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Back off, backhoes

(01/26/15 9:32pm)

Seven a.m. alarm.Muddy footprints.Obstacle course.Campus construction. It is a love-hate relationship that Shippensburg University students have come to know well.As of right now, the construction is physically 73 percent complete, according to Eric Barr and Bruce Herring of the Department of Facilities Management and Planning.

Boko Haram attacks vital Nigerian city: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Lagos, Nigeria

(01/26/15 10:58pm)

“I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent,” Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, said.Mandela’s dream is far from a reality as Boko Haram, a radical Islamist army, rages its way through Nigeria. According to the New York Times (NYT), at least 10,000 people died in the past six years and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes.“We are very happy with what happened at the heart of France,” Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s leader, said, referring to the Charlie Hebdo terrorists attacks that occurred in Paris earlier this month, according to Bloomberg.Shekau later took responsibility for slaughtering 2,000 civilians and razing 3,700 buildings at Baga, a Nigerian town near the border of Cameroon, according to the New York Daily News.

Staying Current

(01/29/15 9:53pm)

Local: Shippensburg pastor charged with possession of child pornographyShippensburg — The Attorney General's Child Predator Section charged Keith Bell, pastor of the Church of God in Upper Strasburg with two counts of possession of child pornography, according to The Sentinel.Bell, who lives in Shippensburg, pleaded no contest to the charges, which were placed on him in June of 2013.An investigation uncovered files containing images of children participating in sexually related acts, which led to Bell's arrest.