Category Archives: The Simmons Voice

Political Science Department hosts midterm panel

From the most recent issue of The Simmons Voice: Political Science Department hosts midterm panel.

Professor makes a difference in Afghanistan

One of my professors at Simmons is inspirational. She started her own organization, Afghanistan Samsortya, in 2008 to help revitalize the land in eastern Afghanistan. By planting trees and implementing irrigation systems in the area, Professor Mariam Raqib has done her part to be a “global citizen.”

Read more on her and her organization in my article from this week’s issue of The Simmons Voice:

Professor makes a difference in Afghanistan.

Political unrest causes protests in China

Political unrest causes protests in China.

Anti­war protests cause unrest in Russia

Anti­war protests cause unrest in Russia.

Human Rights Violations in N. Korea

Human Rights Violations in N. Korea.

Scottish independence, not today

Published in this week’s issue of The Voice

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By Amanda Bibbins
Staff Writer

Scotland –— Last week, on Sept. 18, Scotland held a referendum to see whether or not Scottish nationals wanted independence from Great Britain, and the votes came back with a resounding “no.” So far, the only short-term consequence of this decision is the resignation of Scotland’s pro-independence leader, Alex Salmond, who has since resigned his position as Minister.

Great Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron fought to convince Scottish nationals why it was in their best interests to remain a part of Great Britain, and why it was best to maintain the 300-year union with the United Kingdom. By the time the polls closed on Thursday, the Scottish population had been officially convinced.

Why did Scotland choose to remain in the politically complex union? The Scottish economy is aided by Great Britain quite significantly. In addition to being on the British form of currency, the pound…

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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?

It’s important to look first at the…

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