 2013

As of early Tuesday morning, the North Korean government confirmed that they had successfully conducted a third nuclear test, saying it “used a miniaturized device that had a greater explosive force than previous tests”, as...

“I Am Malala”: A Battle Cry for Justice

Liesel Burks

October 16, 2012

On October 9th, 2012, a 15-year-old Pakistani female was shot in the head and neck while traveling home on a school bus in a Taliban-run assassination attempt. This young student was Malala Yousafzai, who is from the town of Mi...

Chicago Teachers On Strike

Liesel Burks

September 12, 2012

On Monday, September 10, 2012, thousands of teachers in Chicago—a city with the third-largest school district—walked off the job. Fox News reported on Tuesday that approximately 26,000 teachers and support staff had officially...

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