Terrorism around the world: The ISIS crisis

Dear Readers,
You may ask yourselves where I’ve been since my trip to Switzerland. And I must be honest, I have no better explanation than “I was taking a hiatus from writing”… I know, the seemingly unthinkable. But I have started writing for The Simmons Voice, and here’s the first piece I’ve written for them. It’s good to be back on the writing scene.
Happy autumn!

The Simmons Voice

By Amanda Bibbins
Contributing Writer

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 10, President Obama addressed the nation about the series of actions the United States will take against ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. But this prompts questions for the nation, and most importantly, students like ourselves who are faced already with a tremendous national debt that we incur when we pay federal taxes.

It’s important to understand why the president is choosing this course of action. After all, what threat are we really facing? The crisis abroad has more to do with us than perhaps we thought possible, so we at The Voice would like to shed some light on what you may be reading or hearing in the news, in order to help separate fact from ordinary media bias.

ISIS, ISIL… Who can keep it all straight?

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