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Is humanity approaching its end?

Allan Li February 13, 2024
Recently, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they would be setting the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been to signaling a metaphoric “doom” for humanity. Even though the clock’s messaging may mean that we are approaching the end of the world as we know it, the sense of urgency that this symbol is supposed to instill is just not there.
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Anh Nguyens work, above, features two traditional southern Vietnamese garments made out of potato paper bags and flowers. The installment is part of the Wang Centers latest exhibit Potasia, on view through June 15. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

POTASIA celebrates the artwork of a household staple

Syreeta Yelverton March 20, 2018
The Charles B. Wang Center’s newest exhibit, “POTASIA: Potatoism in the East,” showcases potato art.
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President Donald Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland back in 2013. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Letter to the Editor: Why the United States Would Lose — Yes, Lose — A War With North Korea

Michael A. Barnhart November 8, 2017
There is something far faster, and ultimately far more lethal, than a nuclear-tipped missile. It is a bit of computer code designed to wreak instantaneous havoc with its target. It is cyber-warfare.
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Gianna Toboni, left, with Kai Shappley, right. Shappley is a transgender 5-year-old who spoke to Toboni for the VICE episode Trans Youth that airs tomorrow at 11pm. PHOTO COURTESY OF HBO

HBO’s ‘VICE’ returns with its fifth season

Thomas James March 2, 2017
"VICE," the Emmy Award-winning news program, has returned to HBO with its fifth season.
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The Panmunjeom flagpole in Peace Village on the northern side of the Korean DMZ, as seen through a telescope at the Dora Observatory. The flagpole was constructed in the 80s in response to the South Korean flagpole that had been built in the Freedom Village, and is the 4th tallest flagpole in the world. (CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN)

A close-up look inside SUNY Korea: Part IV

Christopher Cameron October 6, 2015
In the final part of the SUNY Korea gallery, Stony Brook students visit the DDP in Seoul as well as the Korean DMZ, the most heavily militarized national border in the world.
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A dong-heon, or main office building, of the provincial government complex in the Korean Folk Village. The dong-heon was where the governor performed his duties as administrator. (CHRISTOPHER CAMERON / THE STATESMAN)

A close-up look inside SUNY Korea: Part III

Christopher Cameron August 27, 2015
Take a look as the Study Abroad program visits the cultural attractions of the Korean Folk Village and marvels at technological advancements in the Samsung Innovation Museum.
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Rising tensions in North Korea

Keith Olsen April 8, 2013
It isn’t a rare occurrence for North Korea to threaten America and South Korea, but its threats have become oddly specific recently. It has stated its intent to fire nuclear missiles at Guam and Hawaii in addition to aiming at their southern neighbor.
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is the featured speaker at the U.S.-China Economy and Trade Cooperation Forum, in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, February 17, 2012.

Tensions increase between North Korea and China after sanctions

David O'Connor March 11, 2013
The North Koreans are in a very precarious position. According to official statements by various governments, the North’s decision to a have a third nuclear test within the past few weeks has given reason for the United Nations Security Council to pass another round of sanctions against the east Asian nation, those measures being co-authored and approved by the North’s only ally, China.
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Top three with Keith: a summary of foreign affairs, March 11th

Keith Olsen March 11, 2013
A summary of the most important international events involving the Falkland Islands, North Korea, and Venezuela
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Dennis Rodman (C) tries to keep the ball away from Indiana Pacers Antonio Davis (L) during 2nd quarter play in Chicago, IL., Sunday.  Chicago won game 1 of the Eastern Conference final 85-79.

Former NBA Dennis Rodman makes a fool of himself in North Korea

Keith Olsen March 4, 2013
In today’s world, whenever North Korea is mentioned, the word nuclear is always nearby. It’s also noted that the tiny nation is governed by the Kim dynasty who rule the country with an iron fist. But no one talked about Kim Jong-un’s love of basketball until former NBA player Dennis Rodman was photographed watching a game of basketball with the infamous leader in Pyongyang on Feb. 28.
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Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Israeli citizens during a visit to the southern city of Ashdod, January 22, 2013. (Yossi Zamir/Flash 90/MCT)

Top three with Keith: A summary of foreign affairs

Keith Olsen February 8, 2013
A catastrophic fire in a Brazilian danceclub has killed over 230 people, Tensions have been escalating between North Korea and the United States and Israeli parliamentary elections are now over.
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