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War from the sidelines: Brian Castner

When it comes to large-scale conflict, there exists a constant element of uncertainty. Political biases, loyalties, and obligations tend to obscure or stifle what’s truly happening on the ground, leading to embellishment at best, and disinformation at worst. This “fog of war” can be a major impediment to all parties involved— opposing factions, civilians, and journalists. Affected too are neutral observers like Castner; independent arbiters of accountability tasked with reporting military misconduct. 

The cries behind the music: Eurovision 2022

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra captivated the audience with their performance of their song "Stefania" on  Eurovision 2022. Saturday, May 14, Ukraine became the winner of the international song contest with 631 points. Spectators from Europe and participating countries gave 439 votes to Ukrainian artists, and 192 came from the contest jury. The highest score of 12 points was given to Ukraine by Poland, Moldova, Romania, Lithuania, and Latvia. These neighboring countries serve as some of the biggest humanitarian shelters for Ukrainian refugees, with Poland and Moldova concerned about possible Russian incursions on their territory. 

The ocean is the mirror of the Earth: Legacy of a Seattle fisherman

Some may argue that fishing as an industry is dying, but not on the shores of Knutson. “When I started fishing in 1972, I've heard that my whole life. People told me ‘hey that’s a dying industry', and I usually respond with ‘if you think that the fishing [industry] is dying, then I guess you’re saying that the planet is dying.’” 

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