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    Light rail to improve America’s declining infrastructure

    Due to the U.S.’s vast size, in which there’s sometimes no city for 100s of miles, it admittedly doesn’t make sense for there to be high speed trains. In America, as opposed to the rest of the world, it’s more convenient for citizens to take a plane instead of a train. In Europe, taking a train for a daily commute or vacation in another European country is convenient because of the high volume of train stations. However, in the U.S., many cities and towns do not have enough stations or density to make trains advantageous. Furthermore, the speed of many American trains, or lack thereof, further dissuade people from choosing…

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    Europe’s immigration crisis reaches fever pitch

    By: Julia Long The past year has been fraught with tension, danger and conflict for all those involved in the European immigration crisis. According to the International Organization for Migration, over 350,000 refugees have flooded into Europe this past year alone, not counting the thousands more that have died during the journey, or those that have gone through borders undetected. These refugees hail primarily from three conflict-fraught countries: Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea, a small African country bordering Sudan and the Red Sea. Somewhat smaller numbers of immigrants are flooding in from Nigeria, Libya, and Kosovo. Italy, Greece, and Hungary are the refugees’ initial destinations due to the geography of the…