The Mustang

November 27 – 29 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012

Hey everybody. Due to the fall break, I was unable to do a Where in the World for November 19 – 23. I am sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused. November 27, 2012: The Middle-East can’t seem to catch a break – despite last year’s revolution, Egyptian president Mohammed...

October 22 – 26 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012

October 22, 2012: It isn’t often that people are charged for manslaughter because of an earthquake. A regional court in Italy charged six scientists and one ex-government official for sending in inaccurate information that underestimated an incoming earthquake. By sending in this inaccurate information,...

October 9 and 11 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

October 22, 2012

October 9, 2012 Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an activist for girl’s education in Pakistan, was shot in the head today on her way home from school. Her attacker was sent by the Pakastani Taliban who wanted Yousafzai silenced. Yousafzai, who wrote a diary recording the time she and her community...

October 1 – 5 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

October 8, 2012

October 1, 2012: The Syrian Foreign Minister, Walled Muallem, pointed his finger at a number of countries including the US and France who he claims have helped the rebel forces in his country attain firearms and funding. Meanwhile, the Syrian government is being pressured by the UN to stand down in...

September 25 – 27 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

September 25, 2012: In Madrid, Spain, people congregated in the Plaza de Neptuno to march on parliament to protest of the bail-out and the “kidnapping of democracy.”  The protest was planned via social media, mainly on Facebook and chat sites. Because of this, the police found out and were ready...

September 20th in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

September 24, 2012

20 September 2012: The Middle East is once again seeing a large amount of unrest as the Syrian rebels continue their fight against their government and protests in many Islamic countries become violent. Also, Amish people get a haircut from haters. Thirty people were killed today when a Syrian...