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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.”

BYUH social workers attribute surge of post-election suicide calls to lack of coping skills

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline received nearly three times more calls than usual after the presidential election on Nov. 8, according to CNN.

Thailand king, longest reigning monarch in the world, passes away; student say his example will live on

Thai students said they were distraught after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the longest reigning monarch in the world, according to BBC.

Man-caused earthquake hits Oklahoma town, students worry for future consequences

A 5.0 magnitude, man-made earthquake struck Cushing, Oklahoma on Sunday, Nov. 6. No injuries have been reported, but up to 50 buildings have been damaged.

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