The Aventina

HummusTown’s Syrian Cuisine: “Refugees Want Parity, Not Charity”

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter

January 16, 2019

Filed under This week!, What's on in Rome, World news

Almost two years ago, Shaza Saker (third from the right in yellow) was watching the evening news when the heartbreaking stories of the Syrian refugees fleeing their homes because of the war in Syria came on the screen.  At tha...

The Death of Football’s Greatest Oligarchy?

Andrews Crossley, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Sports, World news

The most prestigious award in international football, the Ballon d’Or, is given annually to the best performer of that year. For the last decade this award has been awarded to, by considerable margins, one of today's two tit...

George Bush Sr. Dies at 94

Margot Edinger, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under World news

George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States of America, died peacefully on November 30, 2018 at the age of 94. He passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, at 10:10 pm. Bush’s death occurred after the death of h...

Can California learn from Finland on fires?

Margot Edinger, Reporter

November 20, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

In lieu of the wildfires burning in California, leaving up to 70 people dead and thousands of homes destroyed, President Donald Trump has been quick to point fingers, blaming California’s forest management for the devastation ...

29 Lives Lost in Deadly California Fire

Margot Edinger, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

A state of emergency was issued in Butte County on Thursday by acting California Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to the fast-moving and destructive “Camp Fire.” 29 lives have been lost by the wildfire, matching the death to...

Three girl scouts killed in hit-and-run along rural Wisconsin road

Margot Edinger, Reporter

November 6, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

A group of girl scouts were struck by a black Ford F-150 in Western Wisconsin. They were picking up litter along a rural stretch on Country Road when the car veered off the road. The two-ton vehicle sped off, leaving two girls an...

Migrant Caravan Proceeds North, Defying Mexico and U.S.

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 23, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

In Tapachula, Mexico an estimated 5,000 Central American undocumented migrants have been progressing towards the United States borders for over a week, in open defiance of the Mexican and American governments.  The migra...

Water Crisis

Anonymous

October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, World news

Imagine having to walk miles and miles in the scorching heat just to get water that is probably not even safe to drink. The majority of us are lucky enough to not have to do this, but 748 million people do not have access to an...

Maine Teacher Found Dead in Woods

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 9, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

The remains of Kristen Westra, an elementary school teacher, and mother of a 9-year-old daughter and 16-year-old stepson have been found in a wooded area near her home in North Yarmouth, Maine. Westra had been reported...

Yes, Child Marriage Occurs in the US and it’s not as Uncommon as you Think

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter

October 7, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

Many are aware of child marriage around the world, particularly in developing countries, but what few people realize is that it’s prevalent in the US as well. Child marriage is legal in half of the 50 states in the US. A no...

Aftermath of Disastrous Earthquake in Indonesia

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 1, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

An earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at 5 p.m. on September 28. The tremors triggered a devastating tsunami with waves up to 3 meters (10 feet) high that swept the coast, with the ...

Australian Fruit Scare Reaches New Zealand

Jacky Zeng

September 26, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

The strawberry contamination scare that struck Australia has now spread to all six of the Australian states. The recent fruit crisis, which has caused supermarkets to recall brands, started when a group of images appeared online...

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