The Aventina

E-Cigarette Ban: More Harm Than Good?

Simon Morales Santacoloma

November 18, 2019

The Trump administration has made a proposal to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes in the United States, accounting for approximately 85% of sales. This comes after various deaths reported being linked to vaping. Studies...

Bushfires Tear Through Australia

Phoebe Ciocca

November 13, 2019

While rain washes over Rome, the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales are facing “catastrophic” fire threats. Bushfires have been tearing through Eastern Australia for almost a week with the local fire forc...

Assassination of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Sees no Signs of Slowing Down

Simon Morales Santacoloma

November 6, 2019

According to the Institute of studies of peace and development, over 800 social leaders have been murdered since 2016, with 196 being killed between March 2018 and May 2019. These indigenous social leaders defend small communities deeply ...

Social Unrest in Iraq

Federico Salvati

October 23, 2019

Almost 150 civilians were killed during protests in Iraq earlier this month as a result of security personnel using excessive force and live gunfire, a government committee has found. The protesters were mostly young and unemplo...

Bezos’ Contribution to Space Exploration

Federico Salvati

October 22, 2019

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon has recently announced that he will be financing a team to build a lander that will help humans visit the moon in 2024. Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin, has teamed up with aerospac...

Trump Against Turkey

Jacopo Santacroce

October 22, 2019

Two weeks ago President Trump ordered US troops to retreat from Northern Syria, ultimately bombing their own base to reduce the possibility of someone else occupying it and using what was left behind. In surface of this, a new threa...

Hong Kong Protests Persist

Raffaella Jarvis

October 22, 2019

September 15th marked the fifteenth weekend of the anti-government protests in Hong Kong where 28 people were injured by tear gas and water cannon attacks by the police. These attacks came after after radical protesters began ...

Climate change: British Studies Suggest Groundwater Could Heat Homes

Noah Gallo

October 22, 2019

Research conducted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) has revealed that natural water found in the ground could be used as a low-carbon heat source in many towns and cities. A three-year-study examined the environmental impa...

Clashes in Catalonia

Samuel Griffin

October 19, 2019

Huge protests full of fire and violence broke out in Barcelona this past Friday. Half a million pro-independence protesters gathered against the Spanish government. The protests were in response to when nine Catalan politicans we...

The Son of ‘El Chapo’

Samuel Griffin

October 19, 2019

This past week Mexico City witnessed a shootout between Mexican military forces and Sinaloan cartel members in an attempt to capture the son of the infamous drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The Sinolaon cartel still, to t...

2019 Nobel Prizes

Phoebe Ciocca, Reporter

October 14, 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prizes are currently being awarded.  Awarded annually in Stockholm and Oslo, the Nobel is the most prestigious and celebrated prize to win. It was initiated by Alfred Nobel, inventor, businessman, scientist, and ...

Amazon Rainforest Fires

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 2, 2019

The Amazon rainforest has long been considered the lungs of the earth, sucking up massive amounts of carbon dioxide and contributing to about 20% of the world’s oxygen. Due to the immense contribution to the planet, the rainforest p...

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