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Beyond the Bubble: Growing up in the West Bank, Franko Omair risks his life to visit the ocean

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 18, 2021

This week, The Wire spoke with Mohammad “Franko” Omair, a first-year student from the Palestinian West Bank, who discussed what it’s like to grow up under military siege.  Palestine has a complex...

Beyond the Bubble: Normalized violence against Salvadorian women and the military controlled government in Myanmar

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Content warning: This article contains discussion of intense violence and sexual assault. The state of women in El Salvador On Nov. 3, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reported...

Beyond the Bubble: Conflict in Ethiopia and the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 4, 2021

Ethnic Cleansing in Ethiopia Civil war has spread throughout Ethiopia. Regional conflicts have led to a devastating genocide as rebels from multiple ethnic groups target each other on the basis of ethnicity....

Beyond the Bubble: Italy’s vaccine passport and the state of the Taliban in Afghanistan

Lily Yost, News Reporter October 21, 2021

On some scale, everyone lives in a bubble. Whitman and Walla Walla exist in a particularly small and hazy bubble, often immune to the events and experiences of people outside the United States. We tend...

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