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The Presidential Records Act (PRA) governs the handling and preservation of classified documents generated during a Presidents term in office, ensuring their protection and accountability.

Confidential documents exposed: national security implications

Gyan Bhambhani, AVT Health & Wellness Page Editor February 1, 2023

Over the past three months, classified federal documentation has been found in locations associated to both Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. With national security hanging in the balance, questions...

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel located in the Andes Mountains of Peru that was abandoned after the Spanish conquest and rediscovered in the 20th century, becoming a symbol of Inca civilization and a major tourist destination.

Peru: the ancient and modern world shut down amidst public unrest

Lexiss Marajas, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

In the midst of a political crisis, Peru’s government, now engulfed by unrest, has declared a state of emergency. Responding to protests, Lima has suspended constitutional rights including the right...

Created in 1947, the Doomsday Clock was originally set to 7 minutes before midnight, with the furthest it has been totaling 17 minutes away.

Scientific community moves Doomsday Clock 10 seconds forward

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

An annual tradition for the past 76 years, the doomsday clock measures the state of the world, where midnight represents reaching a global catastrophe. Last Tuesday, it was moved 10 seconds forward, making...

George Santos is the son of immigrants and campaigned on improving the quality of life for everyone in New York’s Third Congressional District.

Caught in the act: Representative George Devolder Santos

Zenil Koovejee, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor January 29, 2023

In recent weeks, Representative George Santos (R-NY3) has faced severe backlash due to his alleged misuse of campaign funds and widespread fraud, including the fabrication of details about his personal...

Eskom was founded in 1923 with a mandate to supply electricity to the nation and support economic growth and development.

A nation in darkness: South Africa’s loadshedding nightmare

Zenil Koovejee, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor January 29, 2023

Imagine a land where the interruption of electricity is as constant and inevitable as the dawn of a new day. A place where the uncertainty of light is as much a part of daily life as the rising sun. In...

Ardern was born on July 26, 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand to a Mormon family.

Jacinda Arden resigns as the Prime Minister of New Zealand

Maximilien Kiyoi, Senior Staff Writer January 28, 2023

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s 40th Prime Minister, announced her resignation on January 19, concluding her 6 years of service as one of the youngest female leaders around the world. Chris Hipkins, Arden’s...

With Artemis III, NASA plans to set foot on the moon in 2025.

NASA Artemis III: A new era for the moon, space exploration, and beyond

Ian Cha, Staff Writer January 28, 2023

With the Artemis program, NASA prepares to land the first astronauts on the Moon since the Apollo program in 1972, planning to establish a long-term lunar presence on the South Pole.  “Returning...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day was introduced by the United Nations General Assembly on 1 November 2005.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: significance and impact

Jalen Alami, Senior Staff Writer January 25, 2023

On January 27, communities around the world are scheduled to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, recalling the systematic murder of over six million individuals by Nazi Germany and commemorating the lives...

From 1960 to 2021, the population of India has increased from approximately 451 million to around 1.41 billion people, growing at an unprecedented rate in the last 61 years.

India to overtake China as the world’s most populous country

Dhanush Gowda, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

The global population reached 8 billion people on November 15, with the UN reporting that India is to surpass China’s population at some point this year or in the future.  Much like China, as India’s...

Harry was born on the 15 of September, 1984 to King Charles and Princess Diana.

Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ memoir sparks controversy among the Royal Family

Preston Elliott, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

In the past week, Prince Harry released his new memoir Spare, revealing telling moments between him and other members of the Royal Family and telling the story of his life in his own words. “My problem...

Chinese New Year can trace its roots back nearly 3,500 years, allegedly originating in the Shang Dynasty when people held sacrificial ceremonies at the beginning or end of each year.

Chinese New Year: a global celebration of culture and history

Maximilien Kiyoi, Senior Staff Writer January 23, 2023

This past Sunday, millions of people around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year, bursting fireworks, spending time with family and friends, and commemorating the holiday with additional displays of...

The NHS was founded at the end of World War II in 1948, becoming the second largest single-payer healthcare system on the globe.

A nation on strike: NHS experiences major turmoil with frontline workers

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

The United Kingdom’s public and universal healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), is facing a crisis with its employees going on strike because of working conditions and immense pressure...

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