National & World

Students react to North Korean nuclear testing

North Korea carried out an underground nuclear test on Feb.12 shocking the world and neighboring China. Afterward, Beijing declared disappointment toward Pyongyang (the capital of North Korea).

School bus shooting, child kidnapping has students thinking about safety issues

A shooting of a school bus driver in Alabama and the abduction of a 5-year-old boy from the bus by the shooter has BYU-Hawaii students thinking about increasing safety awareness and also the heroic actions of the bus driver who stood up to the kidnapper.

Hawaii lawmakers may ease up on marijuana possession

As Hawaii lawmakers advance a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, students said they will remain unaffected by the change. The bill will require perpetrators to pay a fine rather than be criminally prosecuted.

Tragedy in India: Bomb blasts hit BYUH student's hometown of Hyderabad

Hyderabad, India, was the target of multiple bomb blasts killing more than 16 people and injuring more than 117. The BYU-Hawaii campus is home to some Hyderabad natives. The bombing occurred Feb. 21 and has become a priority in investigation in the Indian government.

Objectifying Women: The media negatively influence women's idea of beauty

Media advertisements on television seem to give the wrong idea about what beauty means to women, causing women to resort to cosmetic surgery, unhealthy dieting, and low self esteem says researchers.

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