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Islamophobia prevents the west from helping desperate refugees

PHIL JOSEPH, Channels Staff

February 15, 2016

Widespread Islamophobia is making American and European governments ignore the greatest human rights debacle of the 21st century: the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Half of Syria’s pre-war population has either been killed or displaced. Over 4.5 million refugees have fled war zone...

Society needs to stop blaming Muslims for extremist terrorism

LANDON HUNT, Associate Editor

December 4, 2015

While most minority groups have made significant progress towards equality, one group is trapped by unjustified prejudice. The terrible acts committed by radical Islamic terrorist groups have brought blame and cruel treatment...

Increased cyanide poisoning endangers fragile ecosystems

MEGAN TONTI, Channels Staff

November 6, 2015

Is it a coincidence that poachers have poisoned over 60 elephants with cyanide in the past month at the same national park where Cecil the lion was shot and killed by an American dentist? The latest poisoned elephants were found in the Sinamatella area of Hwange N...

One tragic image showed world we need to help Syrian refugees

JESSIKA KARLSSON, Associate Editor

October 19, 2015

It was a sad but necessary day when a published photo changed the world and its imaginary perfection. Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Kurdish boy, was found dead on a beach. He died because his parents truly believed sending their...

ISIS infiltrates social media; creates fear among U.S. citizens

TAYLOR MUNSELL, Channels Staff

May 1, 2015

In America, we use social media for sharing photos, making dates and shopping. About 7,000 miles across the world, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria uses it as a mode of recruitment while sharing bloody videos of decapitation ...

Pilot mental health: the forgotten factor in airline safety

LANDON HUNT, Channels Staff

April 17, 2015

The odds of being in a plane crash that has at least one fatality on one of the 78 major world airlines is one in 3.4 million. The odds are even slimmer if you only consider a plane being taken down deliberately by one of the...

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