The Concordiensis

New visa policies impact international students and alumni

Akriti Dhasmana, World / Business Editor

October 10, 2019

International students from Union have been impacted by changes in visa regulations. In May 2019, President Donald Trump proposed stricter regulations for H1B visa approvals that would prioritise foreigners with an advanced d...

Greta Thunberg delivers speech at UN Climate Action Summit

Akriti Dhasmana, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit urging world leaders to mobilize their efforts for overturning the effects of climate change. The UN Climate Actio...

Student newspaper breaks story about diplomat’s retirement

Alex Appel, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2019

Andrew Howard, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Arizona (ASU), was the first to report that the State Department’s special envoy to Ukraine Kurt D. Volker, stepped down from his position. Howard is the Managing Editor of the A...

Tensions rise in Ecuador after not granting exception to abortion law

Akriti Dhasmana, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Hundreds of women gathered in front of the parliament building in the capital of Ecuador, Quito, on Tuesday, September 17 after the Congress failed to pass a bill that would have decriminalized abortion for rape victims. Abo...

Administrative supervision in higher ed increases nationwide

Alex Appel, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Two days before class started, leaders of Greek Organizations were introduced to a roll-out of new policies that impacted how students can party in on-campus housing during the annual Greek Retreat. These new regulations, which include...

The drone attack on Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia threatens oil prices

Abdelrahman Mohamed, World/ Business Editor

September 19, 2019

A drone attack on Saturday affected the Abqaiq processing facility and another plant deep in Saudi territory.The damages could cripple a portion of Saudi petroleum exports for days or even. In addition, the attack raised the po...

Police clash with protesters in Hong Kong for the 15th consecutive weekend

Akriti Dhasmana, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

Chaos ensued in Hong Kong for the 15th consecutive weekend as riots broke out all over the Asian financial hub. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the streets defying the police ban to call for a democracy. They surrounded the ...

Tensions in the Middle East decrease OPEC’s output target

Abdelrahman Mohamed, World / Business Editor

May 23, 2019

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies are set to debate at least two scenarios that would increase oil production beyond current levels. A group of key OPEC producers are going to hold a mee...

The Ivys join a growing trend to teach students about money

Abdelrahman Mohamed, World / Business Editor

May 23, 2019

Universities have not typically focused on personal finance. However, that is starting to change, primarily because of rising debt levels for young Americans and growing anxiety about their economic futures. In April, Harvard Un...

Russian plane crash lands in Moscow, threatening Putin’s aviation dreams

Jonas Lobe, Columnist

May 16, 2019

Vladimir Putin has been looking to enter the civilian airline duopoly since 2006 when, as President, he nationalized United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and told them to build a commercial jet. UAC began development of a commerci...

Argentine peso continues to underperform virtually every other asset

Jonas Lobe, Columnist

May 16, 2019

In the first four months of 2019, investments have been lucrative. The rally across all asset classes has been broad and powerful – nearly 90 percent of the 70 asset classes tracked by Deutsche Bank have risen this year. An...

Political clashes and protest in Venezuela after Guaidó speech

Akriti Dhasmana, Contributing Writer

May 12, 2019

The political standoff in Venezuela has escalated to unprecedented levels over the past week. Street protests headed by the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, broke out on Tuesday , causing 50 injures. The political tensions have...

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