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Soda companies sponsor health organizations in exchange for silence, according to nutrition experts

Soda companies such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been financially sponsoring major health organizations in an effort to protect their self-image, according to CNN. The sponsorships began when major health companies lobbied against bills to reduce soda consumption.

White Helmets organization focuses on helping any Syrian

The White Helmets of Syria, also known as the Syria Civil Defense, is an organization of 2,900 civilians who, according to Time Magazine, go “into some of the most dangerous places on earth to do what the world has refused to do – save Syrian lives.”

Two Asian American women elected to U.S. Senate, first time in U.S. history

November elections marked the admittance of two new Asian American women to the United States Senate, a milestone in which BYU-Hawaii students and professors have differing reactions. 

President-elect Donald Trump unveils plans for first 100 days of his administration

Donald Trump’s proposed 100-day plan started a discussion between students and professors in what he refers to as his “contract between [himself] and the American voter [which] begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington.”

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