Thinker's Chronicle

Category: 2022

  • Rishi Sunak––the Latest to Fill the Seat of British PM

    Rishi Sunak––the Latest to Fill the Seat of British PM

    Enter Rishi Sunak. 42 year old British politician of Indian descent. Previous UK finance minister and current leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. After Liz Truss resigned from her post after a disastrous six weeks, the race for PM split between Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, and Grant Shapps. After each dropped out from the race, Sunak was elected on October 24 as the first British Asian and practicing Hindu to be the British Prime Minister. Newly crowned King Charles III appointed Sunak to this role.  Beginnings Rishi Sunak, after studying philosophy, politics, and economics from Lincoln College and Oxford,

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  • Attack on Paul Pelosi

    Attack on Paul Pelosi

    The quiet tinkle of the glass shards falling to the floor was soon overpowered by the crunch of the intruder’s boots, as he made his way through the now demolished window and into the house. A hammer in his right and zipties clenched in his left hand as he sauntered over to Paul Pelosi: who slept on the bed oblivious. The intruder hunched over Pelosi as he loudly demanded the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  In the predawn hours of Friday, October 28 Paul Pelosi was jerked out of his slumber as the intruder, David DePape, grilled him on

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  • Seoul Halloween Stampede

    Seoul Halloween Stampede

    Thousands of people, children, and adults were all compressed into one small commercial area in Seoul, South Korea. After years of enduring a suffocating pandemic, these people went out on a Halloween festival hoping to find some relief or joy, instead, they found themselves choking, struggling for air. As the crowd started to reach a narrow alleyway known for its party scene a few people started to push others, and before they could even realize what was happening, they started to fall one by one like dominos. People began stacking on top of each other like cookies in a jar.

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  • Respect for Marriage Act

    Respect for Marriage Act

    Someone once said “history repeats itself,” and today, as we celebrate the last few remaining months of 2022, Justice Clarence Thomas has called into reconsideration a case from history. Obergefell v Hodges was the 2015 decision that established a constitutional right to same-sex marriages in the United States. The roots of this decision digs deeper, questioning the historically perceived meaning of marriage––“a conjugal bond”––that is a union between a man and a woman and the act of procreation that is connected with it. However, as we all move a step ahead, we need to start embracing the widening horizons of

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  • COP27 Climate Summit

    COP27 Climate Summit

    Leaders from around the world have come together to discuss solutions for some of the biggest challenges the world faces, including climate change. At the COP27, world leaders will work towards a cleaner, greener planet. The COP27 goes by many different names, such as the Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties. From November 6 to November 18, these leaders are meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Starting in 1992, these summits usually take place every year, but they had been postponed, like almost everything else in the world, due to COVID-19. The COP that was supposed to take

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  • 15 Players Resign from Spanish National Women’s Soccer Team

    15 Players Resign from Spanish National Women’s Soccer Team

    15 players from the Spanish National women’s soccer team sent out exact letters explaining that unless there were changes made to how the national team is run, they will not play for the team. While the players have not outright called for the resignation of the current coach, Jorge Vilda, it is clear from their comments that they no longer support the method with which he runs the team. Why leave? Citing that Vilda’s coaching style has negatively affected “their emotional state and their health,” these 15 players refuse to be called upon to join the National team. In response

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  • Mahsa Amini and Iran’s Morality Police

    Mahsa Amini and Iran’s Morality Police

    Twenty two-year-old Iranian citizen Mahsa Amini died on September 16 after being detained by Iran’s “morality police.” The morality police, officially known as Tehran’s Guidance Patrol, was established in 2005 and is a segment of the police force that is tasked with ensuring Islamic dress code in public.  Amini was arrested 3 days before her death by the morality police for improperly wearing her hijab. The exact laws regarding when and how women need to wear head coverings are extremely vague, causing public outrage regarding how the police interpret immodest wear. Amini’s father explains how his son and other witnesses

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  • British PM Liz Truss Resigns After 6 Weeks

    British PM Liz Truss Resigns After 6 Weeks

    A day after declaring in Parliament that she was “a fighter, not a quitter,” UK Prime Minister Liz Truss finally resigned. She served for only 44 days, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. In her resignation speech, she spoke of the economic issues that the UK was facing, saying that the “country had been held back for too long by low economic growth.” However, she stated that she could not fulfill the commitment she made to her party, which was the reason for her resignation.  How did we get here? Holding an extensive resume for her political

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  • The Permafrost Pandemic

    The Permafrost Pandemic

    Climate change has already started critically affecting the world around us, and with its prevalence around the world, it would seem like we already know everything about the dangers of climate change. But it definitely has more surprises in store for us. Viruses have been frozen in permafrost, a frozen terrain that is now melting due to climate change. It has already affected us This is not merely a hypothesis about what could happen; instead, this has already taken place. In 2016, an outbreak of anthrax, caused by an unfrozen reindeer carcass, infected eight and killed one. Dr. Romanovsky, a

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  • A Look Back in History

    A Look Back in History

    November November 1, 1848 – First medical school for women, the New England Female Medical School, opens in 1874. It merges with Boston University to become one of the world’s first co-ed medical schools. November 3, 1957 – Soviet Russia launched the world’s first inhabited space capsule, Sputnik II, which carried a dog named Laika. November 4, 1890 – The first electrified underground railway system was officially opened in London. November 4, 1922 – King Tut’s tomb was discovered at Luxor, Egypt, by British archaeologist Howard Carter after several years of searching. The child-King Tutankhamen became pharaoh at age nine and died around 1352

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